Necaxa scored in stoppage time to earn a 2-1 win against Monarcas Morelia. The result is a second consecutive win for the Rayos and a second consecutive loss for the Monaraquía; it also leaves Morelia winless in five and drops them into last place in the relegation standings, pending Veracruz’s result on Sunday.
The visitors had a pair of chances in the opening minutes, but a deflection kept the first one out and the second was off target. Then, in the 10th minute, Necaxa opened the scoring. Edson Puch received the ball outside the box and sent his low shot past the keeper to make it 1-0.
Veracruz will remain at the foot of the relegation standings after falling 0-1 to Necaxa. The result ends a two-game home winning streak for the Tiburones Rojos, while the Rayos snapped a seven-game winless streak.
With both teams involved in the relegation fight, the intensity was high from the opening whistle. However, nerves were running high as well, with neither team wanting to risk too much going forward and thus expose themselves on the counter.
A late goal gave América a 1-0 win against Necaxa on Wednesday night. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten at home this season and unbeaten in six overall while the Rayos remain winless in seven.
The visitors had the first good chance of the game in the 10th minute, when Marcos González forced a good save out of Agustín Marchesín to keep the game goalless. After that, the game slowed down and there were few chances of note at either end for the rest of the first half.
Tigres UANL took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 1-1 with Necaxa. The result keeps Necaxa winless in six while the universitarios are now winless in three – but unbeaten on the road in four.
The visitors took the lead early on from a set piece. In the 15th minute, Francisco Meza finished off a corner kick to make it 0-1 for Tigres. After taking the lead, Tigres pressed for another goal, but Necaxa’s defense was able to keep them out.
Toluca moved into first place in the table with a 2-0 victory against Necaxa. The result gives the Diablos Rojos back-to-back wins, while the Rayos are now winless in five.
The game was hard-fought and stuck in midfield initially, before Necaxa began to create chances along the left wing. In the 24th minute, the visitors had the first dangerous opportunity of the game when Jesús Isijara connected with Edson Puch. The Chilean got around Rodrigo Salinas but saw his shot stopped by Alfredo Talavera.
Both teams had the lead at one time or another, but in the end Necaxa and Jaguares de Chiapas had to settle for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten in three but winless in four, while Jaguares remain winless in two and winless in four on the road.
With both teams involved in the relegation fight, there was plenty of motivation on both sides to earn a victory. Necaxa seized the initiative and began to test Moisés Muñoz, with Edson Puch having the first opportunity of the night.
Santos Laguna remained unbeaten in the Clausura 2017 season after a 2-2 draw with Necaxa. The Laguneros twice took the lead and twice failed to hold it; they have now drawn four straight games while the result leaves the Rayos winless in two.
The hosts started the game better and dominated the early going. In the 25th minute, they made the pressure pay off with the opening goal. Djaniny played in Osvaldo Martínez, who chipped Marcelo Barovero to make it 1-0.
Atlante 1-3 Chivas de Guadalajara (Group 6)
Atlante took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Chivas de Guadalajara came from behind to earn a 1-3 away win in this Group 6 match. The victory ensures Chivas will advance to the knockout rounds of the Copa MX. The opening goal came in the 24th minute through Fernando Espinosa, whose shot from the center of the box made it 1-0.
Chivas had to wait until the second half to find a goal of their own, with Carlos Fierro making it 1-1 in the 61st minute. A few minutes later, both teams were reduced to 10 men with the sending offs of Carlos Cauich and Hedgardo Marín. Ultimately it was Chivas who took advantage of the extra space on the field, with goals from Eduardo López in the 84th minute and Michelle Benítez in stoppage time to give them the 1-3 victory.
With the 1-3 win, Chivas reaches 10 points while Atlante still has four.