The hosts came out looking to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans, and they took the lead just past the half-hour mark. In the 32nd minute, Carlos González was played into the box and he shot past the onrushing Rodolfo Cota to make it 1-0 for Pumas.
For the second week in a row, Veracruz took a late lead but couldn’t hold it. Their 1-1 draw with León extends the Tiburones Rojos’ record-setting winless streak to 39 games, while La Fiera is now winless in three.
León came out attacking and they had a good chance early on through José Juan Macías, but his diagonal shot went just wide of the post. Veracruz had a good chance of their own moments later, with Lampros Kontogiannis missing just high in the 4th minute.
Two games in four days proved no problem at all for Puebla, who earned another surprise result with a 2-1 win against León. The result is a second straight win for the Poblanos, while La Fiera saw their seven-game unbeaten run halted.
Puebla was looking to build on their midweek win when they returned home for this one, but the game started off slowly. Neither team could take control or even create much of note going forward, with the few attempts either off-target or straight to the goalkeepers.
Atlas took the lead but couldn’t hold it as León came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps La Fiera unbeaten in seven, while the Rojinegros are now winless in three – although they did snap their two-game losing streak.
León started the game off stronger and had several dangerous chances early. In the 5th minute, Camilo Vargas made a good save to send the ball out for a corner, and the keeper followed that up with another stop on the ensuing corner to keep León from taking the lead.
León earned another lopsided win with a 2-4 away victory against Necaxa. The result is a second straight multi-goal win for La Fiera, who remain unbeaten in six, while the Rayos saw their own five-game unbeaten run halted as they suffered their first home defeat of the season.
The hosts started the game off well, but León grew into the game and soon took control of the midfield. Luis Montes had a dangerous early chance with his shot from outside the box in the 8th minute, while Necaxa had a good look in the 14th minute with a header by Mauro Quiroga.
León are typically hard to beat at home, and FC Juárez made things harder on themselves with an early red card. In the 27th minute, José Esquivel was sent off for a foul on Jean Meneses, leaving the visitors to play down a man for more than an hour.
León earned a comprehensive 0-4 away win against a Querétaro side that missed a PK when the game was still goalless. The result gives La Fiera two wins in a row, while the Gallos Blancos saw their unbeaten start to the Apertura brought to a decisive halt.
Querétaro started the game off strongly, with several attacking forays. In the 22nd minute, it looked like their pressure would pay off when Andrés Mosquera brought down Enrique Triverio in the box. The referee pointed to the penalty spot – and also showed Mosquera a red.
Chivas de Guadalajara’s comeback attempt fell just short as León held on for a 4-3 victory. The result keeps La Fiera unbeaten at home this season, while ending a three-game unbeaten run for El Rebaño.
León started the game off strongly and they kept the ball in the visitors’ defensive third. Then, in the 16th minute, Josécarlos van Rankin brought down Jean Meneses in the box and León had the chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot. José Juan Macías took and converted the PK to give the hosts the 1-0 lead.
A stoppage-time goal earned Monterrey the win as they came from behind to beat León 3-2. The result gives the Rayados their first win of the season in their first home game, while La Fiera suffered their first loss of the Apertura.
The night started off well for the visitors, who moved the ball well, got consistently into the attack, and opened the scoring in the 17th minute. From a corner kick, the ball was nodded on to the far post, where Ismael Sosa stooped to head the ball home and give León the 0-1 lead.
Fernando Navarro of León was given a one-game suspension for serious foul play, while Alexis Peña of Necaxa was suspended one game for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
Carlos Salcedo of Tigres UANL will miss the next two games; he was given a one-game suspension for serious foul play, and an additional game for using offensive and/or insulting language and/or gestures.