Pumas UNAM turned a first-half goal into a 0-1 away win against Toluca. The result is a third straight road win for the universitarios, while the Diablos Rojos saw a four-game home winning streak ended and are now winless in two overall.
Both teams came into this game level on points and looking to secure a spot in the playoffs; the victory guarantees Pumas will be in the Liguilla, while Toluca is not yet mathematically safe. The visitors had the first good chance in this one, with Felipe Mora receiving the ball from Carlos González in good position, but he sent his shot over the crossbar.
A late goal gave Pumas UNAM a 0-1 away win against Tijuana. The result is a second straight away win for the universitarios, who are unbeaten in eight overall, while the Xolos have now lost two in a row and are winless in four.
Neither team could make their mark on the game in the first half, which was played out largely in midfield. Tijuana was looking to use their home-field advantage to end their winless streak, but they couldn’t create many notable chances.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 13 games.
Jesús Paganoni of Veracruz was given a one-game suspension for receiving two yellow cards in the same game, while Alan Mozo of Pumas UNAM was suspended one game for yellow-card accumulation after picking up his fifth caution of the season.
Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pumas UNAM came back for a 1-2 away win. The result extends the universitarios’ unbeaten streak to six games, while El Rebaño saw their own three-game unbeaten streak halted.
The game started off at a blistering pace. Almost immediately, Pumas won a free kick, which Pablo Barrera took and nearly caught out Raúl Gudiño with, although the keeper was able to get back and make the save.
Monarcas Morelia and Pumas UNAM played 83 minutes and 25 seconds of goalless soccer before the game was prematurely halted due to a lightning storm.
The remaining 6 minutes and 35 seconds will not be played, with the 0-0 scoreline deemed the final result, in accordance with Article 62 of the Competition Regulations that states when a game is suspended with 7 minutes or less remaining the referee may declare it finalized.
The result keeps the michoacanos winless in five, although it halts their two-game losing streak, while the universitarios saw their two-game winning streak halted but remain unbeaten in four.
Pumas UNAM moved into second place with a comprehensive 4-2 victory against Lobos BUAP. The result is a second straight win for the universitarios, who are unbeaten in three, while the Licántropos have now lost five in a row and are winless in seven.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 6th minute. José Esquivel tried to cut out a cross, but the defender only managed to redirect the ball into the path of Alan Mendoza, who made it 1-0.
León took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pumas UNAM came back for a 1-2 away win in this game that finished 10 vs 10. The result snaps a four-game winless streak for the universitarios, who are now unbeaten in two, while La Fiera saw their two-game winning streak halted.
The game started off at a fast pace, with early chances at both ends, but it was the hosts who took the lead in the 14th minute. José Rodríguez send in a cross for Luis Montes, whose volleyed effort beat Alfredo Saldívar to make it 1-0.
Cruz Azul vs Veracruz – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (1st) drew 1-1 with Santos Laguna last weekend to end a two-game winning streak but keep them unbeaten this season. They suffered their first loss in all competitions in midweek, though, where they fell 1-0 to Atlas in the Copa MX. La Máquina will look to remain unbeaten in league play – and remain in first place – with a victory against a struggling Veracruz side in this one. Cruz Azul has the best defensive record in the league, having conceded just two goals through seven games, and they have yet to allow a single goal at home.
As for Veracruz (15th), the Tiburones Rojos beat Tijuana 1-0 last weekend to end a two-game losing streak. They’ve struggled to score this season though, with just five goals total and just two on the road, which doesn’t bode well for them going up against the league’s best defense. Veracruz’s own defensive record is the worst in the league with 13 goals allowed, but they’ll try hope to surprise what may well be an over-confidant Cruz Azul side here.
Pumas UNAM twice took the lead and twice failed to hold it as 9-man América came back for a 2-2 draw in the Apertura 2018 edition of the Clásico Capitalino. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten at home this season but winless in three overall, while the universitarios remain winless in four.
The night started off perfectly for the visitors, with Pumas taking the lead 19 seconds into the game. Martín Rodríguez found Felipe Mora, whose header beat Agustín Marchesín to make it 0-1 immediately following the kickoff.