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.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended five players and upheld a red-card appeal in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 15 games.
Adrián Aldrete of Cruz Azul and Mauro Lainez of Lobos BUAP will miss their next match after receiving two yellow cards in the same game, while Santiago García of Toluca was given a one-game suspension for yellow-card accumulation after receiving his fifth caution of the season.
Both Lobos BUAP and Tigres UANL had the lead at one time or another in this one, but in the end they had to settle for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps both teams winless in three, although the draw also keeps Lobos unbeaten in five.
The Licántropos unexpectedly took the lead just before halftime thanks to a handball by Luis Rodríguez. Referee Diego Montaño consulted VAR before awarding the penalty kick, which Leonardo Ramos took and scored to give Lobos the 0-1 lead in the 43rd minute.
In a game where both teams had the lead at one time or another, Puebla and Lobos BUAP had to settle for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps La Franja unbeaten in two but winless in three, while the Licántropos saw their two-game winning streak halted but remain unbeaten in three.
The Clásico Poblano started off without many clear chances for either side, with the ball staying largely in midfield. But shortly before halftime, Lobos took the lead. Mauro Laínez took the ball into the box and sent a low cross across the face of goal for Leonardo Ramos, who sent it home at the far post to make it 0-1 in the 39th minute.
After a 40-minute delay in the second half due to heavy rain and poor field conditions, Lobos BUAP earned a 0-1 away win against León. The result snaps a five-game losing streak and seven-game winless streak for the Licántropos, while La Fiera saw their own losing streak grow to three games.
The hosts started the game off better, but Lobos’ defense limited their chances. The first one of note came in the 22nd minute through Luis Montes, but his shot from outside the box ended up just off target.
Pumas UNAM moved into second place with a comprehensive 4-2 victory against Lobos BUAP. The result is a second straight win for the universitarios, who are unbeaten in three, while the Licántropos have now lost five in a row and are winless in seven.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 6th minute. José Esquivel tried to cut out a cross, but the defender only managed to redirect the ball into the path of Alan Mendoza, who made it 1-0.
América earned a 0-2 away win against Lobos BUAP in the final game of Jornada 8. The result is a fourth straight loss for the Licántropos, who are winless in six, while the Águilas snapped a three-game winless streak and are now unbeaten in two.
Lobos were looking to get back on track on home ground, but it was América who had the first good chance of the game with an early corner kick. Guido Rodríguez connected with the set piece, but Jordan Sierra made the defensive play to preserve the draw in the 3rd minute.
Toluca vs Santos Laguna – 1:00 PM – Univision / Univision Deportes
Toluca (8th) fell 1-2 to León last weekend to give them back-to-back losses. The Diablos Rojos failed to win in midweek as well, where they drew 2-2 with FC Juárez in the Copa MX. They’ll look to get back to winning ways in this one, and they’re traditionally hard to beat at home (last week’s result notwithstanding). Toluca has one of the better attacking records in the league and they’re average two gaols a game at home this season; they’ll look to keep that pace up in this one.
As for Santos Laguna (3rd), the Laguneros drew 1-1 with Cruz Azul last weekend to keep them winless in two but unbeaten in five. They avoided defeat in midweek as well, where they drew 0-0 with Pachuca in the Copa MX in midweek. Santos has a bit of a mixed record on the road so far, though, where they’re 1-1-1. But they’re just three points out of first place and they’ll be looking for a win in this one against a Toluca side that’s been on a bit of a slide as of late.
Querétaro remained unbeaten at home this season with a 2-0 victory against Lobos BUAP. The result is a second straight win for the Gallos Blancos, who are now unbeaten in three, while the Licántropos have now lost three in a row and remain winless in five.
The hosts looked the stronger side in the first half, although clear goal-scoring chances were few and far between for both teams. The first opportunity of note didn’t come until the 20th minute, when Abraham González tried his luck from outside the box, but his shot went harmlessly high.
Pachuca earned their first win of the season with a 3-0 victory against Lobos BUAP. The result keeps the Tuzos unbeaten in two while the Licántropos are winless in three and winless on the road.
Pachuca took the initiative early on as they looked to finally get that elusive first win. Their first good chance came in the 10th minute with a header by Erick Gutiérrez, but Toño Rodríguez made the save.