Veracruz earned a 2-3 away win against Santos Laguna on Sunday night to give the Tiburones Rojos back-to-back victories in league play. The result ends Santos Laguna’s unbeaten start to the season and leaves them winless in the Apertura.
The Guerreros were looking to end a run of draws with a victory in front of their home fans, and Gael Sandoval had a chance to open the scoring in the opening minute. He got free on the right but his shot from outside the box took a deflection, sending the ball into the post and saving Veracruz from an early deficit.
Pumas UNAM snapped a two-game losing streak with a 2-0 win against 10-man Lobos BUAP. The result ends the licántropos‘ unbeaten start to the Apertura 2017.
The universitarios took the initiative as they looked to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans. Nicolás Castillo had an early chance from outside the box, but his shot went just wide of José Canales’s goal.
León earned their first victory of the Apertura 2017 with a 0-3 away win against Necaxa. The result brings the Rayos’ unbeaten start to the season to an abrupt halt and leaves them winless in two.
The game started off slowly, with Necaxa controlling possession but not generating many goal-scoring opportunities with it. The first clear chance didn’t come until the 37th minute, when Xavi Báez sent a long pass to Jesús Isijara, whose shot went just wide.
Chivas de Guadalajara took a very early lead but then collapsed as Monterrey stormed back for a 4-1 win. The result gives the Rayados three wins in a row and keeps them unbeaten this season, while Chivas remains winless.
Monterrey had not allowed a goal to date prior to this game, but it took Chivas just three minutes to get on the board in this one. Jair Pereira headed home a free kick from Oswaldo Alanís to make it 0-1 for El Rebaño.
Pachuca earned their first victory of the season with a 2-1 win against Tigres UANL. The result ends the universitarios‘ unbeaten start to the Apertura and leaves them winless in three.
The Tuzos came out looking to get their season on track in front of their home fans, and it looked like all was going according to plan when Ángelo Sagal gave Pachuca the 1-0 lead in the 9th minute. Sagal finished off a pass from Raúl López to put the Tuzos ahead.
Monarcas Morelia took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Querétaro came back for a 2-1 win. The result ends Morelia’s unbeaten start to the season while snapping a two-game winless streak for the Gallos Blancos.
Querétaro started the game off well as they went in search of their first home win. Everaldo Stum in particular looked dangerous in attack, and he had a good chance in the 18th minute; however, Mario Osuna was able to intervene as Stum lined up for a left-footed shot.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Cruz Azul and Toluca played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps both La Máquina and the Diablos Rojos unbeaten this season, although it also leaves Cruz Azul winless in three after a run of draws.
Cruz Azul started the game off better as they looked for an elusive home win, but they were ultimately unable to take advantage of their opportunities. Their best chance came through Felipe Mora, whose header was saved well by Luis García.
Atlas missed a penalty and América made one as the Águilas picked up a 0-1 win despite finishing the game with just 10 men. The loss is a second straight one for the Rojinegros, while América has now won three in a row.
Atlas players all wore “Márquez 4” jerseys in the pregame ceremonies in a show of support for their captain, Rafa Márquez, who has been sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury for alleged drug trafficking ties. Márquez has categorically denied the accusations and Atlas has given him a leave of absence while he deals with the situation.
Puebla took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 1-1 with Tijuana on Friday night. The result leaves both teams still winless in the Apertura 2017, although the draw gives the Xolos their first point of the season.
The hosts will feel hard done by to end up with just a point after they had two critical offside decisions go against them; one, to deny them a goal, and the other, to gift Tijuana one. Puebla thought they had opened the scoring in the 14th minute through Carlos Salom, but the would-be goal was disallowed for a very tight offside call.
Veracruz beat Puebla 2-0 to give the Tiburones Rojos their first victory of the season. The result keeps Puebla winless in the Apertura 2017.
The game started at a good pace as both teams pressed forward in search of that elusive first victory. It was the visitors who started off better, but it was the hosts who opened the scoring. In the 9th minute, Adrián Luna scored direct from a free kick to give Veracruz the 1-0 lead – and their first goal of the Apertura.