Cruz Azul moved into first place – pending the rest of this weekend’s results – with a 3-0 victory against León in a game that finished 10 vs 10. The result keeps La Máquina perfect at home and unbeaten overall this season, while La Fiera remains winless on the road.
Cruz Azul came out attacking and they had several early chances, although they couldn’t convert any of them. Then, in the 18th minute, the game looked to have taken a turn for the worse for the hosts when Jerry Flores was sent off to leave Cruz Azul with just 10 men.
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.
Cruz Azul continued their perfect start to the season with a 1-0 win against Tigres UANL. The result ends the universitarios’ own unbeaten start to the Apertura.
The first half started off evenly, with neither team able to dominante. Both sides came into this one with a 2-0-0 record and with zero goals conceded; both teams wanted to extend those streaks. The first good chance didn’t come until the 24th minute when Enner Valencia received a through ball, but the flag went up for offside.
Necaxa vs Lobos BUAP – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Necaxa (11th) fell 5-3 to Pumas UNAM last weekend to give them their first loss of the young season. The Rayos will look to get back on track when they return home for this one, and they did earn a 1-0 win against TM Fútbol Club in the Copa MX in midweek. Necaxa’s defense will need to be better, though; last week’s shellacking means the Rayos currently have the worst defensive record in the league.
As for Lobos BUAP (8th), the Licántropos beat Veracruz 2-0 last weekend to give them their first win of the season. Lobos are still winless on the road, though, and they’ll look to change that here. They’ll have the advantage of being better-rested than Necaxa, as Lobos did not have a midweek game. They’ve also scored in both their games to date and they’ll look to give Necaxa’s defense another difficult outing in this one.
Cruz Azul remained top of the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s results – with a 0-1 away win against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result extends El Rebaño’s long home winless streak, with Chivas last earning all three points in the Estadio Akron back in October 2017, while La Máquina have now won two in a row to start the season.
The game took place in a downpour in Guadalajara, which caused the kickoff to be delayed by about 25 minutes. The field was covered in patches of standing water, which resulted in a choppy, sloppy game.
It took Cruz Azul 81 minutes to find the breakthrough, but then they couldn’t stop scoring as they earned a 3-0 victory against Puebla in their return to the Estadio Azteca.
La Máquina controlled the game from the opening whistle as they dominated possession, but Puebla defended well and was able to limit Cruz Azul’s opportunities. Then, in the 24th minute, the visitors suffered a setback as Omar Fernández was forced out of the game with an ankle injury.
Cruz Azul scored in stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw with Pumas UNAM. The result keeps La Máquina unbeaten in two, while the universitarios are now winless in six.
Cruz Azul came out attacking as they looked to build on last weekend’s big win – and to take advantage of Pumas’ poor run of form. Felipe Mora had an early chance, but he sent his shot sailing over the crossbar.
Cruz Azul got their first home win of the season in style with a comprehensive 5-0 victory against Pachuca. The result snaps an eight-game winless streak for La Máquina, while the Tuzos have now lost two in a row.
The night started perfectly for the hosts, who went ahead in just the 3rd minute through Walter Montoya, who was played in by Édgar Méndez. Montoya got past Alexis Peña and then shot past Alfonso Blanco to make it 1-0 for Cruz Azul.
A late goal gave Querétaro the 0-1 away win against Cruz Azul, who failed to convert a penalty kick during the match. The result keeps La Máquina winless at home this season and winless in eight overall, while the Gallos Blancos snapped a three-game winless streak of their own.
Cruz Azul controlled possession at the start as they looked to get back on track in front of their home fans. They created a number of opportunities, but they were stopped time and again by Tiago Volpi and Querétaro’s defense.