Tijuana took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Monarcas Morelia came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Xolos unbeaten at home in three but winless in two overall, while the michoacanos remain unbeaten in three.
The hosts took the lead early on as they looked to bounce back from their Champions League loss in midweek. In just the 5th minute, Miler Bolaños took advantage of a mistake by Sebastián Sosa, who failed to cut out a cross by José Rivero. The ball fell to the Ecuadorian, who made it 1-0 at the back post.
Puebla missed a late penalty kick as Santos Laguna picked up a 0-1 away win. The result is a fourth straight victory for the Laguneros, who have guaranteed they will finish the week in first place in the table, while Puebla suffered their first home loss of the season and have now lost two in a row overall.
The visitors had the better of play in the first half, but Moisés Muñoz made a few saves to keep Santos off the board. Puebla’s defense stayed organized, but they could do little to generate good attacking opportunities of their own.
Chivas de Guadalajara picked up a 3-0 win against the Seattle Sounders in the second leg of their 2018 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series, which puts El Rebaño into the semifinals with a 3-1 aggregate victory.
Chivas needed to score in this one after falling 1-0 in the first leg, and they tested goalkeeper Stefan Frei early. Javier López had the first chance for the hosts following a cross from Rodolfo Pizarro, but the ball went straight to the keeper.
América earned a 1-3 away victory over Tauro FC to put the Águilas comfortably into the semifinals of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League with a 7-1 aggregate win.
After winning 4-0 in the first leg, América was firmly in control of this series – and the only Liga MX team to go into the second leg with an aggregate lead. When the Águilas scored just six minutes into this game to give them an away goal as well, there was no way back for Tauro.
Tigres UANL beat Toronto 3-2 in tonight’s quarterfinal second leg, but the resulting 4-4 aggregate draw saw the universitarios knocked out of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League due to the away goals tiebreaker.
Tigres came into this game needing to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit. The hosts enjoyed 65% of possession and had 19 shots throughout the game as they looked to do just that, but they ultimately fell just short.
Tijuana scored early but couldn’t hold the lead as they fell 3-1 to the New York Red Bulls on the night – 5-1 on aggregate – to bow out of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League. The Xolos are the first Mexican team to be eliminated by an MLS side in a Champions League knockout series.
The visitors needed to overturn a 0-2 first-leg deficit and they came out attacking. Tijuana very nearly took the lead in the first few minutes when a shot by Luis Mendoza took a deflection and crashed against the crossbar.
Santos Laguna remained top of the table with a 3-2 victory against Monterrey. The result is a third straight win for the Laguneros, who remain unbeaten at home this season, while the Rayados have now lost two in a row and three of their last four.
The game started off perfectly for Monterrey before going off the rails. The visitors took the lead in just the 2nd minute, when Rogelio Funes Mori’s shot from outside the box beat Jonathan Orozco with the help of a deflection off Jorge Villafaña to make it 0-1.
A late own-goal gave Toluca a 0-1 away win against Pumas UNAM. The result is a fourth straight victory for the Diablos Rojos while the universitarios suffered their second consecutive loss and are now winless in five.
Pumas could get little going in attack as Nicolás Castillo and Matías Alustiza looked disconnected from the rest of the team while a well-organized Toluca back line easily cut out the few opportunities the hosts created.
América ended a three-game winless streak with a 2-0 victory against León. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten this season, while La Fiera has now lost four road games in a row.
América had the better of the chances early on, with Cecilio Domínguez trying his luck in the 7th minute, although Guillermo Burdisso was able to block the shot. León, meanwhile, struggled to generate much in the final third with the absences of Mauro Boselli and Elías Hernández.
Tigres UANL earned a 1-0 victory against 10-man Tijuana. The result is a fourth straight win for the universitarios, who remain unbeaten in six, while the Xolos saw their three-game unbeaten streak halted as they remain winless on the road this season.
The hosts had the better of the run of play from the beginning, with Eduardo Vargas having a good chance to open the scoring in the 9th minute, only to send his shot wide. André-Pierre Gignac then tried his luck with a bicycle kick in the 34th minute, but Gibrán Lajud was able to make the save.