León earned a comfortable 3-0 victory against Pachuca in a game marred by the serious injury suffered by 17-year-old Eugenio Pizutto in his Liga MX debut.
The result keeps La Fiera perfect at home this season, while the Tuzos remain winless in the Clausura 2020.
In the 9th minute, Pachuca was forced into an early substitution after Luis Chávez was injured, and things never improved from there. León was in complete control of the run of play and in the 14th minute, they took the lead through Ángel Mena, whose shot from outside the box beat Alfonso Blanco to make it 1-0.
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.