Tijuana beat León by the minimum difference in the final game of Jornada 3. The result gives the Xolos their first win of the Clausura 2019 while keeping La Fiera winless and ending their unbeaten streak.
León, looking to get their first win in front of their home fans, had several chances to open the scoring, with Manuel Gibrán Lajud repeatedly called into action to keep the hosts off the board.
Pumas UNAM vs Atlas – 1:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM (13th) fell 2-1 to Necaxa last weekend to give them their first loss of the Clausura. That result also keeps the universitarios winless in league play. They did win the Copa MX, however, where they picked up a 0-2 win against Leones Negros on Wednesday night. They’ll look to build on that result when they return home to the Estadio Olímpico Universitario for this one, but Pumas wasn’t particularly successful at home last season, earning just two wins in eight games.
As for Atlas (8th), the Rojinegros fell 1-2 to América last weekend to give them their first loss of the Clausura. Atlas is unbeaten on the road so far this season, though, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways in this one. They’ve already earned more points on the road this season than they did in the entirety of the Apertura, and they’ll hope to take advantage of Pumas’ home inconsistencies. They’ll also have the advantage of not having played a midweek game.
Monterrey took a 2-0 lead but couldn’t hold it as León fought back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps both teams unbeaten in the Clausura 2019, although La Fiera also remains winless.
Neither team could take control in the first half. Monterrey looked to use their speed to get behind León’s defense, but the visitors were well-organized and were able to use Luis Montes and Rubens Sambueza to get some control in the midfield.
Monterrey vs León – Fox Deportes
Monterrey (1st) started their season in style with a 5-0 thumping of Pachuca last weekend. The Rayados will now look to make it two home wins in a row as they aim to remain atop the standings. Monterrey is traditionally hard to beat at home, where they fell just once in the Apertura; with six wins and a draw rounded out their home record. They’ll be looking for similar dominance this season, and they’ll be full of confidence after last weekend’s goal-fest.
As for León (7th), La Fiera gave up a stoppage-time penalty to draw 2-2 with Tigres UANL last weekend. They failed to win in midweek as well, where they fell 0-1 to Alebrijes de Oaxaca in the Copa MX, and they’ll now be looking for their first win in all competitions. Getting that win in the Estadio BBVA Bancomer won’t be an easy feat, but León earned the majority of their points on the road last season and they’ll look to remain a dangerous visiting team in the Clausura.
León and Tigres UANL had a roller coaster start to their Clausura 2019 seasons with a game where both teams had the lead at one time or another only for it to end in a 2-2 deadlock after a stoppage-time penalty kick.
The night started off well for the visitors, with Javier Aquino giving Tigres the 0-1 lead in just the 5th minute when he sent a long-range rocket past Rodolfo Cota. The universitarios didn’t have long to enjoy their lead, however, before León tied it up in the 10th minute.
Pachuca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 1-1 with León. The result will keep the Tuzos out of the playoffs, as they needed a win to move into the top eight; La Fiera were already eliminated from contention. Pachuca finishes the season with a six-game unbeaten streak, while León ends with a four-game winless streak.
The game was end-to-end from the beginning, with Pachuca desperate to score and León looking to play spoiler. Franco Jara had a few early opportunities, but Rodolfo Cota was alert to the danger. At the other end, Jean Meneses and Mauro Boselli were heavily involved for León.
Chivas de Guadalajara earned a victory by the minimum difference as they beat León 0-1. The result snaps a six-game winless streak for El Rebaño, while La Fiera suffered their fifth consecutive home loss and are winless in three overall.
León controlled possession in the early going as they looked to bring their poor home form to a halt. They had their first good chance in the 12th minute, when Mauro Boselli got into a good position, but he couldn’t get the contact right.
León scored early and often as they picked up a 0-4 away win against Veracruz. The result snaps a three-game losing streak for La Fiera while the Tiburones Rojos are now winless in four.
The night started off perfectly for the visitors, who took the lead in just the third minute. Jean Meneses scooped the ball up towards the far post and Mauro Boselli was there to had it home and make it 0-1 for León very early on.
After a 40-minute delay in the second half due to heavy rain and poor field conditions, Lobos BUAP earned a 0-1 away win against León. The result snaps a five-game losing streak and seven-game winless streak for the Licántropos, while La Fiera saw their own losing streak grow to three games.
The hosts started the game off better, but Lobos’ defense limited their chances. The first one of note came in the 22nd minute through Luis Montes, but his shot from outside the box ended up just off target.