The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players and a coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 7 games.
Víctor Milke of Querétaro was given a one-game suspension for serious foul play, while Edson García of Veracruz was suspended one game for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
Antonio Ríos of Toluca was suspended for receiving two yellow cards in the same game, while coach Hernán Cristante was given a one-game suspension for using offensive and/or obscene language and/or gestures.
Lobos BUAP got back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory against 10-man Querétaro. The result snaps a four-game winless streak for the Licántropos, while the Gallos Blancos suffered their seventh straight loss as they remain the only team not to register a single point in the Clausura 2019.
The game started off well for the visitors before going rather precipitously downhill. Querétaro took the lead in the 10th minute when Ayron del Valle’s shot from outside the box beat Toño Rodríguez to make it 0-1.
Pumas UNAM vs América – 1:00 PM – Univision / Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM (15th) beat Querétaro 0-2 last weekend to give them a long-awaited first victory of the Clausura. The universitarios will now look for their first home win when they return to the Estadio Olímpico Universitario for this rivalry match. Pumas is unbeaten at home, with a string of draws, but they’ll be looking for more in this Clásico Capitalino – especially since they’re facing the team who bounced them out of the playoffs last season with a humiliating 6-1 loss.
As for América (8th), the Águilas fell 0-3 to León last weekend to send them into this rivalry match on the back of a loss. América has alternated wins and losses over the past four weeks, and they’ll hope that pattern means they’ll be due a victory in the Clásico. They’ve been a strong attacking team, scoring two or more goals in every match until last weekend’s, and they’ll look for another goal-filled performance in this one.
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.
América got back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory against Querétaro. The result keeps the Águilas perfect at home this season, while the Gallos Blancos are still searching for their first point of the Clausura after losing their fifth straight game.
América came out attacking and found their first chance in just the 2nd minute, when Roger Martínez’s header forced a save out of Nicolás Navarro. Soon afterward, they had another chance through Guido Rodríguez, but once again the keeper intervened.
América vs Querétaro – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
América (8th) fell 3-2 to Monterrey last weekend in a wild game that saw the Águilas lose their perfect record. They also picked up a pair of red cards in that game, and they’ll be without the suspended Jorge Sánchez and Emanuel Aguilera for this one as a result. América has one of the best attacking records in the league, though, with at least two goals scored in all of their league games to date, and they’ll look to take advantage of a vulnerable opponent to get back to winning ways here. They couldn’t win – or score – in midweek, though, where they fell 2-0 to San Luis in the Copa MX.
As for Querétaro (18th), the Gallos Blancos fell 0-4 to León last weekend to keep them winless and pointless in the Clausura 2019. Querétaro has suffered through four straight defeats while conceding a league-high 11 goals; they’ve managed just two of their own. The Gallos need to get it together ASAP if they want to avoid a historically bad season, but the Azteca is an intimidating place to be looking for their first win. Querétaro will be better-rested for this game, though, as they did not have a midweek match.
León earned their first win of the Clausura 2019 in style with a 0-4 thrashing of Querétaro. The result keeps La Fiera unbeaten on the road this season, while the Gallos Blancos remain winless after suffering their fourth straight loss.
The game started off perfectly for the visitors, who took the lead in just the 2nd minute. A series of quick passes in the attacking third ended with Ángel Mena sending a cross to the far post, where Pedro Aquino jumped highest to head it home. 0-1 for León.
Toluca vs Tigres UANL – 1:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Toluca (4th) fell 1-0 to Chivas de Guadalajara last weekend to end their perfect start to the season. The Diablos Rojos will look to get back to winning ways when they return home to the Estadio Nemesio Diez for this one, a stadium where they are traditionally hard to beat. They’ll be without their suspended assistant coach, though, and head coach Hernán Cristante is also being looked at by the Disciplinary Committee; whether that has any effect on Toluca on the field remains to be seen.
As for Tigres UANL (7th), the universitarios fell 0-1 to Cruz Azul last weekend to end their unbeaten start to the season. Tigres are still unbeaten on the road, though, where they’ve earned a win and a draw so far this Clausura. Tigres have a good goal-scoring record on the road as well, where they’ve netted five goals in two games. They’ll look to keep that streak alive in this one.
Querétaro took the lead but couldn’t hold it as 10-man Monterrey came back for a 1-2 away win. The result is a third straight loss for the Gallos Blancos, while the Rayados remain unbeaten this season.
Querétaro was looking to get their Clausura 2019 season on track after a pair of losses to open the season, and they started this game with some good chances. Camilo Sanvezzo and Ake Loba were dangerous up top and they came as close as hitting the post in the 12th minute.