Santos Laguna wrapped up the second week of the Clausura 2019 season with a 1-0 victory against Monarcas Morelia. The result gives the Laguneros their first win, while the michoacanos have now lost two in a row.
The hosts started the game off with more possession, but Morelia was well-organized defensively and Santos couldn’t break them down, despite some early opportunities from Eduar Preciado and Emanuel Loeschbor.
Toluca moved into first place in the table with a 2-0 win against 10-man Puebla. The result is a second straight win for the Diablos Rojos, while the Poblanos remain winless in the young Clausura 2019 season.
The hosts started the game off stronger and kept the ball in Puebla’s defensive third, but they were unable to open the scoring. Puebla slowly grew into the game and leveled it out, although they also struggled to find that final incisive play.
In a game interrupted by a power outage and then marred by some alarming scenes as a fan fell from the stands and was rushed away in an ambulance, Tigres UANL earned a 3-0 away win against Tijuana. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten this season while the Xolos remain winless.
The first half started at a good pace and both teams had opportunities in the opening 20 minutes; then the lights went out, resulting in a 16-minute delay before power was restored and the game could resume.
After their opening match was postponed, Necaxa made their Clausura 2019 debut this weekend with a 2-1 win against Pumas UNAM. The result keeps the universitarios winless this season.
The Rayos came out attacking as they looked to get their season started on the right foot, and in the 14th minute they took the lead. Martín Barragán took a shot from the top of the box that the keeper saved, but the rebound fell for Cristian Calderón, who knocked it home to make it 1-0.
Chivas de Guadalajara remained perfect in the Clausura 2019 with a 0-1 away win against Cruz Azul. The result keeps La Máquina winless this season and also marks the first time they’ve lost at home in league play since moving to the Estadio Azteca.
The game started off evenly, with much of the play happening in midfield as neither team was able to take control. It took nearly half an hour for the first clear chance, a header by Jair Pereira that Jesús Corona saved.
Pachuca earned their first win of the Clausura 2019 with a 3-0 victory against 10-man Querétaro. The result helps the Tuzos bounce back from their opening-week thrashing, while the Gallos Blancos have now lost two in a row.
Both teams were looking for their first wins in this one, and the game started off at a good pace with chances at either end. But Querétaro quickly found themselves at a disadvantage as Daniel Villalva was given a straight red card in the 14th minute for a hard tackle on Jorge Hernández, leaving the visitors with just 10 men.
Monterrey took a 2-0 lead but couldn’t hold it as León fought back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps both teams unbeaten in the Clausura 2019, although La Fiera also remains winless.
Neither team could take control in the first half. Monterrey looked to use their speed to get behind León’s defense, but the visitors were well-organized and were able to use Luis Montes and Rubens Sambueza to get some control in the midfield.
América started their season as reigning champions with a 1-2 away win against Atlas. The result gets the Águilas’ Clausura 2019 off to a positive start, while the Rojinegros suffered their first loss of the young season.
The game was intense from the opening whistle, with América attacking and Atlas struggling to contain them. The hosts picked up a pair of early yellow cards for fouls that broke up América attacks, but Atlas also managed a a few chances of their own, with Andrés Santamaría having the most notable one with a shot that went just wide.
Lobos BUAP emerged triumphant in this match between relegation rivals as they earned a 0-1 away win against Veracruz. The result is a second straight win for the Licántropos and puts them atop the table, pending the rest of this weekend’s games, while the Tiburones Rojos remain winless and goalless in the Clausura 2019.
Veracruz needed all three points here, but they were unable to earn even one. The visitors had more chances, with Leonardo Ramos and Yago da Silva causing trouble for Veracruz’s defense. Michaell Chirinos had the clearest chance for the Lobos when he got past the keeper, but the defense kept him from getting clear shot and he had to send the ball over to Ramos, where the play was broken up.
Lobos BUAP is the only realistic rival Veracruz has in the relegation fight, and the Licántropos earned an important three points in that battle with a 2-0 victory against Santos Laguna in their Clausura 2019 opener.
The game didn’t start off well for the hosts, though; Santos Laguna dominated the early stages and had several clear chances in the opening 15 minutes. The first came when Brian Lozano tried to chip the keeper and the second when Eduar Preciado had a shot from a tight angle that forced Toño Rodríguez to give up a rebound that Julio César Furch also failed to put away.