Querétaro players scored three times – and Santos Laguna walked away with a 2-1 victory, thanks to a pair of own goals. The result snaps a six-game winless streak for the Laguneros and keeps them mathematically in playoff contention, while the Gallos Blancos remain winless in three.
The game started off perfectly for Santos Laguna and new head coach Guillermo Almada, as they took the lead just four minutes into the game. Julio César Furch redirected the ball into the unfortunate Víctor Milke, who turned it into his own net to make it 1-0 early on.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Querétaro and Toluca played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten at home in four – but winless in two overall – while the Diablos Rojos are unbeaten in two, but winless on the road in seven.
The visitors came out attacking as they looked to strengthen their position in the playoff race; Toluca controlled the game from the beginning and they had the first good chance in the 6th minute, when Alan Medina saw his left-footed shot go just wide.
In a game that finished 10 vs 10, Cruz Azul picked up a comfortable 3-0 victory against Querétaro. The result keeps La Máquina unbeaten in six – with four wins in that span – while the Gallos Blancos remain winless on the road this season.
The hosts started the game off strongly and they found several early chances. In the 6th minute, Yoshimar Yotún had a good look, but his shot went over the bar; then, in the 13th minute, Orbelín Pineda saw his header hit the crossbar.
Querétaro scored late to beat Tijuana by the minimum difference in this one. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for the Gallos Blancos, while the Xolos have now lost two of their last three.
Querétaro was looking to move out of last place in the table when they returned home here. A sparse crowd didn’t give them much of a home-field advantage, but they were ultimately able to do enough to earn just their second victory of the season.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Querétaro and Chivas de Guadalajara played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos winless in two and stuck at the foot of the standings, while El Rebaño remain winless in three heading into next week’s SuperClásico.
The visitors had the better of the chances throughout the game, but they couldn’t convert any of them. Diego Novaretti nearly scored an own-goal in the 13th minute as he tried to clear a Chivas free kick, but to the defender’s relief his header hit the crossbar and stayed out.
Querétaro snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory against 10-man Monarcas Morelia. The result gives the Gallos Blancos their first points of the season, while the michoacanos have now lost four in a row and are winless in five.
Under the new direction of Víctor Vucetich, the hosts came out looking to turn their season around against another struggling team. Querétaro had the better of the run of play in the first half, although they were unable to get past Sebastián Sosa in goal.
Lobos BUAP got back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory against 10-man Querétaro. The result snaps a four-game winless streak for the Licántropos, while the Gallos Blancos suffered their seventh straight loss as they remain the only team not to register a single point in the Clausura 2019.
The game started off well for the visitors before going rather precipitously downhill. Querétaro took the lead in the 10th minute when Ayron del Valle’s shot from outside the box beat Toño Rodríguez to make it 0-1.
Pumas UNAM vs América – 1:00 PM – Univision / Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM (15th) beat Querétaro 0-2 last weekend to give them a long-awaited first victory of the Clausura. The universitarios will now look for their first home win when they return to the Estadio Olímpico Universitario for this rivalry match. Pumas is unbeaten at home, with a string of draws, but they’ll be looking for more in this Clásico Capitalino – especially since they’re facing the team who bounced them out of the playoffs last season with a humiliating 6-1 loss.
As for América (8th), the Águilas fell 0-3 to León last weekend to send them into this rivalry match on the back of a loss. América has alternated wins and losses over the past four weeks, and they’ll hope that pattern means they’ll be due a victory in the Clásico. They’ve been a strong attacking team, scoring two or more goals in every match until last weekend’s, and they’ll look for another goal-filled performance in this one.
Pumas UNAM earned their first win of the Clausura 2019 with a 0-2 away win against Querétaro. The result is a sixth-straight loss for the Gallos Blancos, while the universitarios are now unbeaten in two.
The visitors took control of the game early on, enjoying more possession and looking dangerous in attack. Pablo Barrera was particularly active in the offensive third, and his persistence paid off in the 16th minute when his shot from outside the box took a deflection and ended up in the back of the net to give UNAM the 0-1 lead.
Querétaro vs Pumas UNAM – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Querétaro (18th) fell 2-0 to América last weekend to keep them winless and pointless this season. The Gallos Blancos have suffered through five straight losses and have the worst defensive record in the league with 11 goals allowed. They failed to win in midweek as well, where they suffered a 2-3 loss to Zacatepec in the Copa MX, which will not help their confidence at all going into this one.
As for Pumas UNAM (16th), the universitarios drew 1-1 with Monterrey last weekend to keep them winless this season as well – although they also remained unbeaten at home. Pumas did look improved under the direction of new coach Bruno Marioni, though, and they’ll now look for their first win of the season against the league’s basement dwellers. Pumas will also have the advantage of some extra rest as they did not play a midweek game.