The Disciplinary Committee has suspended five players and one coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 11 games.
Miguel Herrera, coach of Tijuana, will be sidelined for the Xolos’ next two games. Herrera was given a one-game suspension for constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions and another for a lack of respect towards the match officials.
A late goal gave Toluca a 2-3 away win against León. The victory ends a two-game losing streak for the Diablos Rojos, while León remains winless in eight and rooted to the foot of the table.
Desperate to end their poor run of form, León took the initiative early on. However, their forays down the wings didn’t translate into goals, and as time passed Toluca settled into the game and began to press their lines higher up the field.
The Disciplinary Committee has completed its investigations into Rubens Sambueza, Andrés Andrade, Pablo Aguilar, and Enrique Triverio, with three of the four facing long suspensions.
Sambueza and Andrade were involved in plays in Jornada 9 that resulted in serious injury to their opponents (Isaác Brizuela and Renato Ibarra, respectively). For causing harm to an opponent, Sambueza was given an eight-game suspension, which will end his season unless Toluca reaches the playoffs.
Cruz Azul beat 10-man León by the minimum difference in their Copa MX round of sixteen game.
Ángel Mena gave La Máquina the lead in the 13th minute after displaying some individual skill. Mena nutmegged Javier Cornejo, drove into the box, and sent his left-footed shot past the keeper to make it 1-0.
The game was largely even after the goal, but in the closing minutes of the half León’s hopes of a comeback were diminished following the ejection of Nacho González.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended six players and two members of technical staffs in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 9 games.
The two most notable suspensions go to Rubens Sambueza of Toluca and Andrés Andrade of León, who are indefinitely suspended until the Committee can make a definitive ruling. Sambueza and Andrade were both involved in red-card challenges that resulted in significant injury (to Isaác Brizuela and Renato Ibarra, respectively).
The clubs of the injured players have requested the disqualification of Sambueza and Andrade for the duration of Brizuela and Ibarra’s injury layoffs.
León took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 1-1 with América. The result leaves León winless in seven while the Águilas are now unbeaten in two.
León hit the crossbar in the 8th minute, but it was an injury rather than a goal-scoring opportunity that drew attention in the first half. In the 18th minute, Renato Ibarra was on the receiving end of a hard tackle by Andrés Andrade that led to the Ecuadorian leaving the stadium in an ambulance. América later confirmed on social media that Ibarra had suffered a fractured fibula.
Venados 1-1 Atlante (Group 6)
Venados earned their first point of the Copa MX in their final game of the tournament with a 1-1 draw with Atlante. The result leaves Atlante needing several other results to go their way in order to advance. The visitors looked the better side for long stretches of the game, but Venados defended valiantly and prevented the Potros from getting the win they needed.
Then, late in the second half, the hosts took the lead from the penalty spot. Fernando Herrera was called for a foul on Freddy Martín, and Leandro Navarro converted the spot kick to make it 1-0 in the 72nd minute. But Atlante quickly found a response, with Óscar Uscanga tying the game 1-1 in the 76th minute.
With the 1-1 draw, Venados reach one point while Atlante reaches five.
Atlas finished the game with 10 men but still beat León 2-0. The victory is a second consecutive one for the Rojinegros, while La Fiera are now winless in six.
The first half started slowly, with neither team able to create a rhythm. There were more fouls – and injuries – than there were shots on goal, with the medical staff kept busier than the goalkeepers. The only chance of note came in the 29th minute, when Brayan Garnica nearly finished off a cross by Luis Reyes.
León ended a two-game losing streak but remained in winless in five with tonight’s 2-2 draw against Santos Laguna. The result keeps Santos unbeaten this season, although the Laguneros are now winless in three after a run of draws.
In the 25th minute, Santos earned a penalty kick after Christian Valdez was called for a foul on Walter Sandoval. Julio César Furch stepped up to take the PK and he converted it to give the visitors the 0-1 lead.