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.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended eight players and two coaches in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 16 games.
Tigres UANL coach Ricardo Ferretti and Puebla coach José Luis Sánchez Solá were both given one-game suspensions for insulting and/or showing a lack of respect towards players or members of the coaching staff after the pair were involved in an altercation.
Tigres UANL took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Puebla came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Poblanos unbeaten in two – and keeps them, for the moment, in the playoff places – while the universitarios remain unbeaten in four but winless in two.
The game started off perfectly for the visitors, who took the lead in just the 3rd minute. Jürgen Damm sent a cross into the box from the right, and the unfortunate Vladimir Loroña mis-hit his clearance attempt and sent the ball into his own net to make it 0-1 for Tigres early on.
Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Puebla stormed back for a 1-3 away win. The result snaps a two-game winless streak for Puebla, while giving El Rebaño their fifth straight loss – and eliminating them from playoff contention.
The hosts started the game off well, with an early chance by Eduardo López and a dangerous low cross from Alexis Vega that somehow no one got on the end of. Chivas got on the board in the 19th minute thanks to an own-goal, as the unfortunate Brayan Angulo turned a corner kick into his own net to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
León picked up a historic 0-3 away win against 10-man Puebla, with tonight’s victory giving La Fiera 11 consecutive league wins – the longest streak in the history of Liga MX. The result also makes León the first team mathematically qualified for the playoffs. As for the Poblanos, they are now winless in two and remain outside the top eight.
The visitors took control of the game early, with Ángel Mena making it 0-1 in the 5th minute. Néstor Vidrio lost the ball trying to play out of the back, and Mena beat Nicolás Vikonis with his shot from outside the box to give León the early lead.
Monarcas Morelia took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Puebla came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps Puebla unbeaten in three, but ends their two-game winning streak, while the michoacanos remain winless on the road this season and winless in 10 overall.
The visitors nearly caught Puebla out when Carlos Ferreira took an ambitious shot from 35 yards out that beat Nicolás Vikonis, but ultimately hit the crossbar. That opportunity was one of the few of note in a first half that was played largely in midfield, with both teams struggling to make their mark on the game.
Puebla closed out Jornada 12 action with a comprehensive 0-4 away win against Lobos BUAP. The result gives La Franja back-to-back victories – and three wins in their last four – while the Licántropos remain winless in three.
The scoring started early in this regional rivalry, with Puebla taking the lead in just the 7th minute. The visitors sent a free kick into the box and the unfortunate Michael Orozco sent his attempted clearance in off the underside of the crossbar to make it 0-1 with his own-goal.
América bounced back from a midweek defeat with a 1-0 victory against Puebla. The result ends a two-game winless streak for the Águilas, while the Poblanos saw their four-game unbeaten streak halted.
América dominated the game, but they struggled to make anything of their possession. Mateus Uribe, Nicolás Castillo, Renato Ibarra, and Jorge Sánchez all had opportunities in the first half, but a combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping kept the Águilas off the board.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended six players and opened an investigation into a coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 9 games.
Bruno Valdez of América and Colin Kazim-Richards of Veracruz were given one-game suspensions for receiving two yellow cards in the same game, while Daniel Arreola of Puebla was suspended for yellow-card accumulation after receiving his fifth caution of the season.