The Disciplinary Committee has suspended one player and imposed a stadium ban in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 2 games.
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 closed out their season on a high with a 3-0 victory against Necaxa. The Poblanos snapped a six-game winless streak with that result, while the Rayos have now lost two of their last three.
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 →
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.