The hosts started the game off better, but they were unable to capitalize on their advantage while they had it, with Memo Ochoa making several good saves to keep América from falling behind. Then VAR review saw Puebla come off worse for wear twice; first, when Jesús Zavala’s would-be goal was determined to have been stopped by Ochoa on the line, and then when a penalty call was changed to a free kick just outside the box.
José Ortiz of Monarcas Morelia and Ronaldo Cisneros of Chivas de Guadalajara were given one-game suspensions for receiving two yellow cards in the same match.
Christian Tabó of Puebla was given a one-game suspension for serious foul play.
Querétaro earned an away win by the minimum difference as they beat 10-man Puebla 0-1 thanks to an own-goal. The result gives the Gallos Blancos back-to-back victories and lifts them into first place in the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s games – while the Poblanos suffered their first loss of the season.
The game started off poorly for the hosts, when Jesús Paganoni had to be subbed out injured following a dramatic clash of heads with Areli Hernández in the 10th minute that left the Puebla defender bloody, woozy, and ultimately en route to the hospital to be thoroughly evaluated.
The suspension went to Pablo González of Puebla, who was sanctioned for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
The stadium ban goes to Atlas, who will play their next home game – against Tijuana in Jornada 4 – behind closed doors in the Estadio Jalisco. The ban comes as a result of persistent discriminatory chanting from the stands, which continued despite announcements over the public address system and the referee stopping play twice during their match against Puebla.
Puebla finished the game with 10 men, but that didn’t stop them from earning a 0-1 away win against Atlas. The result gives the Poblanos their first win in their first game of the season (after their Jornada 1 match was rescheduled for February) while the Rojinegros suffered their first loss of the Clausura.
The hosts started the game off stronger, and all of the chances went their way – but they couldn’t convert any of them. Then, against the run of play, Puebla took the lead. Osvaldo Martínez received the ball in the box and chipped it back toward the top of the six-yard box, where Cristian Menéndez made awkward but effective contact, heading the ball in to make it 0-1 in the 31st minute.
Puebla was already eliminated from playoff contention going into this one, while Necaxa had their own spot in the Liguilla locked up, but it was the hosts who came out looking stronger. In the 11th minute, Christian Marrugo played the ball to Christian Tabó at the top of the box, and the Uruguayan beat Hugo González to make it 1-0 for La Franja. Continue reading
Tijuana will be missing two players for their final regular season game, as Jordan Silva was given a one-game suspension for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity, and Miler Bolaños was suspended for yellow-card accumulation after receiving his fifth caution of the season.
Walter Gael Sandoval of Chivas de Guadalajara and Franco Jara of Pachuca were suspended one game for receiving two yellow cards in the same match
Finally, Gustavo Alejandro Leombruno, Puebla’s physical trainer, was given a one-game suspension for entering the field of play to confront the referee crew.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead immediately following kickoff. Just 29 seconds into the game, Miguel Ángel Sansores finished off a low cross at the top of the six-yard box to make it 1-0 for Morelia with the fifth-fastest goal in league history.
Veracruz’s world-record winless streak has finally come to an end. After 41 games without a victory, spanning more than a calendar year, Veracruz beat Puebla 1-0 on Tuesday night. The result makes it three losses in a row for the Poblanos, who remain winless in four.
Facing another struggling team, Veracruz came out attacking in a game they surely saw as their best chance to end their streak. But after an early burst of activity with chances at both ends, the pace of the game slowed considerably.
América strengthened their position in the playoff race with a 2-0 victory against Puebla. The result ends a two-game winless streak for the Águilas, while the Poblanos have now lost two in a row and are winless in three.
Puebla started the game off well, with Brayan Angulo looking particularly dangerous on the wing. In the 21st minute, good interplay between Lucas Cavallini and Angulo almost opened the scoring, but Angulo’s final shot was off target.