América let a two-goal lead slip, but a late goal by Cecilio Domínguez gave the Águilas a 2-3 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result keeps América unbeaten in three while Pumas suffered their first home loss of the season.
The universitarios started the game off better as they looked to take advantage of América’s absentees, as well as the forced substitution of the injured Miguel Samudio. In the 18th minute, they nearly opened the scoring when Jesús Gallardo found an open Nicolás Castillo, but he couldn’t put his shot on frame.
Tigres UANL booked their spot in the semifinals of the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League with a 0-3 away win against Pumas UNAM. The 1-1 draw in the first leg left everything to play for in this one, and it was the visitors who took advantage.
Pumas started the game off with an attacking mindset, but they couldn’t get past Nahuel Guzmán, who was making his return to the field after a six-week layoff following foot surgery. On the other hand, although Tigres had fewer chances, they were able to convert them.
Pumas UNAM took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they fell 4-3 to Querétaro. The result keeps the universitarios winless in four, while the Gallos Blancos have now posted three consecutive victories.
The hosts had the first chance of the game through Ángel Sepúlveda, but Darío Verón was there to clear the ball off the line. Then, in the 10th minute, the visitors took the lead as Matías Britos out-jumped his defender on a corner kick to head Pumas in front.
Tigres UANL and Pumas UNAM played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of this all-Liga-MX CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series. Both teams created numerous chances, but turning them into goals was a sticking point.
Tigres had the first chance of the game through André-Pierre Gignac, before Pumas tried their luck with a pair of shots from Matías Britos. It wasn’t until the 40th minute, though, that Tigres found the breakthrough.
Four months after the conclusion of the group stage, the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League gets back underway this week with the first legs of the quarterfinals.
Three of Mexico’s four entrants advanced to the quarterfinals, and Liga MX is guaranteed to have at least one semifinalist after Pumas UNAM and Tigres UANL were drawn against each other. The other Mexican representative, Pachuca, will face Costa Rica’s Deportivo Saprissa.
Pumas UNAM overturned a three-goal deficit to grab a 3-3 draw against Tijuana on Sunday afternoon. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten at home this season while the Xolos are now winless in two.
Although the hosts had the first opportunity of the game – which goalkeeper Gibrán Lajud responded well to – it was the visitors who took the lead. In the 23rd minute, Alejandro Palacios came way out of his box and failed to get the ball, allowing Avilés Hurtado to send his shot from distance into the empty net to give the Xolos the 0-1 lead.
Pumas UNAM vs Tijuana – 1:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM (7th) fell 2-0 to Monterrey last weekend to end their four-game unbeaten streak. The universitarios are still unbeaten at home, however, and they will look to get back to winning ways when they return to the Estadio Olímpico Universitario for this one. Pumas don’t have the best attacking record, however, and they’ve scored one or fewer goals in five of their six games this season.
As for Tijuana (2nd), the Xolos fell 1-2 to Necaxa last weekend to end their four-game winning streak. That loss dropped Tijuana out of first place and they’ll look to get back there with another win here. The Xolos have a two-game road winning streak going and they have the best attacking record in the league with 13 goals scored to date.
Monterrey remained unbeaten this season with a 2-0 victory over Pumas UNAM. The result is the Rayados’ first home win of the season and keeps the universitarios winless in two.
Monterrey went into this game in the midst of a four-game winless streak after a run of draws, and the Rayados were determined to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans. The hosts had more possession and grew into the game, with their first clear chance coming just before the half-hour mark.