The hosts had their chances; Unai Bilbao came within inches of giving San Luis the lead with his header that crashed against the crossbar, and Ian González had a pair of chances as well, only for Alfredo Saldívar to make the necessary saves.
Pumas UNAM took a two-goal lead but failed to hold it as Toluca came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the universitarios winless in two while the Diablos Rojos are unbeaten in four, but the draw wasn’t enough to keep them in playoff contention; they are now unable to qualify for the Liguilla.
Pumas was already eliminated from playoff contention going into this one, while Toluca needed a win to stay in the fight. Despite that, it was the hosts who started the game off stronger. Just seconds after the opening whistle, Brian Figueroa had the ball in the back of the net; however, the would-be goal was disallowed for a questionable offside call.
Necaxa assistant coach Carlos Antonio Gutiérrez was given a one-game suspension for constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions, while the Rayos will also be without Ventura Alvarado for the next match after he was suspended one game for serious foul play.
Cruz Azul dispatched 10-man Pumas UNAM 2-1 to solidify their place in the playoff standings. The result keeps La Máquina unbeaten in eight, while the universitarios have now lost two of their last three and are eliminated from playoff contention.
Cruz Azul had the better of the early opportunities, but they struggled to convert them. Orbelín Pineda in particular had two clear chances that he was unable to finish off as the score remained stubbornly 0-0. Then, the visitors thought they had taken the lead when Carlos González beat Jesús Corona, but VAR review disallowed the goal for offside.
A late goal gave Pumas UNAM a 1-0 victory against Tijuana. The result gives the universitarios two wins in their last three and keeps them unbeaten at home in three, while the Xolos have now lost three straight on the road.
Pumas started the game off better, and they controlled possession; however, they weren’t able to do much to test young goalkeeper Carlos Higuera, who was making his league debut for Tijuana. Of course, the visitors didn’t do much to test Alfredo Saldívar at the other end, either, and the game remained goalless at halftime.
Tigres dominated proceedings from the beginning, although Pumas found a few good chances largely against the run of play. Kevin Escamilla had a long-distance attempt in the 6th minute, while Martín Rodríguez had a golden opportunity go begging in the 20th minute.
Chivas de Guadalajara scored for the first time in three matches, but couldn’t do enough to earn any points as Pumas UNAM picked up a 2-1 victory. The result snaps a four-game winless streak for the universitarios, while El Rebaño has now lost two in a row and remains winless in five.
The game started off slowly, with a lot of passes but no incisive ones. Chances were few and far between, but Pumas made one count in the 26th minute, as Carlos González made it 1-0 for the hosts as he stabbed home a cross from Víctor Malcorra.
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.
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.