Pachuca took a two-goal lead but failed to hold it as Santos Laguna came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Laguneros unbeaten at home this season and unbeaten in three overall while the Tuzos remain winless in three.
The game started off perfectly for the visitors, who took the lead in just the 3rd minute. Gustavo Cabral headed the ball into an empty net after Jonathan Orozco came off his line but failed to get the ball; 0-1 Pachuca.
Pachuca snapped a two-game losing streak with an emphatic 0-4 away win against Puebla. The result gives the Tuzos their first victory of the Apertura 2019, while the Poblanos are still looking for their first win.
Pachuca didn’t take long to find the breakthrough, taking the lead in just the 6th minute. Jonathan Copete sent a perfect pass to Víctor Guzmán, who slipped in behind the defense and slotted his shot into the lower corner to make it 0-1.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 4 games.
Joaquín Martínez of Monarcas Morelia was given a one-game suspension for receiving two yellow cards in the same game, and Edwin Cardona of Pachuca was suspended one game for violent conduct.
Santos Laguna filed a petition of non-conformity regarding the red card given to Matheus Doria, but the Disciplinary Committee overturned the petition and gave Doria a one-game suspension for serious foul play.
10-man Pachuca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as a stoppage-time goal gave Querétaro the come-from-behind 2-1 win. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten in the Apertura and lifts them to the top of the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s results – while the Tuzos remain winless.
The visitors started the game off strongly and they put Gil Alcalá to work early on, most notably in the 12th minute, when the keeper made a great point-blank save on Franco Jara to keep the game level. But the complexion of the game changed in the 16th minute when Pachuca went down to 10 men.
Rubens Sambueza made his debut with Pachuca but couldn’t help the Tuzos get on track as they fell 1-2 to Monarcas Morelia. The result gives the michoacanos their first victory of the season while the Tuzos remain winless.
Pachuca came out attacking as they looked to get their season on track in front of their home fans, and Franco Jara had an early opportunity to put them ahead – and become the Tuzos’ all-time leading goal-scorer – but it came to naught.
Both teams had the lead at one time or another in this back-and-forth game, but in the end Veracruz and Pachuca had to settle for a 3-3 draw. The Tiburones Rojos will be heartened by the good play they showed in their Apertura debut (after having had a bye week in Jornada 1), while the Tuzos remain winless this season.
Pachuca was looking to avoid a second straight defeat, and they started this one off well. Franco Jara gave them the lead in the 8th minute as he drove into the area, cut around his defender, and sent his shot past the sprawling Sebastián Jurado to make it 0-1. That goal also tied Jara with Gabriel Caballero as Pachuca’s all-time leading goalscorer with 69.
Pachuca’s defense looked disjointed from the start as León picked up a 1-3 away win despite finishing the game with just 10 players.
León appeared to have taken the lead just minutes in, but the would-be goal was controversially disallowed. In the 5th minute, Ismael Sosa received the ball in the box but had it taken away before he could shoot; however, failed to clear it and Sosa won the ball back and put it into the net, only for a foul to be called.
Like the first leg, Pachuca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Tigres UANL came back for a 1-1 draw. That left the series tied 2-2 on aggregate, and with away goals level at one apiece, Tigres advanced due to the higher-seed tiebreaker.
The onus to score was on Pachuca from the beginning; a 0-0 draw in this second leg would have sent Tigres through. The Tuzos were measured in their efforts, though, and even as they pressed forward they remained organized in the back. Tigres were unable to do much to trouble Alfonso Blanco, while at the other end Nahuel Guzmán made several good saves to keep Tigres ahead in the series.