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.
Atlético San Luis took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Necaxa scored late to earn a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten this season, but winless at home, while the Potosinos are also unbeaten, but winless on the road.
The game started off at a good pace, with several early chances. The visitors had the better of the run of play, and a set piece gave them the lead in the 15th minute, when Matías Catalán finished off a corner kick at the far post to give San Luis the 0-1 lead.
Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Toluca came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps El Rebaño unbeaten this season but winless in two, while the Diablos Rojos are unbeaten on the road but are also winless in two.
Chivas started the game off strongly and their attacking persistence paid off in the 19th minute. Ronaldo Cisneros chested the ball down for Fernando Beltrán, who scored with a volley from the top of the box to make it 1-0.
León earned a comfortable 3-0 victory against Pachuca in a game marred by the serious injury suffered by 17-year-old Eugenio Pizutto in his Liga MX debut.
The result keeps La Fiera perfect at home this season, while the Tuzos remain winless in the Clausura 2020.
In the 9th minute, Pachuca was forced into an early substitution after Luis Chávez was injured, and things never improved from there. León was in complete control of the run of play and in the 14th minute, they took the lead through Ángel Mena, whose shot from outside the box beat Alfonso Blanco to make it 1-0.
Tigres UANL earned their first win of the Clausura 2020 with a 2-1 victory against Atlas. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten at home this season, while the Rojinegros have now lost two in a row.
The hosts started the game off strongly and they took the lead in the 10th minute. Luis Quiñones received the ball in midfield, ran it into the box, and beat Camilo Vargas to make it 1-0 for Tigres early on.
Cruz Azul earned a comfortable 3-0 home victory against Santos Laguna in this Jornada 3 clash. The result gives La Máquina their first win of the Clausura 2020, while the Laguneros remain winless on the road.
Going into this one, Cruz Azul was the only team in Liga MX without a point earned this season. They came out attacking as they looked to change that, and they got their reward immediately. In just the second minute, Jonathan Rodríguez put Cruz Azul 1-0 up with his goal from just inside the box.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Tijuana and América played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Xolos unbeaten at home this season – but winless in two overall – while the Águilas remain unbeaten overall.
The visitors quickly found a good chance through Giovani dos Santos, but he couldn’t beat the onrushing Manuel Gibrán Lajud and the opportunity went begging. At the other end, Miler Bolaños forced a good save out of Memo Ochoa as the two teams traded chances.
Querétaro earned an away win by the minimum difference as they beat 10-man Puebla 0-1 thanks to an own-goal. The result gives the Gallos Blancos back-to-back victories and lifts them into first place in the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s games – while the Poblanos suffered their first loss of the season.
The game started off poorly for the hosts, when Jesús Paganoni had to be subbed out injured following a dramatic clash of heads with Areli Hernández in the 10th minute that left the Puebla defender bloody, woozy, and ultimately en route to the hospital to be thoroughly evaluated.
The first legs of the Copa MX Round of Sixteen left few teams with a significant advantage, with the majority of results seeing just a one-goal difference – meaning there is a lot to play for in next week’s second legs.
As a reminder, away goals are not tiebreakers in the Copa MX.
First Leg Results Querétaro 3-2 FC Juárez
Venados 1-1 Pachuca
Chivas de Guadalajara 1-2 Dorados de Sinaloa
Atlético San Luis 0-1 Tijuana
Celaya 3-4 Monterrey Cafetaleros 4-1 Monarcas Morelia Atlas 2-1 Toluca Santos Laguna 4-2 Pumas UNAM
The decisive second leg will be played between January 28th and 29th.
The knockout rounds of the 2019-2020 Copa MX get underway this week with the first legs of the round of sixteen.
The round of sixteen is a total goals, aggregate score series; away goals are not tiebreakers. Should the aggregate be tied at the end of the second leg, the winner will be determined by penalty kicks – no extra time will be played.