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.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended 3 players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 14 games.
Guido Rodríguez of América and Jesús Dueñas of Tigres UANL were given one-game suspensions for serious foul play; Tigres filed a petition of non-conformity regarding Dueñas’s red card, but the petition was overturned and the suspension stands.
Maximiliano Salas of Necaxa was given a one-game suspension for yellow-card accumulation after receiving his fifth caution of the season.
The Disciplinary Committee investigation into the violence that marred the San Luis vs Querétaro game is still ongoing.
Santos Laguna moved back into first place with their 4-1 victory against Tijuana, while Veracruz remained in last after their 1-3 loss to Tigres UANL.
Veracruz remains the only winless team.
Veracruz remained in last place in the Tabla de Cociente as well, while relegation rivals San Luis also lost, Chivas de Guadalajara drew, and Querétaro and FC Juárez won.
Puebla 0-1 Atlas
Veracruz 1-3 Tigres UANL Santos Laguna 4-1 Tijuana
Cruz Azul 2-3 Monarcas Morelia
Pachuca 0-1 FC Juárez
Necaxa 2-2 América
Pumas UNAM 1-2 León
Atlético San Luis 0-2 Querétaro (game abandoned in the 85th minute due to violence; score at the time of abandonment made official by Liga MX)
Monterrey 1-1 Chivas de Guadalajara
Monterrey took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Chivas de Guadalajara came back for a 1-1 draw. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the Rayados – but keeps them winless in four – while El Rebaño remains unbeaten in two but winless in five.
Antonio Mohamed was looking to get Monterrey back on track in his return to the bench for the Rayados, and at first it looked like he might start his second tenure off with a win. The hosts had chances from the opening whistle and it didn’t take long for them to find the breakthrough.
Pumas UNAM took the lead but couldn’t hold it as León came back for a 1-2 away win. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for La Fiera, while the universitarios are now winless in two.
The hosts came out looking to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans, and they took the lead just past the half-hour mark. In the 32nd minute, Carlos González was played into the box and he shot past the onrushing Rodolfo Cota to make it 1-0 for Pumas.
Both teams had the lead at one time or another, but in the end it was honors even as Necaxa and América played out a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten in four, while the Águilas are now winless in two.
Necaxa came out attacking as they looked to retake the top of the table, but Memo Ochoa was in fine form to deny them. The keeper made an impressive save on Jesús Angulo in the 14th minute to keep Necaxa from taking the lead, and América looked to build from the back and get something going in the attacking third themselves.
FC Juárez earned their first away win of the season with a 0-1 victory against Pachuca. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for the Bravos, while the Tuzos saw their three-game winning streak halted.
The first half was a cagey affair, with neither side able to take advantage. Pachuca was perhaps a little rusty after a two-week layoff (with their bye week occurring just before the international break), while Juárez was well-organized and able to close down the spaces the hosts were trying to exploit.
Monarcas Morelia took and lost the lead twice before ultimately earning a 2-3 away win against Cruz Azul. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the michoacanos, while La Máquina now has just one win in their last nine.
In solidarity with Veracruz, the two teams did not play for the first minute after the opening whistle, simply standing quietly on the field. When the clock hit 1:00, they kicked off for real, and Morelia soon created opportunities.
Santos Laguna returned to the top of the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s results – with a comfortable 4-1 victory against Tijuana. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the Guerreros, while the Xolos are now winless in two.
It took half an hour to find the breakthrough, but that opened the floodgates. In the 33rd minute, Diego Valdés got into the box and played the ball to Brian Lozano, whose diving header was saved by Manuel Gibrán Lajud – but the rebound fell to Valdés, who put it away to make it 1-0.