Lobos BUAP vs América – 6:00 PM
Lobos BUAP (4th) fell 2-0 to Pumas UNAM to end their unbeaten start to the Apertura 2017. The licántropos are still unbeaten at home, though, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they return to the Estadio Universitario BUAP for this one. Lobos have the best attacking record in the league and they’ll look to show that last weekend’s shutout loss was just an anomaly.
As for América (2nd), the Águilas beat Atlas 0-1 last weekend to give them three wins in a row. They won in midweek as well, with a come-from-behind 2-3 away victory against Potros UAEM in the Copa MX. América is perfect on the road this season and they’ll look to keep that streak alive in their visit to the newly-promoted side. They have one of the best defensive records in the league and they’ll look to shutout Lobos’ high-flying attack here. They will, however, be without the suspended Bruno Valdez.
Celaya 0-1 Monterrey (Group 2)
Monterrey remained unbeaten in the Copa MX with a 0-1 away win against Celaya. The result leaves Celaya winless in this competition. The game started out evenly, with possession shared and few clear chances at either end. In the 36th minute, Ángel Reyna came close to opening the scoring for the hosts, but he was denied by the post.
The pace picked up a bit in the second half, and Monterrey began to look the better side, particularly once Rogelio Funes Mori, Dorlan Pabón, and Carlos Sánchez were subbed on. In the 71st minute, the Rayados took the lead after Funes Mori finished off a rebound from close range to make it 0-1.
With the 0-1 win, Monterrey reaches seven points while Celaya still has one.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended two players and a coach and opened an investigation into another coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 4 games.
The standout suspension goes to Chivas de Guadalajara coach Matías Almeyda, who will miss the next two games. He was given a one-game suspension for constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions and another for not leaving the field and/or tunnel area after being ejected.
Monarcas Morelia took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Querétaro came back for a 2-1 win. The result ends Morelia’s unbeaten start to the season while snapping a two-game winless streak for the Gallos Blancos.
Querétaro started the game off well as they went in search of their first home win. Everaldo Stum in particular looked dangerous in attack, and he had a good chance in the 18th minute; however, Mario Osuna was able to intervene as Stum lined up for a left-footed shot.
Querétaro vs Monarcas Morelia – 6:00 PM – ESPN Deportes
Querétaro (9th) drew 1-1 with Tigres UANL last weekend to remain winless in two. The Gallos Blancos went winless in midweek as well, where they drew 0-0 with Pachuca in the Copa MX. Querétaro will now look to get back to winning ways when they return to La Corregidora; however, their home stadium has not been too kind to them to date. They are still looking for their first home win, point, and goal of the Apertura season.
As for Morelia (12th), the michoacanos drew 1-1 with Santos Laguna last weekend to remain both winless and unbeaten this season. Morelia has drawn all three of their league games to date, and they drew in the Copa MX in midweek as well, 1-1 against Necaxa. Morelia has one of the best defensive records so far, but their attack has been sluggish. They’ll look to rectify that and finally get into the “W” column here.
Veracruz 1-2 León (Group 6)
León remained perfect in the Copa MX with a 1-2 away win against Veracruz. The result leaves the Tiburones Rojos still looking for their first points in the competition. A light rain and a wet field kept the game moving at a rapid pace, but it wasn’t until the half-hour mark that León took the lead. In the 31st minute, Andrés Andrade sent a cross in for Álvaro Ramos, whose header gave the visitors the 0-1 lead.
Veracruz responded on the stroke of halftime through Leandro Díaz, whose shot from the top of the box beat Édgar Hernández to make it 1-1. But La Fiera reclaimed the lead in the second half, with Andrade getting on the scoreboard himself in the 62nd minute, assissted by Maximiliano Cerato, to make it 1-2. Veracruz pushed for a second equalizer, and they came as close as hitting the post, but ultimately León held on to the lead.
With the 1-2 win, León reaches six points while Veracruz still has zero.
Querétaro took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Tigres UANL came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten this season, while the Gallos Blancos are still unbeaten on the road, but are now winless in two overall.
Tigres had the better of possession in the opening minutes, but it was Querétaro who created the first opportunity – and they made it count. In the 9th minute, Tiago Volpi sent the ball upfield for Yerson Candelo, who played in Luis Noriega. He sent his low shot under Nahuel Guzmán to give the visitors the early 0-1 lead.
Lobos BUAP vs Pachuca – 6:00 PM
Lobos BUAP (4th) earned a comprehensive 0-4 away win against Querétaro last weekend to keep the licántropos unbeaten this season. They’ll now look for their first home win when they return to the Estadio Universitario BUAP for this one. Lobos will be without injured goalkeeper Lucero Álvarez, but they’re tied for the most prolific attack in the league to date and they’ll look to keep their streak going here.
As for Pachuca (15th), the Tuzos fell 0-2 to América last weekend to remain winless, pointless, and goalless in league play. They did score – and win – in the Copa MX in midweek, a 0-1 win against Cimarrones. They’ll now look to get off the mark in league play against a surprisingly dangerous newly-promoted team.
Lobos BUAP earned their first victory in the first division in style with a comprehensive 0-4 away win against Querétaro. The win keeps the licántropos unbeaten in the Apertura season, while the Gallos Blancos have now suffered their first loss.
After a few chances at either end, Lobos opened the scoring in the 27th minute as Julian Quiñones headed home his second goal of the season to make it 0-1 for the visitors.
Querétaro vs Lobos BUAP – 6:00 PM
Querétaro (5th) beat América 0-1 in their season opener and they will now look to make it two wins in a row when they return home to La Corregidora. They picked up a midweek in the Copa MX as well, beating Cimarrones 2-0, and the Gallos Blancos will look to keep up the momentum in this one.
As for Lobos BUAP (8th), the licántropos drew 2-2 with Santos Laguna last weekend to earn their first point in the first division. They’ll now look to get their first win, and as the newly promoted side points are at a premium if they want to keep from dropping right back down to Ascenso MX. Lobos showed a lot of promise in their first game and they will look to capitalize on that in their first away game.