Atlas 2-1 Puebla (Group 4)
Atlas kept their hopes of advancing alive with a 2-1 win over Puebla in this Group 4 game. The Poblanos are still top of the group but are now vulnerable to losing that spot. The Rojinegros went into this game winless in Copa MX play, but they took the lead in the 18th minute. Édgar Zaldívar won the ball and played in Jahir Barraza, whose diagonal shot made it 1-0.
The hosts added to their lead in the second half, when Rodolfo Salinas finished off a corner kick to make it 2-0 in the 52nd minute. Atlas looked in complete control, but Puebla made the final few minutes interesting after they reduced the deficit in the 85th minute, with the unfortunate Federico González scoring an own-goal to put the visitors on the board. However, Atlas was able to hold on to the lead and secure their first win of the competition.
With the 2-1 win, Atlas reaches four points while Puebla still has seven.
Necaxa 1-2 Jaguares de Chiapas (Group 5)
Necaxa took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they fell 1-2 to Jaguares de Chiapas. The result ends the Rayos’ unbeaten run in the competition, while also giving Jaguares their first victory. Necaxa started the game off well, and they took the lead in just the 8th minute. Fabián Espíndola finished off a loose ball after it rebounded against the woodwork to give the hosts the 1-0 lead.
Jaguares didn’t properly settle into the game until the second half, and even then it took a mistake by Necaxa to allow them to get on the board. Luis Miño recovered the ball at the top of the box and sent it past Yosgart Gutiérrez to make it 1-1 in the 67th minute. With the score level, the intensity of the game ratcheted up as both teams looked for a winner. Just as the game was looking destined to end 1-1, Enrique Esqueda completed the comeback for Jaguares with his 86th minute goal.
With the 1-2 win, Jaguares reach four points while Necaxa still has four.
Atlas 1-1 Mineros de Zacatecas (Group 4)
Atlas is still winless in the Copa MX after tonight’s 1-1 draw with Mineros de Zacatecas in Group 4 play. However, the result did give them their first point of the competition and considering how the game started, they will be happy to take it. In the fifth minute, Mauro Laínes saw his shot hit the post, but it then rebounded against defender Cristian Calderón and in, giving Mineros the lead with an own-goal.
Atlas reacted well to that bit of misfortune, and they pressed forward in search of an equalizer. They found it in the 33rd minute, when Christian Tabó finished off a through ball to make it 1-1. In the second half, both teams looked for a winning goal, but Miguel Fraga and Carlos Velázquez were in good form in goal to prevent either side from scoring a second.
With the 1-1 draw, Atlas reaches one point while Mineros reach two.
Santos Laguna 1-2 Coras Tepic (Group 3)
Coras Tepic surprised Santos Laguna with a late goal to earn a 1-2 away win in this Group 3 match. The Liga MX side has now lost two cup games in a row, while Coras earned a victory in their debut in the tournament. The visitors opened the scoring in the 37th minute with a well-taken shot by Daniel Ríos that left the goalkeeper with no chance.
Atlante 2-0 Venados – Group 6
In this all-Ascenso MX match up, Atlante earned a 2-0 home victory over Venados in the Group 6 opener. It took a while for the teams to find a rhythm in this one, and the opening goal came from the penalty spot. In the 21st minute, Domingo Zalazar converted the spot kick to put Atlante ahead 1-0.
Jaguares de Chiapas 2-2 Chivas de Guadalajara – Group 2
With advancement to the knockout rounds already assured for both clubs, Jaguares de Chiapas and Chivas de Guadalajara played out a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night.
Alonso Escoboza gave Jaguares the lead from the penalty spot in the 18th minute after Oswaldo Alanís was sanctioned for a foul. But Chivas tied it up through Carlos Salcido’s header in the 32nd minute before Alan Pulido converted a PK to put the visitors ahead just two minutes after that. Then, in the second half, Escoboza finished off his brace to level the match in the 72nd minute.
Alebrijes de Oaxaca 2-1 Monarcas Morelia – Group 4
Alebrijes de Oaxaca earned their first win of the Copa MX with a 2-1 victory against Monarcas Morelia. It was Oaxaca’s final game of the group stage and the victory ensures they will have a spot in the upcoming round of sixteen. The hosts took the lead early on after Sebastián Loeschbor was called for a penalty in just the fourth minute. Óscar Fernández converted the PK to make it 1-0 for Alebrijes.
Cafetaleros de Tapachula 1-1 Jaguares de Chiapas – Group 2
Cafetaleros took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 1-1 with Jaguares to remain winless – but also unbeaten – in the Copa MX this season. The hosts looked the more dangerous team in the first half and Abraham Carreño missed a great chance in the 27th minute when he was one-on-one with the keeper. But then Óscar Sánchez scored a golazo in the 35th minute to give Cafetaleros the 1-0 lead.
Puebla 2-1 Dorados de Sinaloa – Group 8
Puebla remained perfect in the tournament with a 2-1 win over Dorados de Sinaloa, who are still looking for their first point. However, they had to come from behind to do so as Dorados took the lead in the 32nd minute through Johan Mendívil. In the second half, Puebla found the equalizer through Jerónimo Amione, who scored a golazo from outside the box to make it 1-1 in the 63rd minute.
Chivas de Guadalajara 1-4 Jaguares de Chiapas – Group 2
Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Jaguares de Chiapas fought back for a 1-4 away victory. The hosts had the first good chance of the game before the 10-minute mark, when Miguel Ángel Ponce nearly beat Liborio Sánchez with a powerful shot. However, it wasn’t until the 37th minute that El Rebaño found the breakthrough, with Edson Torres finishing off a great individual play to make it 1-0.