FC Juárez added to Veracruz’s woes with a 2-0 victory. The result gives the Bravos back-to-back home wins, while the Tiburones Rojos saw their record-setting winless streak grow to 36 games.
All of Juárez’s victories have come at home this season, and they came out attacking in this one. The quality of their opponent aside, they looked dangerous from the start and soon tested Sebastián Juardo in goal. The young keeper did well to deny them, and made a particularly notable save against Mauro Fernández in the 17th minute.
Cruz Azul took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pumas UNAM scored late to tie the game 1-1. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten in three while La Máquina are also unbeaten in three but remain winless in five after a run of draws.
Cruz Azul, coming off winning the new Leagues Cup competition in midweek, was looking to get back to winning ways in league play as well, while Pumas looked to put their home-field advantage to good use in their quest to climb into the playoff places. The hosts had some good early opportunities created by the partnership of Jeison Angulo and Victor Malcorra, but they weren’t able to open the scoring.
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.
Pachuca scored early and often en route to a 4-1 victory against Tijuana. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for the Tuzos, while the Xolos are now winless in three and have lost four in a row on the road.
The hosts came out attacking as they looked to get back on track in front of their home fans, and it didn’t take long for one of those attacking forays to pay off. In the 8th minute, Franco Jara was brought down in the box to earn Pachuca an early penalty kick. Jara took it himself and converted it to make it 1-0 for the Tuzos.
Monterrey let a two-goal lead slip away but fought back for a 3-2 victory against Puebla. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the Rayados, while the Poblanos remain winless on the road this season and winless in three overall.
The hosts took the lead from the penalty spot in the 18th minute after Maximiliano Perg was called for a foul on Avilés Hurtado in the box. Nicolás Sánchez converted the PK to make it 1-0 for Monterrey.
León earned another lopsided win with a 2-4 away victory against Necaxa. The result is a second straight multi-goal win for La Fiera, who remain unbeaten in six, while the Rayos saw their own five-game unbeaten run halted as they suffered their first home defeat of the season.
The hosts started the game off well, but León grew into the game and soon took control of the midfield. Luis Montes had a dangerous early chance with his shot from outside the box in the 8th minute, while Necaxa had a good look in the 14th minute with a header by Mauro Quiroga.
Santos Laguna took an early lead and fought off Atlético San Luis’s comeback attempt to earn a 2-3 away win. The result keeps the Laguneros unbeaten in four while the Potosinos saw their two-game winning streak and five-game unbeaten streak halted.
It took the visitors just seven minutes to find the breakthrough. Julio César Furch, the league’s leading goalscorer, netted his 8th of the season when he finished off a low cross at the back post to make it 0-1 for Santos Laguna.
Monarcas Morelia remained unbeaten under coach Pablo Guede with a 1-0 victory against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result gives the michoacanos two wins in a row while El Rebaño now has just one win in their last five – and remains winless in 12 on the road.
Morelia came out attacking as they looked to make their home-field advantage count, and they had success down the wings with Cándido Ramírez, Luis Mendoza, and Joaquín Martínez proving particularly active.