América remained perfect at home with a 1-0 victory against Monarcas Morelia. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten in the Apertura and extends their winning streak to three games, while the michoacanos have now lost two in a row.
Morelia started the game off well, with an early chance through Fernando Aristeguieta, but he put his shot wide. América had more of the possession after that, although they struggled to do much with it; goal-scoring opportunities were few and far between for most of the first 45.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 4 games.
Joaquín Martínez of Monarcas Morelia was given a one-game suspension for receiving two yellow cards in the same game, and Edwin Cardona of Pachuca was suspended one game for violent conduct.
Santos Laguna filed a petition of non-conformity regarding the red card given to Matheus Doria, but the Disciplinary Committee overturned the petition and gave Doria a one-game suspension for serious foul play.
After the second half was delayed 40 minutes due to lightning, Monterrey scored late to earn a 0-1 away win against 10-man Monarcas Morelia. The result gives the Rayados a second straight victory, while the michoacanos remain winless at home in the Apertura.
Both teams had chances in the first half. In the 10th minute, Gabriel Achilier slipped and fell in the box while trying to defend against Rogelio Funes Mori, but he couldn’t take advantage as he failed to find the target with his attempt.
Rubens Sambueza made his debut with Pachuca but couldn’t help the Tuzos get on track as they fell 1-2 to Monarcas Morelia. The result gives the michoacanos their first victory of the season while the Tuzos remain winless.
Pachuca came out attacking as they looked to get their season on track in front of their home fans, and Franco Jara had an early opportunity to put them ahead – and become the Tuzos’ all-time leading goal-scorer – but it came to naught.
Atlas remained perfect in the Apertura 2019 with a 0-1 away win against Monarcas Morelia. The result gives the michoacanos back-to-back losses to start the season.
Morelia came out attacking as they looked to put last week’s loss behind them and they created a number of chances throughout the first half. One of their best chances came in the 26th minute through Fernando Aristeguieta, but his shot from outside the box went inches wide.
Tigres UANL started their title defense with a convincing 4-2 victory against Monarcas Morelia in their Apertura 2019 debut.
The universitarios took control of the game from the opening minute and it was just a matter of time before they found the opening goal. The breakthrough came in the 19th minute through Luiz Rodríguez, whose shot from just outside the box made it 1-0 for the hosts.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended eight players and two coaches in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 16 games.
Tigres UANL coach Ricardo Ferretti and Puebla coach José Luis Sánchez Solá were both given one-game suspensions for insulting and/or showing a lack of respect towards players or members of the coaching staff after the pair were involved in an altercation.
Monarcas Morelia took the lead but couldn’t hold it, with a red card allowing Tijuana to storm back for a 1-4 away victory. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the Xolos and keeps them firmly in the playoff race, while the michoacanos – long since eliminated from playoff contention – are now winless in two.
The game started off somewhat slowly, with neither team dominating, but in the 14th minute Morelia struck to take the lead. Miguel Ángel Sansores headed home a cross from Rodrigo Millar to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
Monarcas Morelia took a surprise two-goal lead in El Volcán, but Tigres UANL fought back to earn a 3-3 draw. The result keeps both the universitarios and the michoacanos unbeaen in three.
Tigres put out a largely alternative lineup as they look ahead to the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final against rivals Monterrey this week, and Morelia looked to take full advantage. The visitors struck in the 19th minute, with Miguel Ángel Sansores running on to a through ball from Cándido Ramírez and beating Nahuel Guzmán to make it 0-1.
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.