Tijuana brought a halt to Monterrey’s season-long unbeaten streak with a 1-0 victory on Saturday night. The result gives the Xolos four wins in their last five, while the Rayados are now winless in two.
The first chance of the game went to the visitors, with Dorlan Pabón testing Gibrán Lajud early on. But Tijuana responded with a chance of their own moments later, when Fabián Castillo got into the box and forced a good save out of Marcelo Barovero.
Chivas de Guadalajara and América faced off for the second time in four days – in the Copa MX and now in the league – and the result was the same: a 2-0 win for the Águilas. The result gives América back-to-back wins and keeps them unbeaten in four, while El Rebaño are winless in four, with three losses in that span.
Chivas, having lost the first SuperClásico, looked to bounce back in this one, where they were the home team. But the hosts struggled to get into the game. Alejandro Zendejas, making his league debut on the left wing in place of the injured Carlos Cisneros, was a weak point, and Renato Ibarra took full advantage in the third minute.
Lobos BUAP took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Monarcas Morelia came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps La Monarquía unbeaten in three but winless in eight, while the Licántropos are winless in two.
The visitors started the game off stronger, although they struggled to convert their chances. In the 9th minute Michael Orozco failed to convert a golden opportunity when he managed to send the ball over the bar from within the six-yard box.
León moved into first place in the table with a 0-1 away win against Lobos BUAP. The result is a seventh straight win for La Fiera, while the Licántropos have now lost two of their last three.
Lobos came out attacking as they looked to put their home-field advantage to good use and move ever closer to safety from relegation. Mauro Lainez had the first chance of the game, but Rodolfo Cota made the save.
Monarcas Morelia took a two-goal lead but failed to hold it as Pumas UNAM came back for a 2-2 draw. The result ends a two-game losing streak for the universitarios, but keeps them winless in three, while La Monarquía are unbeaten in two but remain winless in seven.
The game got off to a perfect start for the visitors, who took the lead within the opening 15 seconds. Gastón Lezcano drove into the box, left his defender on the ground, and sent his low shot past the keeper to make it 0-1 for Morelia.
Toluca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Necaxa came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends a three-game losing streak for the Rayos, but keeps them winless in five, while the Diablos Rojos are now unbeaten in two.
The game appeared to have started perfectly for the hosts, with Rodrigo Contreras putting the ball in the back of the net in the very first minute, but the would-be goal was disallowed for offside.