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.
After León’s 3-0 loss to Santos Laguna this weekend, the club parted ways with coach Gustavo Díaz. In a statement, León said that the club’s poor results – La Fiera is currently sitting in 15th place with 10 points from nine games – led to the “difficult” decision to make a change.
En #ElClub hablamos de la llegada del profesor Ignacio Ambriz al banquillo de #LaFiera. 🦁
León took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pumas UNAM came back for a 1-2 away win in this game that finished 10 vs 10. The result snaps a four-game winless streak for the universitarios, who are now unbeaten in two, while La Fiera saw their two-game winning streak halted.
The game started off at a fast pace, with early chances at both ends, but it was the hosts who took the lead in the 14th minute. José Rodríguez send in a cross for Luis Montes, whose volleyed effort beat Alfredo Saldívar to make it 1-0.
Cruz Azul vs Veracruz – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (1st) drew 1-1 with Santos Laguna last weekend to end a two-game winning streak but keep them unbeaten this season. They suffered their first loss in all competitions in midweek, though, where they fell 1-0 to Atlas in the Copa MX. La Máquina will look to remain unbeaten in league play – and remain in first place – with a victory against a struggling Veracruz side in this one. Cruz Azul has the best defensive record in the league, having conceded just two goals through seven games, and they have yet to allow a single goal at home.
As for Veracruz (15th), the Tiburones Rojos beat Tijuana 1-0 last weekend to end a two-game losing streak. They’ve struggled to score this season though, with just five goals total and just two on the road, which doesn’t bode well for them going up against the league’s best defense. Veracruz’s own defensive record is the worst in the league with 13 goals allowed, but they’ll try hope to surprise what may well be an over-confidant Cruz Azul side here.
Toluca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as León came back for a 1-2 away win. The result is a second straight win for La Fiera, who have now won three of their last four, while the Diablos Rojos now have back-to-back losses.
The game started off well for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 6th minute. Cristian Borja sent a cross into the box; the defense tried to clear it, but the ball fell for Rodrigo Salinas, whose left-footed shot made it 1-0 for Toluca early on.
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.
Cruz Azul vs León – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (2nd) drew 1-1 with Tijuana last weekend to remain unbeaten this season. The draw did bring La Máquina’s perfect run to a halt, however, although they got back to winning ways in midweek with a 2-0 victory against Zacatepec in the Copa MX. Cruz Azul is still perfect at home and they’ll look for another win in this one. They’ve also conceded just one goal this season, and that came while they were playing with just 10 men. They will be without the suspended Pablo Aguilar for this one, though.
As for León (11th), La Fiera beat Querétaro 4-0 last weekend to earn their first win of the season. They followed that up with a 2-1 win against Mineros in the Copa MX in midweek, and they’ll look to keep that good run of form going here against a tough opponent. León has been on a goal-scoring streak as of late and they’ll look to test Cruz Azul’s defensive record in this one.
León earned their first win of the season in style with a 4-0 thumping of Querétaro. The result is a second straight loss for the Gallos Blancos, who remain winless on the road.
León opened the scoring in the 9th minute. The hosts won a corner kick and although Pedro Aquino’s initial effort was saved by Tiago Volpi, the rebound fell for Andrés Mosquera, who made it 1-0 with his volley.
Lobos BUAP vs Atlas – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Lobos BUAP (12th) fell 1-0 to Necaxa last weekend to remain winless on the road this season. The Licantropos’ lone win of the Apertura came at home, and they’ll look for a repeat performance as they return to the Estadio Universitario BUAP for this one. Lobos have one of the better defensive records to date, but they’ve also struggled for goals. They’ll look for their attack to come to life here. Lobos will also have the advantage of being better rested as they did not have a midweek game.
As for Atlas (17th), the Rojinegros fell 0-3 to Pumas UNAM last weekend to keep them winless this season. Atlas also has yet to score a goal in league play, although they did manage a 2-2 draw with Cruz Azul in the Copa MX in midweek. Atlas has had problems at both ends of the field; in addition to the worst attacking record, they’re died for the worst defensive record as well, having conceded six goals to date. Atlas will look to turn things around with an away win – or at least a goal – in this one.