A late own-goal gave Toluca a 0-1 away win against Pumas UNAM. The result is a fourth straight victory for the Diablos Rojos while the universitarios suffered their second consecutive loss and are now winless in five.
Pumas could get little going in attack as Nicolás Castillo and Matías Alustiza looked disconnected from the rest of the team while a well-organized Toluca back line easily cut out the few opportunities the hosts created.
Toluca remained unbeaten at home this season with a 2-1 victory against Pachuca. The result is a third straight win for the Diablos Rojos, while the Tuzos saw their four-game unbeaten streak brought to a halt.
The hosts suffered an early setback as Maximiliano Perg had to be subbed out due to injury just five minutes into the game, but the enforced change in the back didn’t affect Toluca’s play. Pachuca was well-organized defensively, however, and the Diablos were largely limited to shots from outside the box.
Toluca remained unbeaten at home this season with a 2-0 win against 10-man Santos Laguna. The result snaps a five-game unbeaten streak for the Laguneros, who lost the opportunity to move into first place in the table.
The Diablos Rojos took the lead in the 14th minute, when Rubens Sambueza found some space and sent in a cross for Fernando Uribe, whose header made it 1-0 for Toluca.
With a saved penalty at the death, neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Necaxa and Toluca played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten in two but winless at home this season while the Diablos Rojos are unbeaten in three but winless in two.
The hosts had the better of the chances in the first half. In the 22nd minute, Matías Fernández hit the post with a free kick; then, following a corner kick, Carlos González saw his header cleared off the line by Rodrigo Salinas.
Querétaro vs Veracruz – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Querétaro (14th) fell 1-0 to Monarcas Morelia to keep them winless in two. The Gallos Blancos are also winless at home this season, with a loss and a draw in La Corregidora, but they’ll look to change that here when they take on a relegation rival. Of concern for Querétaro is their goal-scoring – or lack thereof. The Gallos have been shut out in three of their four games to date. On the other hand, they’ve only allowed two goals all season.
As for Veracruz (16th), the Tiburones Rojos drew 1-1 with Santos Laguna last weekend to keep them winless in the Clausura. Veracruz is sitting at the foot of the relegation standings and needs to pick up points ASAP if they want to remain in Liga MX next season. The Tiburones Rojos did manage to score their first goal of the season last weekend, and they’ll look to build on that here.
Despite finishing the game with 10 men, Toluca did enough to earn a 1-3 away win against Atlas. The result is the first win of the season for the Diablos Rojos, while the Rojinegros remain winless in the Clausura 2018.
The visitors took control of the game early and tested Cristopher Toselli with some early chances, primarily through Luis Quiñones and Alexis Canelo. The opening goal came in the 21st minute, when Pablo Barrientos nutmegged debutant defender José Monroy and sent a low cross into the box for Canelo, who made it 0-1 for Toluca.
Puebla vs Veracruz – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Puebla (11th) fell 1-0 to Monarcas Morelia last weekend to end their winning start to the Clausura 2018 season. The Poblanos will look to get back on track when they return home to the Estadio Cuauhtémoc for this one, where they are unbeaten this season. They picked up a win in midweek as well with a 1-3 away victory against Cruz Azul in the Copa MX. This is an important game in terms of relegation, with Puebla currently sitting three spots above Veracruz in the Tabla de Cociente.
As for Veracruz (16th), the Tiburones Rojos fell 0-2 to Monterrey last weekend to keep them winless this season. They also fell in the Copa MX in midweek, where they suffered a 0-2 loss to Tampico Madero. Veracruz needs to start picking up points quickly before the gap between them and safety widens even further, and picking up points against the other teams in the relegation conversation is especially valuable. The Tiburones have yet to score a goal this season, though, and of course they can’t win if they can’t score.
León earned a comfortable 3-1 win against 10-man Toluca in their Clausura 2018 home debut. The result is a second straight win for La Fiera, while the Diablos Rojos remain winless.
León looked to make their home field advantage count in this one and they had the first good chance of the game through Andrés Andrade, who hit the post early on. Toluca then had an opportunity of their own through Fernando Uribe, but William Yarbrough made the save.
Lobos BUAP vs Querétaro – 6:00 PM
Lobos BUAP (18th) fell 4-2 to Santos Laguna last weekend and will now be looking to earn their first points of the season when they return home in this one. With both Lobos and Querétaro very much involved in the relegation fight, earning points in this game takes on added importance for both teams.
As for Querétaro (17th), the Gallos Blancos fell 0-1 to América last weekend and now will be on the road as they look for their first points – and their first goals. They’ll look to take advantage of Lobos’ defensive woes here as they try to open up some breathing room for themselves in the relegation fight; they are currently penultimate in the Tabla de Cociente.