Monarcas Morelia took a two-goal lead but failed to hold it as Pumas UNAM came back for a 2-2 draw. The result ends a two-game losing streak for the universitarios, but keeps them winless in three, while La Monarquía are unbeaten in two but remain winless in seven.
The game got off to a perfect start for the visitors, who took the lead within the opening 15 seconds. Gastón Lezcano drove into the box, left his defender on the ground, and sent his low shot past the keeper to make it 0-1 for Morelia.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended four players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 8 games.
José Juan Macías of León, Roberto Meráz of Monarcas Morelia, and Santiago García of Toluca were all given one-game suspensions for serious foul play, while Idekal Domínguez of Pumas UNAM was suspended for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
In a game that finished 10 vs 10, León picked up a 1-3 away win against Pumas UNAM. The result extends La Fiera’s winning streak to five games, while the universitarios saw their three-game unbeaten streak halted.
León started the game off better and immediately began threatening a goal. In the 6th minute, Luis Montes hit the crossbar; then Ángel Mena played in José Macías, but he couldn’t get his shot away.
Pumas UNAM claimed bragging rights in the Clásico Capitalino with a 1-0 victory against América. The result gave the universitarios their first home win of the season and their second win in a row, while the Águilas suffered a second straight defeat.
The game was high-energy from the beginning, no surprise in a rivalry match, and the first good chance came in just the 5th minute. América won a free kick in a dangerous position and Nicolás Castillo sent his attempt just over the bar.
Pumas UNAM earned their first win of the Clausura 2019 with a 0-2 away win against Querétaro. The result is a sixth-straight loss for the Gallos Blancos, while the universitarios are now unbeaten in two.
The visitors took control of the game early on, enjoying more possession and looking dangerous in attack. Pablo Barrera was particularly active in the offensive third, and his persistence paid off in the 16th minute when his shot from outside the box took a deflection and ended up in the back of the net to give UNAM the 0-1 lead.
Querétaro vs Pumas UNAM – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Querétaro (18th) fell 2-0 to América last weekend to keep them winless and pointless this season. The Gallos Blancos have suffered through five straight losses and have the worst defensive record in the league with 11 goals allowed. They failed to win in midweek as well, where they suffered a 2-3 loss to Zacatepec in the Copa MX, which will not help their confidence at all going into this one.
As for Pumas UNAM (16th), the universitarios drew 1-1 with Monterrey last weekend to keep them winless this season as well – although they also remained unbeaten at home. Pumas did look improved under the direction of new coach Bruno Marioni, though, and they’ll now look for their first win of the season against the league’s basement dwellers. Pumas will also have the advantage of some extra rest as they did not play a midweek game.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended five players and fined a coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 5 games.
Lucas Cavallini of Puebla and Omar Tobio of Toluca were both given one-game suspensions for violent conduct, while Matheus Doria of Santos Laguna was suspended one game for serious foul play.
Cruz Azul and Pumas UNAM had filed petitions of non-conformity regarding the red cards given to Yoshimar Yotún and Luis Quintana, respectively, but neither petition proceeded and both players were given one-game suspensions for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
Monterrey took the lead but couldn’t hold it as 10-man Pumas UNAM fought back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Rayados unbeaten in the Clausura, while the universitarios remain winless – although they are unbeaten at home.
Pumas, under the direction of new coach Bruno Marioni, were looking to get their first victory of the season, and they started the game off well, controlling possession and creating a few chances. But the afternoon took a turn for the worse for the hosts in the 25th minute, when Luis Quintana was sent off for a foul on Rogelio Funes Mori just outside the box.
Pumas UNAM vs Monterrey – 1:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM (16th) fell 1-0 to Pachuca last weekend, a result that cost coach David Patiño his job. He was replaced by Bruno Marioni, who guided the universitarios to a 1-2 win against Atlas in the Copa MX in midweek, and he’ll now look to get Pumas their first league win of the season when they return home to the Estadio Olímpico Universitario for this one. They are unbeaten at home, with a pair of draws, and they’ll look to start turning those draws into something more here, but they’ll be facing a tough opponent.
As for Monterrey (1st), the Rayados beat América 3-2 last weekend to keep them unbeaten this season. Monterrey has two wins in a row and the best goal-scoring record in the league, with 12 goals scored through four matches. They’ll look to add to Pumas’ woes with another win in this one, and they are perfect on the road so far this season. They’ll also have the advantage of some extra rest, as they did not have a midweek game. They will be without the suspended Avilés Hurtado for this one, however.