Club América coach Miguel Herrera and Monarcas Morelia assistant coach Esteve Padilla will both be absent from the benches for one game after earning a suspension for constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions.
León started the game off well and found some early chances. Walter González had an opportunity just minutes into the game, but Gabriel Achilier was able to send the ball out for a corner kick.
The remaining 6 minutes and 35 seconds will not be played, with the 0-0 scoreline deemed the final result, in accordance with Article 62 of the Competition Regulations that states when a game is suspended with 7 minutes or less remaining the referee may declare it finalized.
The result keeps the michoacanos winless in five, although it halts their two-game losing streak, while the universitarios saw their two-game winning streak halted but remain unbeaten in four.
Atlas filed a petition of nonconformity regarding the red card given to Lorenzo Reyes, which was upheld, clearing Reyes to play in the Rojinegros’ next game. Veracruz’s petition, regarding the card given to Luiz Caicedo, was overturned, and he will be suspended for the Tiburones Rojos’ next match.
América beat Monarcas Morelia 2-1 in a game that saw the visitors finish with just nine men after two stoppage-time red cards. The result is a second straight win for the Águilas, who remain unbeaten at home this season, while the michoacanos have now lost back-to-back games and are winless in four.
América came out attacking and the hosts had the first good chance of the game through Henry Martín in the very first minute, but his attempt ended up just wide. The hosts had the majority of the chances with another good opportunity coming through Emanuel Aguilera in the 17th minute.
Querétaro extended their winning streak to three games with a comprehensive 1-4 away win against Monarcas Morelia. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten in four while the michoacanos are now winless in three.
Morelia was looking to defend their home unbeaten streak, but Querétaro looked the more dangerous team. Carlos Acosta had a good chance to open the scoring in the 20th minute, while Camilo Sanvezzo created several opportunities.
Monarcas Morelia vs Querétaro – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Monarcas Morelia (4th) drew 2-2 with Monterrey last weekend to remain unbeaten in six. The draw also kept the michoacanos winless in two, though, and they failed to win in midweek as well, where they fell 1-2 to Chivas de Guadalajara in the Copa MX. Nevertheless, Morelia remains unbeaten at home in league play this season and they will look to get back to winning ways and continue to climb up the table here.
As for Querétaro (7th), the Gallos Blancos beat Lobos BUAP 2-0 last weekend to give them back-to-back wins and keep them unbeaten in three. Querétaro won in midweek as well, where they beat León 1-0 in the Copa MX, and they’ll look to keep up the momentum in this one. The Gallos have had a bit of trouble scoring this season, though; they’re averaging less than a goal a game overall, and on the road they’ve scored just twice in four games.
Monterrey looked the better side from the kickoff and they took the lead just six minutes in. Dorlan Pabón put a free kick on goal; Sebastián Sosa punched it away, but the rebound fell to John Stefan Medina, who made it 1-0 for the hosts.
Monarcas Morelia took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pachuca came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends a two-game winning streak for the michoacanos, but keeps them unbeaten in five, while the Tuzos remain unbeaten in three.
Pachuca came out attacking as they looked to build on their first win of the season from this weekend. The Tuzos kept Sebastián Sosa busy in goal and they even came as close as hitting the crossbar through Franco Jara, but the breakthrough wouldn’t come.
Atlas once again failed to find the back of the net as they suffered a 0-1 loss to Monarcas Morelia. The result gives the michoacanos back-to-back wins and keeps them unbeaten in four, while the Rojinegros remain winless and goalless in the Apertura.
Morelia took the lead early on, with Ray Sandoval sending in a cross on to Irven Ávila. The Peruvian knocked it past José Hernández with his thigh to give the visitors the 0-1 lead in the 8th minute.