Tigres dominated possession in the first half, but chances were few and far between for both sides. León’s Elías Hernández had one of the clearer opportunities of the opening stanza, but his shot was deflected wide of goal.
León extended their winning streak to four games with a comfortable 0-3 victory against Lobos BUAP. The result ends a two-game winning streak for the licántropos and extends their home losing streak to three games.
The visitors started the game off strongly and they opened the scoring in the 19th minute. Luis Montes played in Elías Hernández, who chipped the onrushing keeper to make it 0-1.
América took the lead but couldn’t hold it as León scored twice in the final four minutes to earn a 2-1 win. The result extends La Fiera’s winning streak to three games while leaving the Águilas winless in two.
Both teams came out looking to score from the opening whistle and the first chance of the game came in the first minute. Andrés Mosquera cut the ball back for Luis Montes, but his shot went just wide.
It didn’t take the hosts long to take the lead. In the 5th minute, Andrés Mosquera sent a cross into the box for Mauro Boselli, whose header made it 1-0. That goal was Boselli’s hundredth career goal for León.
Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (7th) drew 0-0 with Puebla last weekend to remain unbeaten this season but also winless in three. La Máquina has three times as many draws as wins in the Apertura – six and two, respectively – and they need to start picking up all three points if they want to stay in the top eight. They do have the second-best defensive record in the league, though, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they return home to the Estadio Azul for this one.
As for Santos Laguna (14th), the Laguneros drew 0-0 with Toluca last weekend to remain unbeaten in three but also winless at home this season. Their lone win of the Apertura came on the road, and they’ll look for another one here. They picked up an away win in the Copa MX in midweek, where they beat FC Juárez 0-3.
The nine group winners and seven best second-place teams advanced to the Round of Sixteen, where they were seeded and paired up based on the number of points earned in the group stage.
The Round of Sixteen games will be held between September 19th and 21st.
León extended their road winning streak to three games with a 1-2 victory against Querétaro. The result leaves the Gallos Blancos winless in four and adds to their home woes; Querétaro has just one win from their four home games to date.
León has played better on the road than at home this season, and that continued tonight. The visitors took the lead in the 17th minute when Elías Hernández beat Tiago Volpi with a powerful shot.
Lobos BUAP vs Monarcas Morelia – 6:00 PM – Lobos BUAP TV
Lobos BUAP (12th) fell 3-2 to Tigres UANL last time out to extend their winless streak to four games. The licántropos have slipped down the Tabla de Cociente as a result and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they return home for this one. They will be without the suspended Eduardo Tercero, however. Nevertheless, Lobos have one of the best attacking records in the league (averaging two goals a game) and if they can improve defensively they’ll be well-positioned to get a good result.
As for Monarcas Morelia (9th), the michoacanos beat América 2-0 last time out to give them back-to-back victories. Morelia will look to build on that and extend their winning streak to three when they face the vulnerable Lobos in this one. Morelia has had mixed results on the road, though, where they are 1-1-1 this season.
Jorge Pereyra of León and Eduardo Tercero of Lobos BUAP were given one-game suspensions for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
“We are passing through a critical moment, which does not correspond to our great past nor to the winning spirit that has characterized us in recent times,” club president Jesús Martínez wrote in a statement. “I want to deeply thank ‘Professor’ Javier Torrente and all of his technical staff for the work and effort they put into their time at the head of our institution. It has not been at all easy to make the decision to end his time as coach.”