A stoppage-time goal gave Monarcas Morelia a 1-2 away win against a 10-man Chivas de Guadalajara. The result is a third straight loss for El Rebaño, who also remain winless at home this season, while La Monarquía have now won two in a row.
Chivas started the game off well and Sebastián Sosa was called on early to keep the hosts off the board. Orbelín Pineda had a dangerous chance in the 9th minute following a corner kick, but quick reflexes allowed Sosa to preserve the draw.
Monarcas Morelia got back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory against 10-man Tijuana. The result ends a two-game winless streak for La Monarquía, while the Xolos have now lost two in a row.
The game changed in the 15th minute when Tijuana’s Emanuel Aguilera was sent off after receiving his second yellow card of the night – his first having come in the 4th minute. It took Morelia just three minutes to make their extra man count as Diego Valdés received a through ball from Carlos Guzmán to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
Monarcas Morelia took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Veracruz came back for a 2-1 win. The result gives José Saturnino Cardozo a winning start to his tenure as coach of the Tiburones Rojos, while Morelia saw their four-game unbeaten streak halted.
The visitors pressed forward from the opening whistle, and in the 10th minute they earned a penalty kick after Raúl Ruidíaz was fouled in the box. Ruidíaz himself stepped up to take the spot kick and he converted it to give the michoacanos the early 0-1 lead.
Both teams had the lead at one time or another, but in the end Monarcas Morelia and Tigres UANL had to settle for a share of the spoils as they drew 3-3. The result keeps both teams unbeaten in four, although the tie also ended Morelia’s three-game winning streak.
The hosts started the game off well and in the 17th minute they earned a penalty kick after Jürgen Damm was called for a handball in the box. Raúl Ruidíaz stepped up to take the spot kick, only to see it saved by Nahuel Guzmán. However, the rebound fell to Diego Valdés, whose shot was inadvertently turned into his own net by Jesús Dueñas. The 19th-minute own-goal gave the michoacanos the 1-0 lead.
Monarcas Morelia vs Tigres UANL – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Monarcas Morelia (6th) beat Lobos BUAP 1-3 last weekend to give La Monarquía three wins in a row. They won in the Copa MX in midweek as well with a 2-1 victory against Necaxa. Morelia will look to keep that streak alive when they return to the Estadio Morelos, where they have had mixed results this season – one win, one loss, and two draws.
As for Tigres UANL (5th), the universitarios did not play last weekend as their Jornada 8 game against Atlas was postponed. In their last league match, Tigres beat Lobos BUAP 3-2, a result that kept them unbeaten at home this season and unbeaten in three overall. They did lose in midweek, however, as they fell 1-3 to Zacatepec in the Copa MX.
Lobos BUAP saw their winless streak stretch to five games as they fell 1-3 to Monarcas Morelia. The licántropos slipped to the foot of the relegation standings with the loss while the michoacanos have now won three in a row.
The field was in poor condition with puddles and divots, and it was that state that allowed Morelia to open the scoring in the 13th minute. Francisco Rodríguez’s attempted clearance deflected off Raúl Ruidíaz; José Francisco Canales couldn’t corral the ball on the sloppy ground and Ruidíaz pounced to send the ball into the empty net. 0-1.
Lobos BUAP vs Monarcas Morelia – 6:00 PM – Lobos BUAP TV
Lobos BUAP (12th) fell 3-2 to Tigres UANL last time out to extend their winless streak to four games. The licántropos have slipped down the Tabla de Cociente as a result and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they return home for this one. They will be without the suspended Eduardo Tercero, however. Nevertheless, Lobos have one of the best attacking records in the league (averaging two goals a game) and if they can improve defensively they’ll be well-positioned to get a good result.
As for Monarcas Morelia (9th), the michoacanos beat América 2-0 last time out to give them back-to-back victories. Morelia will look to build on that and extend their winning streak to three when they face the vulnerable Lobos in this one. Morelia has had mixed results on the road, though, where they are 1-1-1 this season.
Monarcas Morelia extended their winning streak to two games with a 2-0 victory against América. The result ends a five-game unbeaten streak for the Águilas.
The game started with chances at both ends. Rodolfo Vilchis forced a good save out of Agustín Marchesín before the woodwork denied Carlos Darwin Quintero at the other end. Alejandro Díaz then tried his luck, but Sebastián Sosa was up to the task as the game remained goalless.