León took the lead but ultimately couldn’t hold it as Santos Laguna came from behind for a 3-2 victory in a game featuring three penalties and plenty of VAR controversy. The result gives the Laguneros their first win of the season, while León suffered their first loss of the Clausura 2020.
The visitors started the game off strongly and it didn’t take them long to take the lead. In the 10th minute, Ismael Sosa sent a cross to the far post and Jean Meneses was there to make it 0-1 for León.
León took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Monarcas Morelia came back to earn a 1-2 win in the second leg of this quarterfinal series. That result puts La Monarquía through to the semifinals with a 5-4 aggregate victory.
The 3-3 draw from the first leg made this game a winner-takes-all affair, but the onus to score was all on Morelia since the tiebreakers meant all León needed to advance was a 0-0 draw. Both teams came out attacking, though, and Rodolfo Cota and Sebastián Sosa were both kept busy in their respective goals.
In the first leg of their Apertura 2019 quarterfinal series, León took the lead three times but ultimately couldn’t hold it as Monarcas Morelia scored deep into stoppage time to tie the game 3-3.
The game was full of controversy from start to finish. In just the 4th minute, referee José Antonio Peñaloza turned to VAR after José Juan Macías was brought down in the box, ultimately awarding León a penalty kick. Macías stepped up to take the penalty himself, and he converted it to give the visitors the 0-1 lead in the 7th minute.
In a game that finished 10 vs 10 and went past the 100th minute, León emerged victorious with a 1-2 away win against Tijuana. The loss eliminates the Xolos from playoff contention, while La Fiera – already qualified for the Liguilla – locked up the second seed.
All the pressure was on the hosts for this one; Tijuana needed a draw to keep any sort of hope alive, and even with a win their fate wouldn’t be entirely in their own hands. But despite that, it was the visitors who took the lead.
Atlético San Luis twice took the lead and twice failed to hold it as León came back for a 3-2 victory. The result is a second straight win for La Fiera, who remain unbeaten in three, while the Potosinos have now lost two in a row.
The visitors surprised León by taking the lead in the 20th minute. Nicolás Ibáñez got to a cross just ahead of his marker and his header beat Rodolfo Cota to make it 0-1 for San Luis.
León looked for a response and in the 28th minute, the unfortunate Mario Álvarez redirected a cross into his own net to make it 1-1 with his own-goal.
Pumas UNAM took the lead but couldn’t hold it as León came back for a 1-2 away win. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for La Fiera, while the universitarios are now winless in two.
The hosts came out looking to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans, and they took the lead just past the half-hour mark. In the 32nd minute, Carlos González was played into the box and he shot past the onrushing Rodolfo Cota to make it 1-0 for Pumas.
For the second week in a row, Veracruz took a late lead but couldn’t hold it. Their 1-1 draw with León extends the Tiburones Rojos’ record-setting winless streak to 39 games, while La Fiera is now winless in three.
León came out attacking and they had a good chance early on through José Juan Macías, but his diagonal shot went just wide of the post. Veracruz had a good chance of their own moments later, with Lampros Kontogiannis missing just high in the 4th minute.
Two games in four days proved no problem at all for Puebla, who earned another surprise result with a 2-1 win against León. The result is a second straight win for the Poblanos, while La Fiera saw their seven-game unbeaten run halted.
Puebla was looking to build on their midweek win when they returned home for this one, but the game started off slowly. Neither team could take control or even create much of note going forward, with the few attempts either off-target or straight to the goalkeepers.
Atlas took the lead but couldn’t hold it as León came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps La Fiera unbeaten in seven, while the Rojinegros are now winless in three – although they did snap their two-game losing streak.
León started the game off stronger and had several dangerous chances early. In the 5th minute, Camilo Vargas made a good save to send the ball out for a corner, and the keeper followed that up with another stop on the ensuing corner to keep León from taking the lead.