The Apertura 2018 edition of the Copa MX continued this week with the fourth round of games. This was a week for the home teams, with seven of them winning and another earning a draw.
León 2-1 Mineros
Chivas de Guadalajara 1-0 Alebrijes de Oaxaca
TM Fútbol Club 3-1 Necaxa
Veracruz 0-3 América
Puebla 1-1 Monterrey
Cruz Azul 2-0 Zacatepec
Celaya 2-0 Santos Laguna
Tigres UANL 5-1 Atlético San Luis
Tijuana 3-1 FC Juárez
Tijuana took the lead but couldn’t hold it as 10-man Cruz Azul came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends La Máquina’s perfect start to the season but keeps them unbeaten, while the Xolos remain unbeaten at home but winless in three overall.
Tijuana had an early chance through Jesús Angulo, who went one-on-one with Jesús Corona, but the keeper was able to make the save. The game got chippy early as well, with referee Luis Enrique Santander handing out three yellow cards in the opening 20 minutes.
Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Santos Laguna came back for a 1-2 win. The result keeps El Rebaño winless this season while the Laguneros have now won two in a row.
Chivas came out attacking as they looked to end a long run of poor results at home. They had the first good chance of the game in the 6th minute, when Jesús Godínez sent a hard shot towards goal, but Jonathan Orozco was able to make the save.
In a waterlogged Estadio Olímpico Universitario, neither team could find the breakthrough as Pumas UNAM and Pachuca played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten, but ends their perfect start to the season, while the Tuzos snapped a three-game losing streak but remain winless.
Pumas suffered a setback before the game even began as Alejandro Arribas was injured in warm-ups and had to scratch from the lineup. The rain didn’t help things after kickoff, either, with players slipping and splashing around the field.
América remained perfect at home this season with a 3-0 victory against 10-man Monterrey. The result give the Águilas a three-game winning streak, while the Rayados saw their perfect start to the season come to an end.
The game started off at a measured pace, with both sides studying their opponent. Neither team took control, and it was ultimately a defensive error that allowed América to open the scoring. Monterrey lost the ball while trying to play out of the back and Roger Martínez pounced to make it 1-0 in the 23rd minute.
Tigres UANL took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they went down to nine men and Toluca came back for a 1-2 away win. The result ends Tigres’ home unbeaten streak at 29 games; they’ve now lost two league games in a row, while the the Diablos Rojos are unbeaten in two.
The night started off well for the hosts, with André-Pierre Gignac giving them the lead in the 14th minute. After a pair of chances went begging, Gignac got his head to a cross from Jürgen Damm to make it 1-0 for Tigres.
León earned their first win of the season in style with a 4-0 thumping of Querétaro. The result is a second straight loss for the Gallos Blancos, who remain winless on the road.
León opened the scoring in the 9th minute. The hosts won a corner kick and although Pedro Aquino’s initial effort was saved by Tiago Volpi, the rebound fell for Andrés Mosquera, who made it 1-0 with his volley.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Lobos BUAP and Atlas played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Licántropos unbeaten at home this season but winless in two overall, while the Rojinegros are still looking for their first win – and their first goal.
Atlas was looking to end their season-long scoring drought, and they found an early chance in this one, with Ulises Cardona trying his luck from the top of the box. However, Toño Rodríguez made the save in the 6th minute.