Pachuca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Tigres UANL came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends the Tuzos’ two-game winning streak but keeps them unbeaten in six, while the universitarios remain winless on the road but unbeaten in four overall.
The two teams traded chances in the first half, with Franco Jara coming close from a header in the 14th minute before André-Pierre Gignac had a pair of opportunities go wide at the other end. Then, in the 30th minute, the hosts took the lead.
Chivas de Guadalajara’s home woes continued with a 1-3 loss to Pachuca. The result snaps a three-game winning streak for El Rebaño, while the Tuzos now have back-to-back wins and are unbeaten in five.
Chivas had the first good chance of the game in the 6th minute with a dangerous shot from outside the box by Ángel Zaldívar that crashed against the crossbar. But it was Pachuca who took the lead just minutes after that.
Cruz Azul vs Veracruz – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (1st) drew 1-1 with Santos Laguna last weekend to end a two-game winning streak but keep them unbeaten this season. They suffered their first loss in all competitions in midweek, though, where they fell 1-0 to Atlas in the Copa MX. La Máquina will look to remain unbeaten in league play – and remain in first place – with a victory against a struggling Veracruz side in this one. Cruz Azul has the best defensive record in the league, having conceded just two goals through seven games, and they have yet to allow a single goal at home.
As for Veracruz (15th), the Tiburones Rojos beat Tijuana 1-0 last weekend to end a two-game losing streak. They’ve struggled to score this season though, with just five goals total and just two on the road, which doesn’t bode well for them going up against the league’s best defense. Veracruz’s own defensive record is the worst in the league with 13 goals allowed, but they’ll try hope to surprise what may well be an over-confidant Cruz Azul side here.
Pachuca got back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory against Puebla. The result keeps the Tuzos unbeaten in four while the Poblanos saw a two-game unbeaten streak halted as they remain winless on the road this season.
The hosts had the better of the attacking chances in the first half, with Erick Aguirre and Franco Jara particularly active, but they couldn’t find the breakthrough.
Monarcas Morelia took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pachuca came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends a two-game winning streak for the michoacanos, but keeps them unbeaten in five, while the Tuzos remain unbeaten in three.
Pachuca came out attacking as they looked to build on their first win of the season from this weekend. The Tuzos kept Sebastián Sosa busy in goal and they even came as close as hitting the crossbar through Franco Jara, but the breakthrough wouldn’t come.
Pachuca earned their first win of the season with a 3-0 victory against Lobos BUAP. The result keeps the Tuzos unbeaten in two while the Licántropos are winless in three and winless on the road.
Pachuca took the initiative early on as they looked to finally get that elusive first win. Their first good chance came in the 10th minute with a header by Erick Gutiérrez, but Toño Rodríguez made the save.
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.
In a waterlogged Estadio Olímpico Universitario, neither team could find the breakthrough as Pumas UNAM and Pachuca played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten, but ends their perfect start to the season, while the Tuzos snapped a three-game losing streak but remain winless.
Pumas suffered a setback before the game even began as Alejandro Arribas was injured in warm-ups and had to scratch from the lineup. The rain didn’t help things after kickoff, either, with players slipping and splashing around the field.
Pumas UNAM vs Pachuca – 5:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM (1st) beat Atlas 3-0 last weekend to remain perfect this season. The universitarios did stumble in midweek, however, where they suffered a 1-3 loss to Necaxa in the Copa MX. Pumas will look to set that aside and refocus on league play here as they aim to extend their unbeaten start to the season and remain in first place. They have the best goalscoring record in the league with an impressive 10 goals from just three games, and they’ll look for more goals against a struggling team in this one.
As for Pachuca (18th), the Tuzos fell 1-3 to América last weekend to keep them winless this season. Pachuca has yet to pick up even a single point in league play, and they’ve only scored one goal – a penalty. The Tuzos are getting increasingly desperate to get their season on track, but an away game against the league leaders is not the ideal place to pick up a victory. They’ll hope to be underestimated here in search of a surprise win, and they’ll have the slight advantage of being a bit fresher after not having played a midweek game.
Pachuca’s poor start to the Apertura continued with a 1-3 home loss to América. The result keeps the Tuzos winless this season, although they did manage to score their first league goal, while the Águilas have now won two in a row.
The visitors came out attacking and Alfonso Blanco had to be alert to keep out a pair of chances from Andrés Ibargüen. But the keeper couldn’t preserve the shutout for long, as Diego Lainez gave América the 0-1 lead with his shot to the far post in the 15th minute.