Cruz Azul remained first place with their 2-1 victory against Lobos BUAP, while Veracruz remained last despite their 2-2 draw with Querétaro.
In the playoff race, Pumas UNAM, Santos Laguna, and Monterrey joined Cruz Azul and América as qualified teams, while Chivas de Guadalajara, Puebla, León, Lobos, and Tijuana joined Necaxa, Atlas, and Veracruz as teams unable to qualify.
In the relegation standings, Veracruz remained in last place with their draw against relegation rival Querétaro, while their other rivals Puebla and Lobos both lost.
Santos Laguna took the lead but couldn’t hold it as América came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Laguneros unbeaten at home this season but winless in two overall, while the Águilas are winless in three but unbeaten in 10.
The visitors had the first good chance of the game in the 9th minute, when Guido Rodríguez got past Osvaldo Martínez and tried his luck from distance, but Jonathan Orozco made the save. Santos responded with a chance from Eduar Preciado that Agustín Marchesin saved; Julio César Furch tried to finish off the rebound with a diving header, but his attempt went wide.
Pumas UNAM turned a first-half goal into a 0-1 away win against Toluca. The result is a third straight road win for the universitarios, while the Diablos Rojos saw a four-game home winning streak ended and are now winless in two overall.
Both teams came into this game level on points and looking to secure a spot in the playoffs; the victory guarantees Pumas will be in the Liguilla, while Toluca is not yet mathematically safe. The visitors had the first good chance in this one, with Felipe Mora receiving the ball from Carlos González in good position, but he sent his shot over the crossbar.
Monarcas Morelia scored late to earn a 2-3 away win against Tijuana. The result extends the Xolos’ losing streak to four games and keeps them winless in six, while the Michoacanos earned their third straight road win to move into the playoff places with just one game remaining in the regular season.
The game was bogged down in midfield at the start, with neither team able to put their stamp on the game. But then the game tilted in Morelia’s favor. Carlos Ferreria had a pair of chances, with Gibrán Lajud stopping his first attempt and then Julián Velázquez deflecting his follow up.
Monterrey took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Necaxa came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Rayados unbeaten in two, while the Rayos are now winless in seven. The result also guarantees Monterrey a spot in the playoffs.
Despite being the visitors, Monterrey started the game off better and took control of the ball. It took them just nine minutes to take the lead, as Leonel Vangioni sent a cross into the box that Dorlan Pabón controlled and then scored to make it 0-1.
Chivas de Guadalajara earned a victory by the minimum difference as they beat León 0-1. The result snaps a six-game winless streak for El Rebaño, while La Fiera suffered their fifth consecutive home loss and are winless in three overall.
León controlled possession in the early going as they looked to bring their poor home form to a halt. They had their first good chance in the 12th minute, when Mauro Boselli got into a good position, but he couldn’t get the contact right.
Tigres came from behind for an emphatic 6-1 win against Puebla, who had to bring on their backup goalkeeper in the first half due to injury. The result is a second straight win for the universitarios, who are unbeaten in four, while the Poblanos are now winless in two.
The night started off well for the visitors, who took the lead in the 17th minute. Alejandro Chumacero played in Omar Fernández, who sent the ball towards the far post. A goalmouth scramble ended with Lucas Cavallini stabbing the ball home from close range to make it 0-1 for Puebla.
Lobos BUAP took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Cruz Azul came from behind for a 2-1 home victory. The result guarantees La Máquina will finish the weekend in first place, and it also keeps them unbeaten at home this season, while the Licántropos saw their six-game unbeaten streak brought to a halt.
The game started off with a lot of possession for the hosts, but they initially struggled to turn it into dangerous chances. But as the game wore on they found a few opportunities through Elías Hernández and Édgar Méndez, who forced a good save out of Toño Rodríguez to keep the score 0-0.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Atlas and Pachuca played out a 0-0 draw. The result ends a two-game winning streak for the Tuzos, but keeps them unbeaten in four, while the Rojinegros are winless in three but unbeaten in four after a string of draws.
Pachuca, looking to strengthen their position in the playoff fight, came out attacking and had the first chance of the game in just the 3rd minute when Franco Jara tried his luck from outside the box. But José Hernández was alert to the danger and sent the ball out for a corner kick.
Veracruz took a two-goal lead but failed to hold it as a stoppage-time goal gave Querétaro a 2-2 draw. The result ends a three-game losing streak for the Tiburones Rojos, but leaves them winless in nine as they remain last in both the league and relegation tables. The Gallos Blancos, meanwhile, remain unbeaten in two.
The hosts came out looking to end their poor run of form in front of their home fans, and in the 19th minute they look the lead. Veracruz mounted a quick counterattack, with Adrián Luna playing in Bryan Carrasco, who sent the ball over the onrushing Tiago Volpi to make it 1-0 for the hosts.