The Disciplinary Committee has suspended four players and one physical trainer in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 18 games.
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.
Monarcas Morelia took a huge step toward clinching a playoff berth with a 3-2 victory against Puebla. The result keeps the Monarquía unbeaten in five, while the Poblanos are now winless in six.
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.
Atlas moved into the thick of the playoff fight with a 0-1 away win against Puebla. The result keeps the Rojinegros unbeaten in four, while the Poblanos saw their three-game unbeaten streak halted.
Puebla, sitting near the foot of the table, was looking to gain some momentum after the international break. There were chances at both ends in the early going, although Nicolás Vikonis was the busier of the two goalkeepers, making notable saves against Osvaldo Martínez and Facundo Barceló to keep Puebla from falling behind.
Puebla took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Toluca scored late to earn a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Diablos Rojos winless in two but unbeaten in three, while La Franja saw a two-game winning streak halted but also remain unbeaten in three.
The visitors looked the more dangerous side from the beginning, and in the 9th minute they came within inches of taking the lead when Alan Acosta hit the crossbar. Toluca had one notable chance through Felipe Pardo, which was saved well by Nikolás Vikonis, but the majority of play went Puebla’s way in the first half.
Two games in four days proved no problem at all for Puebla, who earned another surprise result with a 2-1 win against León. The result is a second straight win for the Poblanos, while La Fiera saw their seven-game unbeaten run halted.
Puebla was looking to build on their midweek win when they returned home for this one, but the game started off slowly. Neither team could take control or even create much of note going forward, with the few attempts either off-target or straight to the goalkeepers.
Puebla scored late to grab a surprising 0-1 away win against Tigres UANL. The result ended the universitarios’ season-long home unbeaten streak and leaves them winless in six overall, while the Poblanos snapped a two-game losing streak with their first road win of the Apertura.
The game started off at a high tempo, with chances coming frequently and at both ends. Jürgen Damm and Alejandro Chumacero were particularly active for their respective teams, but the final touch was lacking and more than one opportunity was stopped by the woodwork.
Monterrey let a two-goal lead slip away but fought back for a 3-2 victory against Puebla. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the Rayados, while the Poblanos remain winless on the road this season and winless in three overall.
The hosts took the lead from the penalty spot in the 18th minute after Maximiliano Perg was called for a foul on Avilés Hurtado in the box. Nicolás Sánchez converted the PK to make it 1-0 for Monterrey.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended seven players and one coach and fined a player in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 9 games.
The standout suspension goes to Miguel Layún of Monterrey, who was given a two-game suspension for violent conduct.
The other six players were all suspended for one game: Francisco Córdova of América, José Esquivel of FC Juárez, Francisco Acuña of Puebla, and Aldo Cruz of Tijuana all for serious foul play, and Luis Quiñones of Tigres UANL and Jorge Segura of Atlas for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.