Monarcas Morelia came from behind to earn a 2-1 win against Lobos BUAP. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the michoacanos while the Licántropos saw their two-game unbeaten streak halted and have now lost four straight on the road.
The game started off well for the visitors, though, and Lobos took the lead in the 21st minute. Irven Ávila and Julián Quiñones combined well before Quiñones applied the finishing touch to make it 0-1.
Despite playing 11 v 10 for nearly 70 minutes, Lobos BUAP couldn’t break the deadlock as they drew 0-0 with Tigres UANL. The result keeps the Licántropos unbeaten in two while the universitarios remain winless in three.
Lobos came out attacking and Nahuel Guzmán was forced into several good saves to keep the hosts off the board. Then in the 21st minute, Rafael Carioca picked up a straight red card to leave Tigres with just 10 men, and it seemed like Lobos would take control of the game.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended six players and upheld a red card appeal in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 5 games.
The standout suspension goes to Francisco Rodríguez of Lobos BUAP, who was given a two-game suspension for serious foul play. Jorge Hernández of Pachuca and Osmar Mares of Veracruz were suspended for the same reason, but for only one game each.
América remained unbeaten this season with an emphatic 5-1 victory against 10-man Lobos BUAP. The result keeps the Licántropos winless this season and stranded at the foot of the table.
América started the game off attacking and they only got more dominant after Francisco Rodríguez was shown a straight red card in the 20th minute for a bad foul on Oribe Peralta. The Águilas finally opened the scoring in the 35th minute, when Renato Ibarra sent in a corner kick for Henry Martín, who headed it home to make it 1-0.
Querétaro vs Veracruz – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Querétaro (14th) fell 1-0 to Monarcas Morelia to keep them winless in two. The Gallos Blancos are also winless at home this season, with a loss and a draw in La Corregidora, but they’ll look to change that here when they take on a relegation rival. Of concern for Querétaro is their goal-scoring – or lack thereof. The Gallos have been shut out in three of their four games to date. On the other hand, they’ve only allowed two goals all season.
As for Veracruz (16th), the Tiburones Rojos drew 1-1 with Santos Laguna last weekend to keep them winless in the Clausura. Veracruz is sitting at the foot of the relegation standings and needs to pick up points ASAP if they want to remain in Liga MX next season. The Tiburones Rojos did manage to score their first goal of the season last weekend, and they’ll look to build on that here.
Lobos BUAP took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pumas UNAM came back for a 1-1 draw. The result snaps a three-game losing streak for the Licántropos but leaves them winless in the Clausura 2018, while the universitarios remain unbeaten.
The game started off well for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 6th minute. Lobos took advantage of a set piece to open the scoring, with César Cercado appearing completely unmarked to head home a corner kick and make it 1-0.
Lobos BUAP vs Pumas UNAM – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Lobos BUAP (18th) fell 3-1 to Pachuca last weekend to remain winless this season. The licántropos have suffered three consecutive losses to start the Clausura, which has seen them drop down the relegation standings. Another loss here could see them fall as far as 17th in the Tabla de Cociente. Lobos’ defense has been their main problem; they’ve allowed nine goals to date, a league high. Although they’ve scored three goals of their own, they haven’t been able to make those goals stand up. They need to focus on keeping a clean sheet when they return home for this one.
As for Pumas UNAM (1st), the universitarios drew 0-0 with América last weekend in the Clásico Capitalino. The result keeps Pumas unbeaten this season, although they are no longer perfect. They got back to winning ways in midweek with a 3-0 victory against FC Juárez in the Copa MX and they’ll look for another league win here when they face the team on the opposite end of the table.
Pachuca earned their first win of the season with a 3-1 victory against Lobos BUAP. The result keeps the Tuzos unbeaten in two while the Licántropos are still looking for their first win – and their first point – of the season.
Pachuca came out attacking as they looked to put their home-field advantage to good use. Franco Jara tested Lucero Álvarez early on before the opening goal came in just the 9th minute. From a corner kick, Ángelo Sagal got the final touch to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
Querétaro vs Tijuana – 6:00 PM – Galavisión
Querétaro (9th) beat Lobos BUAP 0-2 last weekend to give the Gallos Blancos their first win of the season – and a little breathing room in the relegation standings. They earned another win in the Copa MX in midweek, where they beat Monarcas Morelia 3-1. Querétaro will look to keep the good results coming here, although they will be without the suspended Edson Puch for this one.
As for Tigres UANL (10th), the universitarios beat Santos Laguna 2-1 last weekend to similarly earn their first win of the season. The reigning champions will now look for their first away win when they visit Querétaro here. Tigres will be better-rested than their opponent as they had no midweek game.