Toluca started the game off well and found an early chance through Luis Mendoza, but his third-minute shot went just wide of the post. After that, though, Kansas City began to control the game.
León continued their climb up the table with a comfortable 3-0 win against 10-man Toluca. The result is a fourth straight win for La Fiera, while the Diablos Rojos remain winless in five (with four losses in that span).
The visitors had the first notable chance through Felipe Pardo, whose long-distance shot went just wide; then, in the 13th minute, Fernando Navarro came within inches for León as his header hit the crossbar.
Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (10th) drew 1-1 with Toluca last weekend to remain winless in two. They’ll look to get back on track when they return home to the Estadio Azteca, the scene of their last league victory, for this one. La Máquina has had some trouble scoring this season, though, with just four goals through six games and just one goal at home. On the other hand, they’re tied for the second-best defensive record in the league with only five goals allowed and three clean sheets. They’ll look to eke out another close win here.
As for Santos Laguna (9th), the Laguneros drew 1-1 with Tijuana last weekend to also remain winless in two. Santos is winless on the road as well, with two losses and a draw on their travels, and they’ll look to change that stat here. Like Cruz Azul, Santos hasn’t been all that prolific in front of goal, and they have yet to score more than one goal in a game. Changing that against Cruz Azul’s stingy defense might prove difficult.
Cruz Azul took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Toluca came back for a 1-1 draw. The result snaps a three-game losing streak for the Diablos Rojos, but keeps them winless in four, while La Máquina remain winless in two.
The game started off at an energetic pace, with both teams looking to get back to winning ways. The first notable chance came for the visitors when Adrián Aldrete sent a dangerous cross in, but no one could get on the end of it.
Toluca vs Cruz Azul – 1:00 PM – Univision / Univision Deportes
Toluca (12th) fell 2-0 to Tijuana last weekend to extend their losing streak to three games. The Diablos rojos will look to get back to winning ways when they return to the Estadio Nemesio Diez for this one, but they’ve had mixed results at home so far in the Clausura. They’ve also failed to score in their last three matches, bringing their scoreless streak to 280 minutes. They have a fairly good defensive record, though, and they’ll also have the advantage of some extra rest for this one as they did not have a midweek game.
As for Cruz Azul (10th), La Máquina fell 2-0 to León last weekend to end their two-game winning streak. That was the first time this season Cruz Azul conceded more than one goal in a game, although on the other hand they’ve also failed to score more than one goal in a game. That pattern continued in the Copa MX in midweek, where they played out a 1-1 draw with León. They’ll look to get back on track when they face a new opponent in this one.
Tijuana earned their first home victory of the season with a 2-0 win against Toluca. The result gives the Xolos two wins in their last three games while the Diablos Rojos have now lost three in a row.
Tijuana had struggled to score this season, with just one goal in their previous four games, but they came out attacking and looked dangerous in this one. Within the first five minutes, they had had two good chances through Gustavou Bou and Ariel Nahuelpán that forced Alfredo Talavera into action.
América vs Querétaro – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
América (8th) fell 3-2 to Monterrey last weekend in a wild game that saw the Águilas lose their perfect record. They also picked up a pair of red cards in that game, and they’ll be without the suspended Jorge Sánchez and Emanuel Aguilera for this one as a result. América has one of the best attacking records in the league, though, with at least two goals scored in all of their league games to date, and they’ll look to take advantage of a vulnerable opponent to get back to winning ways here. They couldn’t win – or score – in midweek, though, where they fell 2-0 to San Luis in the Copa MX.
As for Querétaro (18th), the Gallos Blancos fell 0-4 to León last weekend to keep them winless and pointless in the Clausura 2019. Querétaro has suffered through four straight defeats while conceding a league-high 11 goals; they’ve managed just two of their own. The Gallos need to get it together ASAP if they want to avoid a historically bad season, but the Azteca is an intimidating place to be looking for their first win. Querétaro will be better-rested for this game, though, as they did not have a midweek match.
Tigres UANL remained unbeaten on the road this season with a 0-1 victory against Toluca. The result is a second straight away win for the universitarios while the Diablos Rojos have now lost two in a row.
The hosts had the better of the early chances and they repeatedly tested Nahuel Guzmán in goal. Santiago García came close with a header that went just wide of the left-hand post, while Luis Mendoza forced a good save out of Guzmán with a header of his own.
Toluca vs Tigres UANL – 1:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Toluca (4th) fell 1-0 to Chivas de Guadalajara last weekend to end their perfect start to the season. The Diablos Rojos will look to get back to winning ways when they return home to the Estadio Nemesio Diez for this one, a stadium where they are traditionally hard to beat. They’ll be without their suspended assistant coach, though, and head coach Hernán Cristante is also being looked at by the Disciplinary Committee; whether that has any effect on Toluca on the field remains to be seen.
As for Tigres UANL (7th), the universitarios fell 0-1 to Cruz Azul last weekend to end their unbeaten start to the season. Tigres are still unbeaten on the road, though, where they’ve earned a win and a draw so far this Clausura. Tigres have a good goal-scoring record on the road as well, where they’ve netted five goals in two games. They’ll look to keep that streak alive in this one.
The game started off at a good pace and Toluca had an early chance from a corner kick that surprised Raúl Gudiño and nearly ended up as an Olímpico from Pablo Barrientos. Gudiño was then called on to deny Luis Mendoza in the 16th minute as the visitors looked to take the lead.