Monarcas Morelia took the lead but couldn’t hold it, with a red card allowing Tijuana to storm back for a 1-4 away victory. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the Xolos and keeps them firmly in the playoff race, while the michoacanos – long since eliminated from playoff contention – are now winless in two.
The game started off somewhat slowly, with neither team dominating, but in the 14th minute Morelia struck to take the lead. Miguel Ángel Sansores headed home a cross from Rodrigo Millar to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
Tigres UANL took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Puebla came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Poblanos unbeaten in two – and keeps them, for the moment, in the playoff places – while the universitarios remain unbeaten in four but winless in two.
The game started off perfectly for the visitors, who took the lead in just the 3rd minute. Jürgen Damm sent a cross into the box from the right, and the unfortunate Vladimir Loroña mis-hit his clearance attempt and sent the ball into his own net to make it 0-1 for Tigres early on.
In the first leg of the Clásico Regio CONCACAF Champions League final, Monterrey took the lead in the series with a narrow 0-1 away win against Tigres UANL.
Tigres’ home-field advantage proved somewhat lacking in the first half; despite the vociferous crowd in El Volcán, the visitors dominated play. Nahuel Guzmán was repeatedly called into action to deny Monterrey the opening goal, as he made saves against Rogelio Funes Mori, Dorlan Pabón, and Rofoldo Pizarro.
Querétaro players scored three times – and Santos Laguna walked away with a 2-1 victory, thanks to a pair of own goals. The result snaps a six-game winless streak for the Laguneros and keeps them mathematically in playoff contention, while the Gallos Blancos remain winless in three.
The game started off perfectly for Santos Laguna and new head coach Guillermo Almada, as they took the lead just four minutes into the game. Julio César Furch redirected the ball into the unfortunate Víctor Milke, who turned it into his own net to make it 1-0 early on.
Toluca took, lost, and then regained the lead as they earned a 3-2 home victory against América. The result keeps the Diablos Rojos unbeaten in three and keeps them in playoff contention, while the Águilas are now winless in three.
The afternoon started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 4th minute. Federico Mancuello received a cut-back from Emmanuel Gigliotti and chipped the ball past Agustín Marchesín to make it 1-0.
Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Puebla stormed back for a 1-3 away win. The result snaps a two-game winless streak for Puebla, while giving El Rebaño their fifth straight loss – and eliminating them from playoff contention.
The hosts started the game off well, with an early chance by Eduardo López and a dangerous low cross from Alexis Vega that somehow no one got on the end of. Chivas got on the board in the 19th minute thanks to an own-goal, as the unfortunate Brayan Angulo turned a corner kick into his own net to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
Tijuana took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Lobos BUAP came back for a 1-2 away win. The result gives the Licántropos two wins in their last three and keeps them in playoff contention, while the Xolos have now lost two in a row and three of their last four.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 4th minute. A corner kick was nodded to the back post by Julián Velázquez, and Gustavo Bou was there, unmarked, to slot it home and give Tijuana the 1-0 lead very early on.
Veracruz’s struggles continued with a 0-1 home loss to Monterrey. The result gives the Rayados back-to-back wins, while the Tiburones Rojos have now lost four in a row and are still looking for their first victory of the season.
Veracruz suffered a 9-2 loss to Pachuca last weekend, followed by the FIFA-mandated deduction of six points in the standings due to outstanding debts; winless through 14 games and already relegated, the hosts were looking to salvage a little pride here.
Tigres UANL mathematically guaranteed their spot in the upcoming playoffs with a 0-3 away win against Lobos BUAP. The result is a second straight victory for UANL, while the Licántropos have now lost three in a row at home.
The first half started with more possession for the visitors, but better chances for the hosts. Despite not having much of the ball, Lobos found opportunities, particularly through Michaell Chirinos and Mauro Lainez, although they weren’t able to convert them.
A late goal gave Pumas UNAM a 1-0 victory against Tijuana. The result gives the universitarios two wins in their last three and keeps them unbeaten at home in three, while the Xolos have now lost three straight on the road.
Pumas started the game off better, and they controlled possession; however, they weren’t able to do much to test young goalkeeper Carlos Higuera, who was making his league debut for Tijuana. Of course, the visitors didn’t do much to test Alfredo Saldívar at the other end, either, and the game remained goalless at halftime.