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.
Necaxa claimed first place in the table – pending the rest of this week’s results – with a 1-2 away win against Querétaro. The result gives the Rayos three wins in their last four as they bounced back from a loss over the weekend, while the Gallos Blancos are now winless in three.
The hosts started the game off well, although they had made several changes to their starting lineup due to the schedule congestion giving them three games in seven days. Those changes didn’t seem to faze them, though, and they had the ball in the back of the net twice – only for both would-be goals to be disallowed.
Querétaro took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they played out a 2-2 draw with América. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten at home but winless in five overall, while the Gallos Blancos remain unbeaten in three.
Querétaro, with the best road record so far in the Apertura, came out attacking as they demonstrated why they’re such a dangerous visiting team. Fabián Castillo and Ake Loba had several early chances to give the Gallos the lead, but it took half an hour for the breakthrough to come.
León earned a comprehensive 0-4 away win against a Querétaro side that missed a PK when the game was still goalless. The result gives La Fiera two wins in a row, while the Gallos Blancos saw their unbeaten start to the Apertura brought to a decisive halt.
Querétaro started the game off strongly, with several attacking forays. In the 22nd minute, it looked like their pressure would pay off when Andrés Mosquera brought down Enrique Triverio in the box. The referee pointed to the penalty spot – and also showed Mosquera a red.
10-man Pachuca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as a stoppage-time goal gave Querétaro the come-from-behind 2-1 win. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten in the Apertura and lifts them to the top of the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s results – while the Tuzos remain winless.
The visitors started the game off strongly and they put Gil Alcalá to work early on, most notably in the 12th minute, when the keeper made a great point-blank save on Franco Jara to keep the game level. But the complexion of the game changed in the 16th minute when Pachuca went down to 10 men.