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.
Querétaro earned a comfortable 3-0 victory against Tijuana in this Jornada 2 game. The result gives the Gallos Blancos their first win of the season, while the Xolos suffered their first loss.
Querétaro came into this one looking for a positive result after a heavy away loss last weekend, and it didn’t take them long to open the scoring. In the 15th minute, Ariel Nahuelpán scored against his former team with a low shot to the far corner to make it 1-0 for the Gallos.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended one player following the second legs of the Apertura 2019 quarterfinals.
The lone sanction was given to Luis Romo of Querétaro, who was suspended one game for serious foul play. Since the Gallos Blancos were eliminated from the playoffs, Romo will serve his suspension during the first game of the Clausura 2020 season.
Querétaro mounted a valiant comeback attempt but a red card allowed Necaxa to retake control, with the Rayos earning a 2-3 win on the night and booking their spot in the semifinals with a 6-2 aggregate victory.
The Gallos Blancos needed to win at least 3-0 in order to overturn the first leg deficit, and they ame out attacking as they looked to do exactly that. It took just four minutes for Querétaro to get on the board, as Marcel Ruiz headed home a cross from Ayron del Valle to make it 1-0 (1-3) early on.
Necaxa took a commanding lead in the first leg of this quarterfinal series with a 3-0 victory against Querétaro.
The game started off a little slowly, with a good deal of play taking place in midfield. Neither team was able to take firm control, and while they both created a few chances, none of them were particularly dangerous.
Monarcas Morelia took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Querétaro came back for a 3-1 win. Both teams were already qualified for the playoffs going into this game, but the victory moves the Gallos Blancos a bit higher in the table.
Neither team was able to find the breakthrough in the first half, but it was just five minutes into the second when Miguel Ángel Sansores gave Morelia the lead. He received the ball at the top of the box and got off an acrobatic shot that Gil Alcalá initially appeared to have saved, only for the ball to squirm past him and over the line to make it 0-1 for the visitors.
Santos Laguna reclaimed first place in the table with a 1-0 victory against Querétaro. The result keeps the Guerreros unbeaten at home this season and unbeaten in three overall, while the Gallos Blancos saw their three-game winning streak halted.
With the two teams knowing the winner would jump over Necaxa – who has a bye this week – into first place, the game started at a good rhythm, with free-flowing play and chances at both ends. Querétaro had the first chance in just the 2nd minute, but Jesús Escoboza’s shot to the far post went just wide.
Querétaro kept pace in the fight for first place with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result gives the Gallos Blancos a three-game winning streak, while the universitarios have now lost two in a row and are winless in three.
The hosts started the game off strongly, while Pumas struggled to get anything going. Querétaro kept the pressure on, and in the 25th minute they were given the chance to take the lead from the penalty spot after Jeison Angulo was judged, after VAR review, to have committed a handball in the box.
The Disciplinary Committee has handed out sanctions to both Atlético San Luis and Querétaro for the brawl between their supporters that led to the abandonment of the Jornada 14 game between the clubs.
San Luis, who hosted the game, was given a two-game stadium ban for the Estadio Alfonso Lastras. A stadium ban leaves teams with two options: either to find an alternate venue for the game, or to play in the sanctioned stadium behind closed doors, with no fans admitted. In a press release, San Luis stated that out of respect for the spirit of the sanction, they will play behind closed doors and fans will be reimbursed for previously purchased tickets.
Atlas climbed into the playoff places – pending the rest of this weekend’s results – with a 2-0 victory against Querétaro. The result ends the Rojinegros’ three-game winless streak, while the Gallos Blancos have now lost two in a row and are winless in four.
Atlas started the game off better and got forward into the attack, although shots by Osvaldo Martínez and Jairo Torres were more hopeful than dangerous. It ended up being an own-goal that gave the hosts the lead, with the unfortunate Alexis Pérez trying to clear a cross and instead sending it into his own net to make it 1-0 for Atlas.