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.
Chivas de Guadalajara earned their first home win since October 2017 with a 1-0 victory against Nexaca. The result gives el Rebaño back-to-back wins, while the Rayos remain winless on the road and winless in three overall.
Chivas came out attacking as they looked to end their long home winless streak. Ángel Zaldívar had an early chance with a header, but he couldn’t keep his attempt on target. Zaldívar repeatedly caused problems for Necaxa’s defense, and in the 24th minute he won a penalty. Continue reading →
Puebla took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Necaxa came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten at home this season but also winless in two overall, while the Poblanos remain winless on the road and winless in three overall.
Puebla started the game off well and they began to threaten Hugo González’s goal immediately. It took them just 7 minutes to find the breakthrough; Diego Cruz and Francisco Acuña combined well before Cruz sent the ball in for Lucas Cavallini, who made it 0-1.
Cruz Azul vs León – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (2nd) drew 1-1 with Tijuana last weekend to remain unbeaten this season. The draw did bring La Máquina’s perfect run to a halt, however, although they got back to winning ways in midweek with a 2-0 victory against Zacatepec in the Copa MX. Cruz Azul is still perfect at home and they’ll look for another win in this one. They’ve also conceded just one goal this season, and that came while they were playing with just 10 men. They will be without the suspended Pablo Aguilar for this one, though.
As for León (11th), La Fiera beat Querétaro 4-0 last weekend to earn their first win of the season. They followed that up with a 2-1 win against Mineros in the Copa MX in midweek, and they’ll look to keep that good run of form going here against a tough opponent. León has been on a goal-scoring streak as of late and they’ll look to test Cruz Azul’s defensive record in this one.