Rodolfo Vilchis of Monarcas Morelia received the standout suspension, and he will be sidelined for both games of Llave 2 after being found guilty of violent conduct. Edgar Castillo of Monterrey was also sanctioned for violent conduct, but his suspension is only for one game. Continue reading
At the end of Llave 1 of the Clausura 2016 Copa MX, Leones Negros, Tijuana, Pachuca, Mineros de Zacatecas, Veracruz, and Cruz Azul top their respective groups, with Coras Tepic and Lobos BUAP currently the two best second-place teams. If the group stage ended today, those eight teams would advance to the quarterfinals.
Alebrijes de Oaxaca 2-3 Veracruz
Alebrijes de Oaxaca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they fell 2-3 to Veracruz on Tuesday night. The victory also gave the Tiburones Rojos the bonus Llave point thanks to their 4-2 aggregate win.
Alebrijes opened the scoring in the 16th minute when Diego Martínez finished off a free kick, but Veracruz quickly tied it up through Cristian Martínez in the 21st. In the second half, a defensive error by Veracruz allowed the home team to retake the lead, with Renato Román making it 2-1 in the 51st minute. Continue reading
Monarcas Morelia 4-5 Mineros de Zacatecas
Mineros de Zacatecas emerged victorious in this nine-goal thriller, downing Morelia 4-5 and also claiming the bonus Llave point with their 6-5 aggregate victory.
The visitors took the lead in the 17th minute, when Eduardo López sent his powerful shot past Juan Carlos Chávez, but Morelia didn’t take long to react. In the 25th minute, Alejandro Gagliardi tied the game 1-1 with a header. The frenetic pace of the game continued with Juan Enríquez restoring Mineros’ lead in the 29th before Armando Zamorano tied it again in the 32nd. Sergio Santana’s 35th-minute goal gave Mineros the 3-2 lead going into halftime. Continue reading
Celaya took the lead in the 11th minute when a turnover in midfield ended with Cristian Gordillo sending his diagonal shot into the back of the net. Pachuca grew into the game despite the deficit, and in the 38th minute they found the equalizer. Víctor Guzmán sent in a free kick and goalkeeper Isaác Acuña got his hands to it but couldn’t keep it out. Continue reading
Dorados, who have yet to score in league play, took the lead in this one in the second half. Sonny Guadarrama made it 0-1 for the visitors in the 68th minute, but the Universidad de Guadalajara turned the game around with two goals in as many minutes. Continue reading
Atlante came out looking to move up the group table with a victory, and they opened the scoring early on. Ramón Mendieta got on the end of a long ball and sent his volleyed shot over Edmundo Ríos and into the net in the 12th minute to give the home team the 1-0 lead. Continue reading
It was the visitors who came closest to opening the scoring in the first half, with Atlas making goalkeeper Alejandro Arana work hard to keep the shutout. In the second half, the balance of the game tilted in favor of the home team, and Coras even managed to put the ball in the back of the net, but the would-be goal was disallowed for offside. Continue reading
The complete schedule of the Llave 1 second leg games is below, with TV listings where applicable.
All times are Eastern, home teams listed first. Continue reading
Eduardo Fentantes, coach of Atlante, was given a one-game suspension for constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions, while Monterrey coach Antonio Mohamed earned his one-game suspension for a lack of respect towards the match officials. Continue reading