Querétaro did their part with a 1-0 victory against Necaxa, and now must wait on other results to see if it will be enough to put them into the playoffs (update: with Pachuca’s draw, Queréaro has qualified for the playoffs). The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten in three while the Rayos finish the season with an eight-game winless streak – and zero road wins.
The hosts came out attacking and had the better of the run of play, with Marcel Ruiz and Camilo Sanvezzo combining well. Jimmy Gómez was also active in attack for the Gallos, and in the 28th minute he had a good chance but Necaxa’s defense recovered well.
Monterrey took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Necaxa came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Rayados unbeaten in two, while the Rayos are now winless in seven. The result also guarantees Monterrey a spot in the playoffs.
Despite being the visitors, Monterrey started the game off better and took control of the ball. It took them just nine minutes to take the lead, as Leonel Vangioni sent a cross into the box that Dorlan Pabón controlled and then scored to make it 0-1.
Both teams led at one time or another, but in the end Necaxa and Atlas had to settle for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Rayos winless in five, while the Rojinegros are unbeaten in two but remain winless on the road this season.
Both teams came into this one in serious need of points, but it was the hosts who looked better in the early going. But Necaxa’s early pressure came to naught and it was the visitors who took the lead in the 24th minute.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Veracruz and Necaxa played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Tiburones Rojos winless in five, while the Rayos are winless in three and winless on the road this season.
The pressure was on Veracruz in this one, as the hosts are uncomfortably close to the bottom of both the league table and the relegation standings. However, it was Necaxa who controlled possession in the early going.
Santos Laguna ended Necaxa’s home unbeaten streak with a 0-1 away win. The result is a second straight loss for the Rayos, while the Laguneros remain unbeaten in three.
Necaxa came out looking to defend their good home record, while Santos knew they had the opportunity to move into second place with a win. After trading chances, the visitors took the lead in the 22nd minute.
Necaxa took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they fell 3-2 to Toluca. The result is a third straight win for the Diablos Rojos while the Rayos have lost two of their last three and remain winless on the road this season.
The hosts started the game off well and looked dangerous initially from set pieces, particularly corners. But although Toluca had more chances, Necaxa had the better ones. The visitors came within inches in the 25th minute, when Víctor Dávila beat his defender but sent his shot just wide.
Necaxa ended Cruz Azul’s unbeaten Apertura with a 2-0 victory on Saturday night. The result snaps a five-game winless streak for the Rayos – and keeps them unbeaten at home – while La Máquina suffered their first defeat of the season.
The hosts came out attacking as they looked to break down Cruz Azul’s league-leading defense. Their pressure paid off in the 21st minute, when Necaxa won a free kick just outside the box. Matías Fernández sent the free kick low under the wall to give the Rayos the 1-0 lead.
A late goal gave Tijuana the 1-0 victory against Necaxa on Friday night. The result snaps a six-game winless streak for the Xolos, while the Rayos remain winless in five.
Both teams came out attacking, with chances at either end early on. But the better of the chances fell to the hosts. In the 22nd minute, Fabián Castillo’s shot was saved by Hugo González, but the rebound fell to Erick Torres, only for González to react and make a second save in quick succession.
Monarcas Morelia vs Querétaro – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Monarcas Morelia (4th) drew 2-2 with Monterrey last weekend to remain unbeaten in six. The draw also kept the michoacanos winless in two, though, and they failed to win in midweek as well, where they fell 1-2 to Chivas de Guadalajara in the Copa MX. Nevertheless, Morelia remains unbeaten at home in league play this season and they will look to get back to winning ways and continue to climb up the table here.
As for Querétaro (7th), the Gallos Blancos beat Lobos BUAP 2-0 last weekend to give them back-to-back wins and keep them unbeaten in three. Querétaro won in midweek as well, where they beat León 1-0 in the Copa MX, and they’ll look to keep up the momentum in this one. The Gallos have had a bit of trouble scoring this season, though; they’re averaging less than a goal a game overall, and on the road they’ve scored just twice in four games.
Necaxa took the lead but couldn’t hold it as a stoppage-time penalty gave Tigres UANL a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten at home but winless in four overall, while the universitarios remain winless on the road but unbeaten in two overall.
Necaxa came out attacking and they had the first chance of the game in the 2nd minute, when Dieter Villalpando won the ball, got to the box, nutmegged Jorge Tores Nilo, and sent the ball in, only for Nahuel Guzmán to grab it.