With both teams already eliminated from the playoffs, this game was just for pride. Puebla earned a 0-1 away win to end their season on a relative high note, although even with the victory they will finish the Clausura 2017 at the bottom of the table.
The hosts had the first good chance of the game in the 12th minute, when Josecarlos van Rankin got his head to the ball, but Israel Villaseñor made the save. Puebla responded with a chance through Carlos Orrantía, but Alfredo Saldívar made a good point-blank stop to send the ball out for a corner.
Monarcas Morelia put their destiny in their own hands with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Pumas UNAM. The victory lifts Morelia above Jaguares in the relegation standings and means La Monarquía control their own fate going into the final game of the season.
The pressure looked to be weighing on Morelia early, with Pumas having the better of the run of play. But in the 20th minute, the hosts pounced on an error to take the lead. Alfredo Saldívar didn’t deal well with a back-pass from Abraham González, and Aldo Rocha was there to steal the ball. Saldívar fouled him, and Morelia had a penalty.
Veracruz moved out of last place in the relegation standings with a 0-2 away win against Pumas UNAM, who finished the game with just nine men. The result snaps a seven-game road losing streak for the Tiburones Rojos, while the universitarios are now winless in four.
The afternoon took a turn for the worse for the hosts in the 32nd minute, when Darío Verón was given a straight red card for a foul on Adrián Luna. It didn’t take long after that for Veracruz to make their man advantage count; in the 39th minute, Leandro Velázquez gave the visitors the lead when he pounced on a rebound in the box.
Tigres UANL extended their winning streak to two games with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Pumas UNAM. The result leaves Pumas winless in three.
Tigres dominated the game from the beginning, and their pressure paid off in the 14th minute, when Ismael Sosa made it 1-0 for the hosts. He received the ball at the top of the box, ran behind the defense, and sent his shot into the back of the net.
Atlas took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 1-1 with Pumas UNAM. The result keeps the Rojinegros unbeaten in three while the universitarios are now winless in two.
The hosts had their first dangerous opportunity in the 13th minute, but Alfredo Saldívar saved Pumas as he made the first stop on Matías Alustiza with a kick-save and then smothered Martín Barragán’s follow-up header.
Toluca extended their winning streak to three games – and jumped over Chivas to take first in the table – with a 0-1 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result is a second consecutive home loss for the universitarios.
Both teams came out attacking, and in the 14th minute Jesús Gallardo forced Alfredo Talavera into a good save, with the ball going out for a corner kick. Pumas looked comfortable on the field but couldn’t make their chances count.
The pressure is still on Jaguares de Chiapas in the relegation fight after their 0-3 loss to Pumas UNAM. The result keeps Jaguares winless in three, while the universitarios were able to bounce back after previously suffering their first home loss of the season.
The first half was a largely even affair and the game was just moments away from going to halftime 0-0. Then, in first-half stoppage time, Jesús Gallardo gave Pumas the 0-1 lead with his shot from outside the box.
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.