Cruz Azul locked up the superlíder position and first seed for the playoffs with a 0-2 away win against Monarcas Morelia. The result is a third straight victory for La Máquina, while the michoacanos have lost two of their last three and must now wait on other results to see if they’ll qualify for the Liguilla.
Jesús Corona didn’t travel to Morelia, with coach Pedro Caixinha choosing to rest him after his trip to Argentina with the national team, but backup keeper Guillermo Allison proved up to the task as he repeatedly denied Monarcas to preserve the shut out.
Monarcas Morelia scored late to earn a 2-3 away win against Tijuana. The result extends the Xolos’ losing streak to four games and keeps them winless in six, while the Michoacanos earned their third straight road win to move into the playoff places with just one game remaining in the regular season.
The game was bogged down in midfield at the start, with neither team able to put their stamp on the game. But then the game tilted in Morelia’s favor. Carlos Ferreria had a pair of chances, with Gibrán Lajud stopping his first attempt and then Julián Velázquez deflecting his follow up.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended five players and upheld a red-card appeal in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 15 games.
Adrián Aldrete of Cruz Azul and Mauro Lainez of Lobos BUAP will miss their next match after receiving two yellow cards in the same game, while Santiago García of Toluca was given a one-game suspension for yellow-card accumulation after receiving his fifth caution of the season.
Tigres UANL earned a 0-2 away win against 10-man Monarcas Morelia. The result ends the universitarios’ three-game winless streak and instead sees them now unbeaten in three, while the Michoacanos saw their three-game winning streak halted.
The game started off fairly evenly, and although Tigres had more goal-scoring opportunities, Sebastián Sosa was alert to the danger. But the game changed in the 18th minute. Gabriel Achilier committed a foul at the top of the box and, after consulting VAR, referee Jorge Pérez Durán gave the Morelia defender a straight red card.
Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Monarcas Morelia came back for a 1-2 win. The result is a third straight victory for the michoacanos, while El Rebaño remains winless in five and also winless at home in four.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, as Chivas took the lead in just the 4th minute. Isaác Brizuela sent the ball into the box, Alan Pulido headed it back across goal, and Ángel Zaldívar finished it off from the edge of the six-yard box to give Guadalajara the early 1-0 lead.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players, one coach, and one assistant coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 12 games.
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.
Monarcas Morelia and Pumas UNAM played 83 minutes and 25 seconds of goalless soccer before the game was prematurely halted due to a lightning storm.
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.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended four players and upheld one red card appeal and overturned another in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 9 games.
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.