Despite a new coach, Chivas de Guadalajara was unable to get back on track as they fell 1-0 to Monarcas Morelia. The result ends La Monarquía’s own long winless streak – 10 games – while extending El Rebaño’s losing streak to four and their winless streak to seven.
The game started off slowly, with both teams struggling to find a rhythm. Chivas thought they had found the breakthrough in the 26th minute, but the referee had already whistled for a foul instead of allowing play on; Javier López’s would-be goal was disallowed, and they were unable to finish off the resulting free kick.
Pachuca earned the biggest league win in their history with a 9-2 thumping of Veracruz. The result keeps the Tuzos perfect at home this season, while the Tiburones Rojos remain winless in the Clausura 2019.
Pachuca dominated the game from the beginning, and they found the breakthrough in the 16th minute. Franco Jara sent a cross to the far post and Leonardo Ulloa headed it home to make it 1-0 for the Tuzos.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Querétaro and Toluca played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten at home in four – but winless in two overall – while the Diablos Rojos are unbeaten in two, but winless on the road in seven.
The visitors came out attacking as they looked to strengthen their position in the playoff race; Toluca controlled the game from the beginning and they had the first good chance in the 6th minute, when Alan Medina saw his left-footed shot go just wide.
In a game that finished 10 vs 10, Necaxa picked up a 1-2 away win against Atlas. The result gives the Rayos three wins in their last four, while snapping a two-game winning streak for the Rojinegros.
Necaxa controlled the game from start to finish as Atlas continued to struggle to put on consistent performances at home. The Rayos had several early chances, with both the woodwork and the goalkeeper working hard to keep them off the board. But their persistence paid off in the 26th minute, when Fernando González made it 0-1 for the visitors.
León picked up a historic 0-3 away win against 10-man Puebla, with tonight’s victory giving La Fiera 11 consecutive league wins – the longest streak in the history of Liga MX. The result also makes León the first team mathematically qualified for the playoffs. As for the Poblanos, they are now winless in two and remain outside the top eight.
The visitors took control of the game early, with Ángel Mena making it 0-1 in the 5th minute. Néstor Vidrio lost the ball trying to play out of the back, and Mena beat Nicolás Vikonis with his shot from outside the box to give León the early lead.
Sporting Kansas City scored early but couldn’t stop Monterrey’s high-powered attack; the Rayados picked up a 5-2 away victory tonight to easily win this semifinal series with a 10-2 aggregate score.
The hosts, the only non-Mexican team to make it to this round of the tournament, had no realistic chance of overcoming a 5-0 first leg deficit, but they came out attacking as they looked to salvage some dignity. Gerso gave them an early lead – and some fleeting hope – with his 6th minute goal to make it 1-0 (1-5).
Santos Laguna came back from two goals down to beat Tigres UANL 3-2 on the night, but they couldn’t do enough to erase the first-leg deficit, ultimately falling to Tigres 5-3 on aggregate.
All the pressure was on the hosts in this one, who needed an early goal to give them hopes of a comeback attempt. Instead, it was the visitors who struck first, with Enner Valencia making it 0-1 (0-4 aggregate) just 11 minutes into the match as he rounded the keeper and sent the ball into the empty net.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Santos Laguna and Pachuca played out a 0-0 draw. The result ends a two-game losing streak for the Laguneros but keeps them winless in five, while the Tuzos remain winless on the road this season.
Santos was looking to get back to winning ways under the interim direction of Rubén Duarte, and they started the game off strongly. However, despite a few good chances, they were unable to get past Alfonso Blanco in Pachuca’s goal.
Toluca provided the surprise of the weekend with a 5-1 thumping of Monterrey. The result gives the Diablos Rojos three consecutive home wins while keeping the Rayados winless in four overall.
Toluca controlled the game from the beginning as they looked to remain in the playoff fight. Marcelo Barovero was forced into action repeatedly to keep the Diablos Rojos off the board, and he very nearly got Monterrey to halftime with the game still goalless.
Tijuana got revenge after América knocked them out of the Copa MX in midweek by handing the Águilas a 3-2 defeat in league play. The result extends the Xolos’ home winning streak to five, while América saw their five-game unbeaten streak halted.
The game started off well for the Águilas, who took the lead in the 13th minute. Guido Rodríguez sent a long-range effort unerringly into the back of the net to make it 0-1 for the visitors.