Pachuca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Tigres UANL came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends the Tuzos’ two-game winning streak but keeps them unbeaten in six, while the universitarios remain winless on the road but unbeaten in four overall.
The two teams traded chances in the first half, with Franco Jara coming close from a header in the 14th minute before André-Pierre Gignac had a pair of opportunities go wide at the other end. Then, in the 30th minute, the hosts took the lead.
Querétaro suffered their first home loss of the season as they fell 0-1 to Puebla. The result is a second straight win for the Poblanos – and their first on the road in the Apertura – while the Gallos Blancos saw their three-game winning streak halted.
The game started off slowly, with the ball remaining largely in midfield. Dangerous chances took some time to appear, with the earliest opportunity an off-target shot by Camilo Sanvezzo following a pass from Marcel Ruíz.
Veracruz erased a two-goal deficit only to concede a late penalty as they fell 2-3 to Toluca. The result gives the Diablos Rojos back-to-back wins while the Tiburones Rojos have now lost two in a row.
The visitors quickly took control of the game, and in the 13th minute they took the lead. Rubens Sambueza played in Luis Quiñones, whose low shot to the far post beat Pedro Gallese to make it 0-1 for Toluca.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players and a physical trainer in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 9 games.
Alejandro Arribas of Pumas UNAM and Milton Caraglio of Atlas were both suspended one game for using offensive or insulting language and/or gestures; the Rojinegros will also be without Rafael Márquez for one game after he was suspended for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players and two assistant coaches and upheld a red card appeal in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 8 games.
Dieter Villalpando of Necaxa and Cris Martínez of Santos Laguna were given one-game suspensions for serious foul play, while David Cabrera of Pumas UNAM was suspended one game for using offensive or insulting language and/or gestures.