Gustavo Matosas got his tenure as Atlético San Luis coach off to a good start with a 1-3 away victory against Puebla. The result gives the Potosinos back-to-back wins and keeps them unbeaten in five while La Franja is now winless in two.
San Luis came out attacking and it took the visitors just two minutes to open the scoring. Luis Reyes brought the ball down the left side and cut it back from the end line for Nicolás Ibáñez, who was unmarked at the top of the six-yard box for an easy finish. 0-1.
Cruz Azul took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Puebla came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends a two-game winning streak for La Máquina, but keeps them unbeaten in three, while the Poblanos are still looking for their first win of the season.
Cruz Azul came out attacking and repeatedly tested Nicolás Vikonis in goal. Guillermo Fernández had a pair of dangerous chances from distance, while Jonathan Rodríguez had a great opportunity following some good team interchange, but Vikonis was able to make the save.
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.
Despite going down to 10 men, Santos picked up an emphatic 4-1 victory against Puebla. The result makes it four straight wins for the Laguneros, while the Poblanos are still searching for their first victory.
Santos came out attacking and they had an early opportunity through Adrián Lozano, whose shot hit the crossbar. It was only a matter of time before the hosts found the breakthrough, and it came in the 15th minute. From a corner kick, Ulíses Rivera headed the ball home at the far post to put Santos ahead, 1-0.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended 5 players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 3 games – although one of those suspensions has been appealed.
Cruz Azul’s Jonathan Rodríguez, Querétaro’s George Corral, and Puebla’s Lucas Cavallini were all given one-game suspensions for serious foul play.
Puebla filed a petition of non-conformity regarding Cavallini’s red card, which the Disciplinary Committee overturned. However, Puebla appealed the Committee’s decision and the Appeals Commission is now meeting to make a determination.
Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Puebla came back for a 1-1 draw in a game that finished 10 vs 10. The result keeps the Poblanos winless this season, but gives them their first point, while el Rebaño is now unbeaten in two.
The game started off well for the visitors, who took the lead in just the 8th minute. Alejandro Chumacero was called for a foul on Javier López in the box, giving Chivas the chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot. Oswaldo Alanís stepped up to take the penalty, and he converted it to make it 0-1 for Guadalajara.
Puebla’s Apertura 2019 season got off to a disappointing start as they fell 1-3 at home to Tijuana after having taken the lead.
The Poblanos were looking to make their home field advantage count and they had a promising start. In the 14th minute, Lucas Cavallini took the ball down the center and played in Christian Tabó on the right; he rounded the onrushing goalkeeper and sent the ball into the net to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended four players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 17 games.
Víctor Velázquez of Lobos BUAP, Vladimir Loroña of Puebla, and Ángel Zaldívar of Monterrey were all given one-game suspensions for serious foul play, while Omar Mendoza of Tijuana was suspended one game for yellow card accumulation after picking up his fifth caution of the season.
The season is over for Lobos and Puebla, so Velázquez and Loroña will serve their suspensions at the start of the Apertura 2019 season, while Zaldívar and Mendoza will miss the first leg of their respective quarterfinal series.