Adrián Aldrete of Cruz Azul and Mauro Lainez of Lobos BUAP will miss their next match after receiving two yellow cards in the same game, while Santiago García of Toluca was given a one-game suspension for yellow-card accumulation after receiving his fifth caution of the season.
In the playoff race, Cruz Azul and América have both guaranteed a top-8 finish, while Necaxa, Atlas, and Veracruz are all eliminated from contention.
In the relegation standings, Veracruz remained in last place with that loss, while relegation rivals Puebla drew and Lobos BUAP and Querétaro both won.
Monarcas Morelia 0-2 Tigres UANL
Puebla 2-2 Chivas de Guadalajara
Pachuca 6-2 Necaxa
América 1-1 Toluca
Monterrey 2-0 Veracruz
Lobos BUAP 3-1 Tijuana
Pumas UNAM 1-2 Cruz Azul
Querétaro 2-1 Santos Laguna
Atlas 0-0 León
Chivas de Guadalajara jumped out to an early 0-2 lead, but they couldn’t hold it as Puebla came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Poblanos unbeaten in two while El Rebaño is now winless in six.
The game started off perfectly for the visitors, who had the lead in just the 5th minute. Puebla lost the ball at the edge of the box as they tried to play out of the back, with Isaác Brizuela poking the ball away from defender Daniel Arreola to Alan Pulido, who took it into the box and shot through the keeper’s legs to make it 0-1.
Tigres UANL earned a 0-2 away win against 10-man Monarcas Morelia. The result ends the universitarios’ three-game winless streak and instead sees them now unbeaten in three, while the Michoacanos saw their three-game winning streak halted.
The game started off fairly evenly, and although Tigres had more goal-scoring opportunities, Sebastián Sosa was alert to the danger. But the game changed in the 18th minute. Gabriel Achilier committed a foul at the top of the box and, after consulting VAR, referee Jorge Pérez Durán gave the Morelia defender a straight red card.
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Alexander Mejía of León and Jaine Barreiro of Atlas were given one-game suspensions for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity, while Osvaldo González of Toluca and Nicolás Castillo of Pumas UNAM were suspended one game for a lack of respect towards the match officials.
Monterrey and Tigres UANL have locked up their spots in the playoffs, while Veracruz, Querétaro, and Pumas are all mathematically out of contention.
In the relegation fight, Veracruz remained in last place in the Tabla de Cociente with their 6-2 loss to León, while relegation rivals Lobos BUAP also lost, Querétaro and Atlas drew, and Puebla won.
Pachuca took a 0-2 lead but couldn’t hold it as Santos Laguna fought back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Guerreros unbeaten in three, but ends their two-game winning streak, while the Tuzos are likewise unbeaten in three.
The visitors started the game off strongly and in the 7th minute Franco Jara hit the post as Pachuca came close to opening the scoring. However, it wasn’t until the 31st minute that the Tuzos were able to take the lead.
Monarcas Morelia earned an away victory against Toluca by the minimum difference, winning 0-1. The result keeps La Monarquía unbeaten in five – with four wins in that span – while the Diablos Rojos have now lost back-to-back games and are winless in three.
The first half was a largely even affair. Toluca had the first opportunity of the game, but both teams were largely limited to shots from distance that did little to trouble either keeper. When halftime rolled around, the score remained 0-0.