Monarcas Morelia took a two-goal lead but failed to hold it as Necaxa stormed back for a 2-3 away win. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten in three and extends their road winning streak to four games, while the michoacanos have now lost two in a row.
The night started off well for the hosts, who came out attacking and took the lead in the 23rd minute. Eduardo del Ángel headed home a cross from the left to put Morelia ahead 1-0.
Monarcas Morelia remained unbeaten under coach Pablo Guede with a 1-0 victory against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result gives the michoacanos two wins in a row while El Rebaño now has just one win in their last five – and remains winless in 12 on the road.
Morelia came out attacking as they looked to make their home-field advantage count, and they had success down the wings with Cándido Ramírez, Luis Mendoza, and Joaquín Martínez proving particularly active.
Toluca’s struggles continued with a 0-2 home loss to Monarcas Morelia. The result is a second straight loss for the Diablos Rojos and keeps them winless in three, while the michoacanos have now won two in a row and are unbeaten in four.
The game started off evenly, with neither team able to dominate. Chances were few and far between in the first half, although what there was tended to go Morelia’s way. Toluca’s first opportunity of note didn’t come until the 40th minute, and their best opportunity – when Aníbal Chalá went one-on-one with Sebastián Sosa – was wasted.
Monarcas Morelia beat Veracruz by the minimum difference to extend the Tiburones Rojos’ winless streak to 34 games. The result keeps the michoacanos unbeaten in three while Veracruz has now lost six in a row.
Veracruz, under the interim direction of José Luis González after the renunciation of Enrique Meza, came out attacking as they looked to snap their record-setting winless run, but Morelia quickly took control of the ball and the game. They had a number of chances to open the scoring, but it ultimately took quite a while to find the breakthrough.
Monarcas Morelia earned their first home win of the Apertura with a 2-0 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result snaps the michoacanos’ two-game losing streak, while the universitarios now have three losses in their last four.
The visitors started the game off better, but Morelia found a few dangerous chances of their own. Fernando Aristeguieta had a clear opportunity when he got his head to a cross after some good passing play around the box, but his header whistled just inches wide of the post.
Monarcas Morelia’s poor start to the season – four losses in five games – led to the departure of head coach Javier Torrente. The Argentinian lasted less than six months in charge of the michoacanos after having taken over on February 28th; he managed just two victories in the 23 games he coached across the Clausura and Apertura 2019 seasons.
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.