Pachuca took a step towards the playoff places with a comprehensive 2-6 away win against Puebla. The result snaps a four-game winless streak for the Tuzos, while the Poblanos have now lost four in a row.
Puebla had a few early chances, but Pachuca soon took control of the game. The visitors took the lead in the 22nd minute through Keisuke Honda, who received the ball in the box and fired past Moisés Muñoz to make it 0-1. Continue reading →
Querétaro earned their first home win of the season with a 2-1 victory against Puebla. The result ends a two-game winless streak for the Gallos Blancos, while the Poblanos have now lost three in a row.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 2nd minute. Alexis Pérez played in Camilo Sanvezzo, who got into a dangerous spot and beat Moisés Muñoz at the near post to make it 1-0 for Querétaro.
Puebla missed a late penalty kick as Santos Laguna picked up a 0-1 away win. The result is a fourth straight victory for the Laguneros, who have guaranteed they will finish the week in first place in the table, while Puebla suffered their first home loss of the season and have now lost two in a row overall.
The visitors had the better of play in the first half, but Moisés Muñoz made a few saves to keep Santos off the board. Puebla’s defense stayed organized, but they could do little to generate good attacking opportunities of their own.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended six players, upheld a red card appeal, and opened an investigation in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 11 games.
The standout suspension goes to Nicolás Sánchez of Monterrey, who will miss the next two games due to serious foul play, while Paul Aguilar of América was given a one-game suspension for the same reason.
Atlas snapped a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory against 10-man Puebla. The result gave the Rojinegros just their second win of the season, ending a five-game winless run, while the Poblanos saw their four-game unbeaten streak halted.
Although Atlas remains at the foot of the table, their victory opens up an 11-point gap between themselves and Veracruz in the relegation standings with just 18 points left to play for.
Puebla earned their first road win of the season with a comprehensive 1-3 victory against Monterrey. The result is the Rayados’ first home loss of the Clausura 2018 and leaves them with just one win in their last five overall.
The game started off well for the hosts as Monterrey took the lead in the 9th minute. Rogelio Funes Mori received the ball in the box and laid it off for Dorlan Pabón; the ball was intercepted by Alonso Zamora, but his attempted clearance hit teammate Anderson Santamaría and rebounded back towards Funes Mori. He then beat Moisés Muñoz at the near post to make it 1-0 for the Rayados.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended six players and upheld a red card appeal in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 5 games.
The standout suspension goes to Francisco Rodríguez of Lobos BUAP, who was given a two-game suspension for serious foul play. Jorge Hernández of Pachuca and Osmar Mares of Veracruz were suspended for the same reason, but for only one game each.
Puebla remained perfect at home this season with a 2-0 victory against Chivas de Guadalajara, a victory that puts the Poblanos top of the table pending the rest of this weekend’s games. The result is a second straight loss for El Rebaño, and their first loss in the Estadio Cuauhtémoc in nearly a decade.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, with Puebla taking the lead in just the third minute. Francisco Acuña got the ball in the box and tried a shot; it was blocked, with the rebound falling back to Acuña, who tried again. This time he hit the post, and still Chivas couldn’t clear the ball. Omar Fernández pounced on the rebound to head Puebla ahead, 1-0.
Puebla vs Chivas de Guadalajara – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Puebla (10th) fell 2-0 to Tijuana last weekend to keep them winless on the road this season. The Poblanos are unbeaten – and in fact perfect – at home, however, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they return to the Estadio Cuauhtémoc for this one. Puebla’s averaging two goals a game at home and they’ll look to take advantage of their opponent’s somewhat leaky defense in this one.
As for Chivas de Guadalajara (15th), el Rebaño fell 1-2 to Monterrey last weekend to keep them winless at home this season. Chivas is unbeaten on the road, though, with a win and a draw, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they visit Puebla in this one. Chivas has scored in every game they’ve played to date, but they’ve also conceded in all of them, allowing seven goals in four games.