Toluca assistant coach Pablo Morant was given a one-game suspension for constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions, while the Committee has opened an investigation into comments head coach Hernán Crisante made after the end of Toluca’s game against Chivas de Guadalajara this weekend.
Chivas, América, and Necaxa remain perfect to date, while León, Pumas, Puebla, Veracruz, and Querétaro remain winless, with Querétaro the only team yet to record a point.
In the relegation standings, Veracruz remained last with the 2-0 loss to Morelia, while relegation rival Lobos BUAP also lost.
Monarcas Morelia 2-0 Veracruz
Puebla 1-1 Santos Laguna
Querétaro 1-2 Monterrey
América 3-0 Pachuca
Tigres UANL 0-1 Cruz Azul
Pumas UNAM 2-2 Atlas
Lobos BUAP 2-3 Necaxa
Chivas de Guadalajara 1-0 Toluca
León 0-1 Tijuana
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.
The game started off at a good pace and Toluca had an early chance from a corner kick that surprised Raúl Gudiño and nearly ended up as an Olímpico from Pablo Barrientos. Gudiño was then called on to deny Luis Mendoza in the 16th minute as the visitors looked to take the lead.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead within the opening minute. Thirty-five seconds after kickoff, Leonardo Ramos bundled the ball home at the far post to make it 1-0 for Lobos.
Pumas UNAM took a 2-0 lead but failed to hold it as Atlas scored in stoppage time to secure a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten at home but winless overall this season, while the Rojinegros remain unbeaten on the road.
Pumas came out looking to earn their first victory of the Clausura in front of their home fans, and although Atlas was organized in the back the hosts were able to take advantage of a set piece to open the scoring in the 23rd minute.
Hours after Pachuca’s 3-0 loss to América, the club announced the departure of Francisco “Pako” Ayestarán as head coach.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT. Through this medium we are announcing that Professor @PakoAyestaran has ceased to be the coach of our institution. We wish him much success in his next project.
A penalty kick proved the difference in this one as Cruz Azul earned a 0-1 away win against Tigres UANL. The result ends the universitarios’ unbeaten start to the season and gives La Máquina their first win.
The hots had the first good chance of the game in the 11th minute, when they stole the ball as Cruz Azul tried to play out of the back. Julián Quiñones played in Enner Valencia, but his low shot was saved well by Jesús Corona.
The game started off fairly evenly, with neither team able to take control. But then a set piece gave América the lead; Renato Ibarra sent in a corner kick, and Guido Rodríguez appeared unmarked to send it home in the 16th minute. 1-0.