Atlas beat Santos Laguna by the minimum difference in the last game of match week 13. The result leaves the Laguneros winless at home this season and winless in four overall, while the Rojinegros extended their winning streak to three games.
Santos was looking to get their season on track and they created chances from the beginning. But despite having several point-blank opportunities, they couldn’t find the breakthrough as Óscar Ustari made the necessary saves.
A stoppage-time goal gave Monarcas Morelia a 1-2 away win against a 10-man Chivas de Guadalajara. The result is a third straight loss for El Rebaño, who also remain winless at home this season, while La Monarquía have now won two in a row.
Chivas started the game off well and Sebastián Sosa was called on early to keep the hosts off the board. Orbelín Pineda had a dangerous chance in the 9th minute following a corner kick, but quick reflexes allowed Sosa to preserve the draw.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Necaxa and Pumas UNAM played out a 0-0 draw. The result is a second straight goalless draw for the Rayos, who remain unbeaten in four, while the universitarios saw their two-game losing streak halted but remain winless in eight.
Pumas was looking for new coach David Patiño to help move them away from the foot of the table, and the visitors looked dangerous early on. However, the final touch was lacking and the universitarios were unable to open the scoring.
León beat Tigres UANL by the minimum difference to extend their winning streak to five games. The result ends a six-game unbeaten streak for the universitarios.
Tigres dominated possession in the first half, but chances were few and far between for both sides. León’s Elías Hernández had one of the clearer opportunities of the opening stanza, but his shot was deflected wide of goal.
Monterrey remained perfect at home this season with a 2-0 victory against Pachuca. The result keeps the Rayados unbeaten in the Apertura 2017 while the Tuzos saw their road losing streak grow to three games.
The hosts took the lead in the 24th minute. John Stefan Medina played in Dorlan Pabón, who cut the ball back for Rogelio Funes Mori. The Argentinian beat Óscar Pérez to make it 1-0 for the Rayados.
América picked up a 1-3 away win against Cruz Azul in the Apertura 2017 edition of the Clásico Joven. The result is a second straight victory for the Águilas, while La Máquina saw their season-long home unbeaten streak come to a halt.
The hosts put the ball in the back of the net in the 5th minute, but the would-be goal was disallowed for offside. Cruz Azul had several early chances, but it would be the visitors who opened the scoring.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Tijuana drew 0-0 with 10-man Veracruz. The result ends a two-game losing streak for the Xolos but keeps them winless in four, while the Tiburones Rojos remain winless in two.
The game was hard-fought from the beginning, with neither side able to take control. Goal-scoring opportunities were few and far between in the opening half; Gibrán Lajud made a save in the 10th minute on a shot from distance, and that was about the only chance of note.
Puebla twice took the lead and twice failed to hold it as Querétaro fought back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Poblanos unbeaten in two but leaves them winless in seven, while the Gallos Blancos are unbeaten in two but winless in eight.
Both teams were looking to end their long winless streaks against another struggling team, and Querétaro began to create chances early. However, it didn’t take Puebla long to find chances of their own, although it wasn’t until the 34th minute that the hosts were able to take the lead.
Toluca got back to winning ways with a comfortable 3-1 home victory against 10-man Lobos BUAP. The result is a second straight loss for the licántropos, who have dropped into 15th in the relegation standings with the defeat.
The Diablos Rojos took advantage of a set piece to open the scoring in the 13th minute. Alexis Canelo got his head to a corner kick and sent the ball past Jorge Villalpando to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
Mexico lost their unbeaten status in World Cup qualifying as they fell 3-2 to Honduras – a result that had little effect on El Tri, who were already guaranteed first place in the Hex going into tonight, but which granted Los Catrachos fourth place, and with it, a playoff against Australia.
The result also helped keep the United States from qualifying, as the U.S. failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986 after a loss to Trinidad and Tobago combined with Panama’s victory over Costa Rica and Honduras’s win against Mexico.