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.
Veracruz vs Chivas de Guadalajara – 8:00 PM – Unimás
Veracruz (13th) beat Puebla 1-2 last weekend to keep the Tiburones Rojos unbeaten in two. They’re still at the bottom of the relegation standings, though – and they’re still winless at home. Their poor home form continued in midweek, where they suffered a 0-3 loss to América in the Copa MX. They’ve had some trouble scoring – they’re averaging just a goal a game – but they’re facing another struggling team in this one and they’ll look to get on track with a home win here.
As for Chivas de Guadalajara (17th), El Rebaño fell 1-2 to Santos Laguna last weekend to remain winless in league play this season. They did pick up a win in the Copa MX in midweek, with a 1-0 victory against Alebrijes de Oaxaca, and they’ll look to carry that form over into this one. Their lone point of the Apertura came on the road and they’ll look to take advantage of another team with home woes in this one.
Monarcas Morelia remained perfect at home this season with a 2-1 win against Necaxa. The result keeps Morelia unbeaten in three overall, while the Rayos remain winless on the road.
The game started off slowly, with few chances and neither team able to take control. Then, in the 18th minute, Diego Valdés received the ball outside the box and sent his right-footed shot into the corner to give Morelia the 1-0 lead with a golazo.
Puebla vs Veracruz – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Puebla (13th) fell 2-0 to Santos Laguna last weekend to keep them winless on the road this season. The Poblanos have yet to register a point – or a goal – as the visiting team; on the other hand, they’re perfect at home, albeit they’ve only had one game in the Estadio Cuauhtémoc so far in the Apertura. Puebla will look for another home win in this one as they look to climb up the table. A win here would be particularly valuable as they’re facing a relegation rival. They’re tied for the worst defensive record in the league, though, so they’ll need a better effort in the back if they want to get their second win of the season here.
As for Veracruz (15th), the Tiburones Rojos drew 2-2 with Monarcas Morelia last weekend to remain winless this season. The draw did give them their first point of the Apertura, though, and they also found the back of the net for the first time this season. Veracruz will look for their first win here as they look to take advantage of Puebla’s porous defense. On the other hand, Veracruz’s defense hasn’t been any better, and they’ll need to shore things up defensively if they want to make their goals stand up this week.
Monarcas Morelia twice took the lead and twice failed to hold it as Veracruz came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Tiburones Rojos winless this season but does give them their first point, while Morelia remains unbeaten in two.
The michoacanos started the game off well and they took the lead in just the 7th minute. Ray Sandoval got free at the top of the box and sent his shot from outside the area unerringly into the net to make it 0-1.
Veracruz vs Monarcas Morelia – 8:00 PM – ESPN Deportes / Univision Deportes
Veracruz (18th) fell 2-0 to Lobos BUAP last weekend to keep them winless this season – and drop them into last place in the relegation standings. The Tiburones Rojos suffered a setback in midweek as well, where they lost 3-0 to América in the Copa MX. All in all, Veracruz has yet to gain a point in either league or cup after four games total. They also have yet to score in league play, where they’ve suffered back-to-back shutouts. Veracruz is at home for this one and they’ll look to right the ship in front of their own fans.
As for Monarcas Morelia (9th), the michoacanos beat Santos Laguna 3-1 last weekend to give them their first win of the Apertura. They followed that up with a 3-2 loss to Chivas de Guadalajara in the Copa MX in midweek, though. They’re also on the road for this one, where they have yet to win (or score) in league play this season. However, Veracruz has been struggling and Morelia will look to take advantage of their host’s weaknesses here.
Monarcas Morelia earned their first victory of the season with a 3-1 win against Santos Laguna. The result gives the michoacanos back-to-back wins in all competitions, while the Laguneros saw their unbreaten start to the Apertura halted.
The first half saw both goalkeepers called into action with chances at either end. Morelia had the first opportunity of the game, but Carlos Acevedo was able to make the save. Later, Jonathan Rodríguez came close to opening the scoring for Santos, but Sebastián Sosa intervened.
Monarcas Morelia vs Santos Laguna – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Monarcas Morelia (15th) fell 2-0 to Toluca in last weekend’s game, and they’ll now look to earn their first points of the season in their first home game here. The Monarquía did get off the mark in the Copa MX, where they earned a 2-0 victory against Alebrijes de Oaxaca in midweek. Morelia will hope that goal-scoring form carries over into league play, as it took them some time to get off the mark in that regard last season. They’ll also be without the suspended Aldo Rocha for this one.
As for Santos Laguna (7th), the Laguneros picked up a 2-1 victory against Lobos BUAP in last weekend’s game and they’ll look to make it two wins out of two when they go on the road in this one. Santos will have the benefit of some extra rest as they did not play in midweek; however, they didn’t have the best away record last season. They’ll look to change that with a positive result here.
It wasn’t without some controversy, but Toluca opened their season with a 2-0 win against 10-man Monarcas Morelia.
The Diablos Rojos came out attacking and soon tested Sebastián Sosa, but the keeper was able to deny Rubens Sambueza an early opener. The Monarquía used their speed on the wings to test Alfredo Talavera as well, and Irven Ávila came close in the 32nd minute, only to send his shot wide with only the keeper to beat.