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Disciplinary Report: Apertura 2019 Quarterfinal Second Legs

Banner image of a red card and yellow card with the caption DISCIPLINARY REPORTThe Disciplinary Committee has suspended one player following the second legs of the Apertura 2019 quarterfinals.

The lone sanction was given to Luis Romo of Querétaro, who was suspended one game for serious foul play. Since the Gallos Blancos were eliminated from the playoffs, Romo will serve his suspension during the first game of the Clausura 2020 season.

Tigres UANL vs América – Quarterfinal Second Leg Recap & Highlights

América was the only quarterfinalist to overturn a first-leg deficit and advance as they beat Tigres UANL 2-4 on the night and 4-5 on aggregate to move on to the semifinals.

Tigres seemed to have the upper hand going into this one: a 2-1 aggregate lead, two away goals, and their positioning as the higher seed if it came down to that tiebreaker. But América came out attacking and before long they had the series turned on its head.

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Querétaro vs Necaxa – Quarterfinal Second Leg Recap & Highlights

Querétaro mounted a valiant comeback attempt but a red card allowed Necaxa to retake control, with the Rayos earning a 2-3 win on the night and booking their spot in the semifinals with a 6-2 aggregate victory.

The Gallos Blancos needed to win at least 3-0 in order to overturn the first leg deficit, and they ame out attacking as they looked to do exactly that. It took just four minutes for Querétaro to get on the board, as Marcel Ruiz headed home a cross from Ayron del Valle to make it 1-0 (1-3) early on.

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León vs Monarcas Morelia – Quarterfinal Second Leg Recap & Highlights

León took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Monarcas Morelia came back to earn a 1-2 win in the second leg of this quarterfinal series. That result puts La Monarquía through to the semifinals with a 5-4 aggregate victory.

The 3-3 draw from the first leg made this game a winner-takes-all affair, but the onus to score was all on Morelia since the tiebreakers meant all León needed to advance was a 0-0 draw. Both teams came out attacking, though, and Rodolfo Cota and Sebastián Sosa were both kept busy in their respective goals.

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Disciplinary Report: Apertura 2019 Quarterfinal First Legs

Banner image of a red card and yellow card with the caption DISCIPLINARY REPORTThe Disciplinary Committee has suspended one player and upheld a red card appeal following the first legs of the Liguilla quarterfinals.

Gabriel Achilier of Monarcas Morelia will miss the second leg of the quarterfinals after receiving a one-game suspension for receiving two yellow cards in the same match.

Morelia’s quarterfinal opponent, León, will have their full squad at their disposal, however, as La Fiera successfully filed a petition of nonconformity regarding the red card given to Yairo Moreno.

Apertura 2019 Quarterfinals – Second Legs: Where to Watch

Liga MX logoThe Apertura 2019 playoffs continue this weekend with the second legs of the quarterfinals.

The quarterfinals are two-legged, aggregate-goal series; away goals are tiebreakers. If both the aggregate and the away goals are tied at the end of the second leg, the higher seed will advance.

The first leg results were:

Monarcas Morelia 3-3 León
Necaxa 3-0 Querétaro
Monterrey 5-2 Santos Laguna
América 1-2 Tigres UANL

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América vs Tigres UANL – Quarterfinal First Leg Recap & Highlights

América took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Tigres UANL came back for a 1-2 away win in the first leg of their quarterfinal series.

América seemed a little disjointed at the start; although they had more possession, they were unable to do much with it. Guido Rodríguez and Richard Sánchez seemed out of sync in midfield, which led to difficulty linking up with the attack.

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Monterrey vs Santos Laguna – Quarterfinal First Leg Recap & Highlights

Monterrey took a commanding lead in their quarterfinal series with a 5-2 victory against the superlíder, Santos Laguna.

The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead just 1 minute 26 seconds after kickoff. Dorlan Pabón put the Rayados in front with a shot from outside the box into the upper corner, putting Santos Laguna in an immediate hole.

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Necaxa vs Querétaro – Quarterfinal First Leg Recap & Highlights

Necaxa took a commanding lead in the first leg of this quarterfinal series with a 3-0 victory against Querétaro.

The game started off a little slowly, with a good deal of play taking place in midfield. Neither team was able to take firm control, and while they both created a few chances, none of them were particularly dangerous.

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Monarcas Morelia vs León – Quarterfinal First Leg Recap & Highlights

In the first leg of their Apertura 2019 quarterfinal series, León took the lead three times but ultimately couldn’t hold it as Monarcas Morelia scored deep into stoppage time to tie the game 3-3.

The game was full of controversy from start to finish. In just the 4th minute, referee José Antonio Peñaloza turned to VAR after José Juan Macías was brought down in the box, ultimately awarding León a penalty kick. Macías stepped up to take the penalty himself, and he converted it to give the visitors the 0-1 lead in the 7th minute.

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