Chivas de Guadalajara kept their playoff hopes alive with a 1-2 away win against Monarcas Morelia. The result extends El Rebaño’s unbeaten streak to six games, while the michoacanos saw their three-game home winning streak halted.
Matías Alemyda, with an eye on the upcoming Champions League semifinal, put out a mixed team with several young players along with an experienced core. Morelia had the better of the early going and forced a few saves out of Rodolfo Cota, but it was ultimately the visitors who took the lead.
Tijuana took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Monarcas Morelia came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Xolos unbeaten at home in three but winless in two overall, while the michoacanos remain unbeaten in three.
The hosts took the lead early on as they looked to bounce back from their Champions League loss in midweek. In just the 5th minute, Miler Bolaños took advantage of a mistake by Sebastián Sosa, who failed to cut out a cross by José Rivero. The ball fell to the Ecuadorian, who made it 1-0 at the back post.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended six players, upheld a red card appeal, and opened an investigation in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 11 games.
The standout suspension goes to Nicolás Sánchez of Monterrey, who will miss the next two games due to serious foul play, while Paul Aguilar of América was given a one-game suspension for the same reason.
Monarcas Morelia dealt another blow to Veracruz’s hopes of avoiding relegation as they handed the Tiburones Rojos a 2-0 loss. The result is a second straight victory for the michoacanos – and a third in a row at home – while Veracruz has now lost three in a row and is winless in four.
Despite Veracruz’s desperate need for points, it was Morelia who took control of the game. The pressure showed for the visitors, who struggled to find a rhythm. Then, in the 9th minute, an error gave Morelia the lead.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players and a coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 10 games.
Mario Osuna of Monarcas Morelia and Matías Fernández of Necaxa were both given one-game suspensions for receiving two yellow cards in the same game, while Omar Mendoza of Tijuana was suspended one game for yellow-card accumulation after picking up his fifth caution of the season.
10-man Monarcas Morelia earned a 2-1 victory against Atlas to keep the Rojinegros at the foot of the table. Atlas is winless in five and has lost their last three in a row.
Morelia came out attacking, but it wasn’t until the 33rd minute that they were able to open the scoring. Some poor defending allowed Rodrigo Millar to get his head to a corner kick, beating Miguel Fraga to make it 1-0.
Monarcas Morelia came from behind to earn a 2-1 win against Lobos BUAP. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the michoacanos while the Licántropos saw their two-game unbeaten streak halted and have now lost four straight on the road.
The game started off well for the visitors, though, and Lobos took the lead in the 21st minute. Irven Ávila and Julián Quiñones combined well before Quiñones applied the finishing touch to make it 0-1.
América earned an emphatic 4-1 victory against Monarcas Morelia to put them top of the table, pending the rest of this week’s results. The win keeps the Águilas unbeaten this season, while the michoacanos have now lost two in a row.
The game started off well for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 5th minute. Jérémy Ménez sent a long cross into the box, which Cecilio Domínguez corralled. He drove towards goal, cut around his defender, and beat Sebastián Sosa to make it 1-0 for América.
Querétaro vs Veracruz – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Querétaro (14th) fell 1-0 to Monarcas Morelia to keep them winless in two. The Gallos Blancos are also winless at home this season, with a loss and a draw in La Corregidora, but they’ll look to change that here when they take on a relegation rival. Of concern for Querétaro is their goal-scoring – or lack thereof. The Gallos have been shut out in three of their four games to date. On the other hand, they’ve only allowed two goals all season.
As for Veracruz (16th), the Tiburones Rojos drew 1-1 with Santos Laguna last weekend to keep them winless in the Clausura. Veracruz is sitting at the foot of the relegation standings and needs to pick up points ASAP if they want to remain in Liga MX next season. The Tiburones Rojos did manage to score their first goal of the season last weekend, and they’ll look to build on that here.