Monarcas Morelia scored late to earn a 2-3 away win against Tijuana. The result extends the Xolos’ losing streak to four games and keeps them winless in six, while the Michoacanos earned their third straight road win to move into the playoff places with just one game remaining in the regular season.
The game was bogged down in midfield at the start, with neither team able to put their stamp on the game. But then the game tilted in Morelia’s favor. Carlos Ferreria had a pair of chances, with Gibrán Lajud stopping his first attempt and then Julián Velázquez deflecting his follow up.
Monterrey took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Necaxa came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Rayados unbeaten in two, while the Rayos are now winless in seven. The result also guarantees Monterrey a spot in the playoffs.
Despite being the visitors, Monterrey started the game off better and took control of the ball. It took them just nine minutes to take the lead, as Leonel Vangioni sent a cross into the box that Dorlan Pabón controlled and then scored to make it 0-1.
Chivas de Guadalajara earned a victory by the minimum difference as they beat León 0-1. The result snaps a six-game winless streak for El Rebaño, while La Fiera suffered their fifth consecutive home loss and are winless in three overall.
León controlled possession in the early going as they looked to bring their poor home form to a halt. They had their first good chance in the 12th minute, when Mauro Boselli got into a good position, but he couldn’t get the contact right.
Tigres came from behind for an emphatic 6-1 win against Puebla, who had to bring on their backup goalkeeper in the first half due to injury. The result is a second straight win for the universitarios, who are unbeaten in four, while the Poblanos are now winless in two.
The night started off well for the visitors, who took the lead in the 17th minute. Alejandro Chumacero played in Omar Fernández, who sent the ball towards the far post. A goalmouth scramble ended with Lucas Cavallini stabbing the ball home from close range to make it 0-1 for Puebla.
Lobos BUAP took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Cruz Azul came from behind for a 2-1 home victory. The result guarantees La Máquina will finish the weekend in first place, and it also keeps them unbeaten at home this season, while the Licántropos saw their six-game unbeaten streak brought to a halt.
The game started off with a lot of possession for the hosts, but they initially struggled to turn it into dangerous chances. But as the game wore on they found a few opportunities through Elías Hernández and Édgar Méndez, who forced a good save out of Toño Rodríguez to keep the score 0-0.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Atlas and Pachuca played out a 0-0 draw. The result ends a two-game winning streak for the Tuzos, but keeps them unbeaten in four, while the Rojinegros are winless in three but unbeaten in four after a string of draws.
Pachuca, looking to strengthen their position in the playoff fight, came out attacking and had the first chance of the game in just the 3rd minute when Franco Jara tried his luck from outside the box. But José Hernández was alert to the danger and sent the ball out for a corner kick.
Veracruz took a two-goal lead but failed to hold it as a stoppage-time goal gave Querétaro a 2-2 draw. The result ends a three-game losing streak for the Tiburones Rojos, but leaves them winless in nine as they remain last in both the league and relegation tables. The Gallos Blancos, meanwhile, remain unbeaten in two.
The hosts came out looking to end their poor run of form in front of their home fans, and in the 19th minute they look the lead. Veracruz mounted a quick counterattack, with Adrián Luna playing in Bryan Carrasco, who sent the ball over the onrushing Tiago Volpi to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
Chivas de Guadalajara jumped out to an early 0-2 lead, but they couldn’t hold it as Puebla came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Poblanos unbeaten in two while El Rebaño is now winless in six.
The game started off perfectly for the visitors, who had the lead in just the 5th minute. Puebla lost the ball at the edge of the box as they tried to play out of the back, with Isaác Brizuela poking the ball away from defender Daniel Arreola to Alan Pulido, who took it into the box and shot through the keeper’s legs to make it 0-1.
Tigres UANL earned a 0-2 away win against 10-man Monarcas Morelia. The result ends the universitarios’ three-game winless streak and instead sees them now unbeaten in three, while the Michoacanos saw their three-game winning streak halted.
The game started off fairly evenly, and although Tigres had more goal-scoring opportunities, Sebastián Sosa was alert to the danger. But the game changed in the 18th minute. Gabriel Achilier committed a foul at the top of the box and, after consulting VAR, referee Jorge Pérez Durán gave the Morelia defender a straight red card.
It was honors even in the Apertura 2018 edition of the Clásico Joven as Cruz Azul and América played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten in eight games and at the top of the table, while La Máquina remains unbeaten at home but winless in two overall.
The game started off at a fast pace, with América creating the first chance in just the 2nd minute as Diego Lainez saw his shot blocked by Pablo Aguilar. Moments later at the other end, Elías Hernández put his volley just wide.