FC Juárez earned a comfortable 3-0 victory against Monarcas Morelia to close out Jornada 3. The result gives the Bravos their first win of the season and keeps them unbeaten at home, while the michoacanos are still winless in the Clausura 2020.
FC Juárez came out attacking as they looked to put their home-field advantage to good use, and their persistence paid off in the 26th minute. Jefferson Intriago sent a long free kick into the box, and Flavio Santos headed it past Sebastián Sosa to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
In a wild game where both teams led at one point or another, FC Juárez and Pumas UNAM ultimately drew 4-4. The result keeps the Bravos winless in the Clausura 2020 – but gives them their first point – while the universitarios remain unbeaten.
The hosts opened the scoring in the 11th minute with one of their first dangerous plays of the game. Mauro Fernández got in behind the defense on the right and played the ball across for Darío Lezcano, who knocked it home to make it 1-0 for FC Juárez.
In a January 4th preseason friendly between FC Juárez and UACH FC, Bravos midfielder Gabriel Hachen struck the referee.
The Liga MX Disciplinary Committee opened an investigation into the incident, and they announced the sanction today: a one-year suspension from all official soccer competitions endorsed by the Mexican Football Federation.
The 29-year-old Argentinian was also given an undisclosed fine.
Hacen joined FC Juárez in 2018, when the Bravos were still in Ascenso MX. He’s made 40 league appearances for the club between Ascenso MX and Liga MX, as well as six cup appearances. He scored 11 goals for Juárez in that span.
Tigres UANL ensured the best possible seeding for the playoffs with a 1-2 victory against FC Juárez in the final regular season game of the Apertura 2019. The result sends the universitarios into the playoffs on the back of an eight-game unbeaten streak, while the Bravos saw their season end on a sour note with a home loss.
The game started off well for the visitors, who took the lead in just the 6th minute. Tigres worked the ball into the box and eventually to André-Pierre Gignac, who volleyed it home to make it 0-1 for the universitarios.
Monarcas Morelia dominated from start to finish as they thrashed FC Juárez 6-1. The result keeps the Michoacanos unbeaten in three, while the Bravos have now lost two in a row.
The hosts came out attacking and they threatened in the 3rd minute, when Miguel Ángel Sansores saw his shot knocked out for a corner kick. From that ensuing corner, Sebastián Vegas scored to give Morelia the 1-0 lead in just the 4th minute.
FC Juárez took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Chivas de Guadalajara scored in stoppage time to earn a 1-2 away win. The result snaps a five-game winless streak for El Rebaño while the Bravos have now lost two of their last three and two in a row at home.
The game started off well for the hosts, who came out attacking and took the lead in the 12th minute. Juárez moved the ball quickly down field and while Diego Rolán’s initial shot was saved, Dario Lezcano was on hand to bury the rebound and make it 1-0 for the Bravos.
FC Juárez earned their first away win of the season with a 0-1 victory against Pachuca. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for the Bravos, while the Tuzos saw their three-game winning streak halted.
The first half was a cagey affair, with neither side able to take advantage. Pachuca was perhaps a little rusty after a two-week layoff (with their bye week occurring just before the international break), while Juárez was well-organized and able to close down the spaces the hosts were trying to exploit.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Necaxa and FC Juárez played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten in two while the Bravos are now unbeaten in three.
The hosts came out attacking and had a pair of early opportunities, but they couldn’t convert them. Then, in the 15th minute, Diego Rolán nearly gave Juárez the lead with his header, but it ended up going over the bar.
FC Juárez took the lead but failed to hold it as América came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Bravos unbeaten in two while the Águilas are unbeaten in three – but also winless in six.
The game started off somewhat tentatively in the opening minutes, but it nevertheless didn’t take the hosts long to take the lead. In the 11th minute, Diego Rolán headed home a cross from the right to put Juárez ahead, 1-0.
FC Juárez added to Veracruz’s woes with a 2-0 victory. The result gives the Bravos back-to-back home wins, while the Tiburones Rojos saw their record-setting winless streak grow to 36 games.
All of Juárez’s victories have come at home this season, and they came out attacking in this one. The quality of their opponent aside, they looked dangerous from the start and soon tested Sebastián Juardo in goal. The young keeper did well to deny them, and made a particularly notable save against Mauro Fernández in the 17th minute.