Camilo Mayado of Atlético San Luis and Ángelo Sagal of FC Juárez were both given one-game suspensions for serious foul play.
There are no perfect teams remaining after Santos Laguna fell to Necaxa, but Querétaro and América remain unbeaten; on the other hand, Puebla, Toluca, and Veracruz are all still winless.
Veracruz also remained in last place in the Tabla de Cociente with their loss, while relegation rivals FC Juárez and Chivas de Guadalajara also lost, Atlético San Luis drew, and Querétaro won.
Puebla 0-4 Pachuca
Atlas 1-3 Cruz Azul
Atlético San Luis 1-1 Tigres UANL
León 4-3 Chivas de Guadalajara
América 1-0 Monarcas Morelia
Monterrey 2-0 Toluca
Pumas UNAM 2-0 Veracruz
Necaxa 3-0 Santos Laguna
FC Juárez 0-2 Querétaro
América remained perfect at home with a 1-0 victory against Monarcas Morelia. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten in the Apertura and extends their winning streak to three games, while the michoacanos have now lost two in a row.
Morelia started the game off well, with an early chance through Fernando Aristeguieta, but he put his shot wide. América had more of the possession after that, although they struggled to do much with it; goal-scoring opportunities were few and far between for most of the first 45.
Monterrey remained perfect at home with a 2-0 victory against Toluca. The result gives the Rayados three straight wins, while the Diablos Rojos have now lost three in a row and remain winless in the Apertura.
Monterrey started the game off strongly, and dominated play against a Toluca side that still hasn’t managed to get into gear. The Rayados created chance after chance, and were stopped by the woodwork before finding the breakthrough in the 21st minute.
Chivas de Guadalajara’s comeback attempt fell just short as León held on for a 4-3 victory. The result keeps La Fiera unbeaten at home this season, while ending a three-game unbeaten run for El Rebaño.
León started the game off strongly and they kept the ball in the visitors’ defensive third. Then, in the 16th minute, Josécarlos van Rankin brought down Jean Meneses in the box and León had the chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot. José Juan Macías took and converted the PK to give the hosts the 1-0 lead.
Tigres UANL took a late lead but couldn’t hold it as 10-man Atlético San Luis came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Potosinos winless in two, while the universitarios remain unbeaten in three.
The first chance of the game fell for San Luis, with Matías Catalán getting free on the right and sending a shot just wide of Nahuel Guzmán’s goal. But after that opportunity, possession and chances began to tilt in Tigres’ favor.
The visitors looked the better side from the start, while Atlas struggled to keep possession or string passes together. Their best chance of the half came in the 10th minute with a shot by Lorenzo Reyes; other than that, it was all Cruz Azul.
Pachuca snapped a two-game losing streak with an emphatic 0-4 away win against Puebla. The result gives the Tuzos their first victory of the Apertura 2019, while the Poblanos are still looking for their first win.
Pachuca didn’t take long to find the breakthrough, taking the lead in just the 6th minute. Jonathan Copete sent a perfect pass to Víctor Guzmán, who slipped in behind the defense and slotted his shot into the lower corner to make it 0-1.
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The Clausura 2019 edition of the Copa MX continued this week with the fifth round of group-stage games.
The home teams had the edge this week, with four victories to the away teams’ two, and the final two games ending in draws. Four Liga MX teams picked up victories, while two Ascenso MX teams did the same.
Leones Negros 2-4 Atlas
Puebla 3-2 TM Fútbol Club
América 3-1 Necaxa
Monarcas Morelia 2-1 Potros UAEM
León 1-1 Cruz Azul
Querétaro 2-3 Zacatepec
Atlante 0-1 Tijuana
Mineros 0-0 Lobos BUAP
Cimarrones 1-0 Cafetaleros