Toluca nearly took the lead in unlikely fashion in the 10th minute as Marcelo Barovero whiffed on a backpass. The ball rolled past him towards the empty net, hit the inside of the post, and rebounded back into the box where the grateful goalkeeper scooped it up.
With both teams looking for the first win of the season, the intensity was high. Chivas thought they had taken the lead in the 16th minute when Carlos Salcido put the ball in the back of the net following a set piece, but the would-be goal was disallowed for offside.
The game started off perfectly for the visitors, who took the lead in just the 2nd minute. Avilés Hurtado played in Rogelio Funes Mori, who took a touch into the box and then fired to make it 0-1.
Veracruz took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Querétaro scored a last-minute equalizer to make it 1-1. The result ends a two-game winning streak for the Tiburones Rojos but keeps both teams unbeaten in three.
The Gallos Blancos had the first good chance of the game in the 10th minute, when Luis Noriega got on the end of a cross from Édgar Benítez, but Pedro Gallese was able to make the save.
Pumas had the better of the play in the opening minutes, and they found an early chance through Bryan Rabello, but he couldn’t take advantage and the opportunity went begging in the 5th minute.
Cruz Azul remained unbeaten this season and snapped a three-game winless streak with a 2-1 victory against Atlas in this game that finished 10 vs 10. The result is a third straight defeat for the Rojinegros.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts as they took the lead in just the 3rd minute. Ángel Mena got past two opponents, cut into the box, and put a shot on goal; although Miguel Ángel Fraga stopped the initial shot, the ball fell for Édgar Méndez, who headed Cruz Azul in front.
The Xolos came out attacking as they looked for that elusive first win in front of their home fans. The pressure paid off in the 22nd minute, when Gustavo Bou made it 1-0 on the half-volley following some good combination play with Luis Chávez and Víctor Malcorra.
Monarcas Morelia took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pachuca came back for a 1-2 away win. The result is a second straight victory for the Tuzos and a second straight loss for Morelia, who remains winless in the Apertura 2017 season.
The visitors had the better of the chances in the early going, with Ángelo Sagal and Erick Gutiérrez getting involved in the attack. However, it was the hosts who opened the scoring. In the 33rd minute, Gastón Lezcano sent a cross into the box for Raúl Ruidíaz, who beat Alfonso Blanco to make it 1-0.
Veracruz earned a 2-3 away win against Santos Laguna on Sunday night to give the Tiburones Rojos back-to-back victories in league play. The result ends Santos Laguna’s unbeaten start to the season and leaves them winless in the Apertura.
The Guerreros were looking to end a run of draws with a victory in front of their home fans, and Gael Sandoval had a chance to open the scoring in the opening minute. He got free on the right but his shot from outside the box took a deflection, sending the ball into the post and saving Veracruz from an early deficit.
The universitarios took the initiative as they looked to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans. Nicolás Castillo had an early chance from outside the box, but his shot went just wide of José Canales’s goal.