Querétaro earned their first road win of the season with a 0-1 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten in two – and ends a three-game winless run – while the universitarios have now lost two in a row.
The hosts were without Alejandro Arribas and Luis Quintana, and their defense looked shaky as a result. Goalkeeper Alfredo Saldívar was kept busy, but he couldn’t keep the visitors from taking the lead in the 13th minute, when Camilo Sanvezzo and Marcel Ruiz combined well before Ruiz made it 0-1.
América took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Querétaro came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends a two-game losing streak for the Gallos Blancos but keeps them winless in three overall, while the Águilas saw their three-game winning streak halted but remain unbeaten in four.
Querétaro had the first good chance of the game in the 13th minute when Marcel Ruiz found himself unmarked in the box, but he couldn’t put his header on target and the opportunity went begging.
Cruz Azul vs León – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (2nd) drew 1-1 with Tijuana last weekend to remain unbeaten this season. The draw did bring La Máquina’s perfect run to a halt, however, although they got back to winning ways in midweek with a 2-0 victory against Zacatepec in the Copa MX. Cruz Azul is still perfect at home and they’ll look for another win in this one. They’ve also conceded just one goal this season, and that came while they were playing with just 10 men. They will be without the suspended Pablo Aguilar for this one, though.
As for León (11th), La Fiera beat Querétaro 4-0 last weekend to earn their first win of the season. They followed that up with a 2-1 win against Mineros in the Copa MX in midweek, and they’ll look to keep that good run of form going here against a tough opponent. León has been on a goal-scoring streak as of late and they’ll look to test Cruz Azul’s defensive record in this one.
León earned their first win of the season in style with a 4-0 thumping of Querétaro. The result is a second straight loss for the Gallos Blancos, who remain winless on the road.
León opened the scoring in the 9th minute. The hosts won a corner kick and although Pedro Aquino’s initial effort was saved by Tiago Volpi, the rebound fell for Andrés Mosquera, who made it 1-0 with his volley.
Lobos BUAP vs Atlas – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Lobos BUAP (12th) fell 1-0 to Necaxa last weekend to remain winless on the road this season. The Licantropos’ lone win of the Apertura came at home, and they’ll look for a repeat performance as they return to the Estadio Universitario BUAP for this one. Lobos have one of the better defensive records to date, but they’ve also struggled for goals. They’ll look for their attack to come to life here. Lobos will also have the advantage of being better rested as they did not have a midweek game.
As for Atlas (17th), the Rojinegros fell 0-3 to Pumas UNAM last weekend to keep them winless this season. Atlas also has yet to score a goal in league play, although they did manage a 2-2 draw with Cruz Azul in the Copa MX in midweek. Atlas has had problems at both ends of the field; in addition to the worst attacking record, they’re died for the worst defensive record as well, having conceded six goals to date. Atlas will look to turn things around with an away win – or at least a goal – in this one.
Querétaro took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Monterrey came back for a 2-1 win. The result keeps the Rayados perfect this season, while the Gallos Blancos saw their own unbeaten start to the Apertura ended.
Monterrey came out attacking and Tiago Volpi had to be alert early on to keep José María Basanta from opening the scoring. A corner kick nearly gave the Rayados the breaktrhough, but Luis Romo and Miguel Ángel Samudio were able to clear the ball off the line to keep it 0-0.
Necaxa vs Lobos BUAP – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Necaxa (11th) fell 5-3 to Pumas UNAM last weekend to give them their first loss of the young season. The Rayos will look to get back on track when they return home for this one, and they did earn a 1-0 win against TM Fútbol Club in the Copa MX in midweek. Necaxa’s defense will need to be better, though; last week’s shellacking means the Rayos currently have the worst defensive record in the league.
As for Lobos BUAP (8th), the Licántropos beat Veracruz 2-0 last weekend to give them their first win of the season. Lobos are still winless on the road, though, and they’ll look to change that here. They’ll have the advantage of being better-rested than Necaxa, as Lobos did not have a midweek game. They’ve also scored in both their games to date and they’ll look to give Necaxa’s defense another difficult outing in this one.
Querétaro earned their first win of the season with a 1-0 victory against Pachuca. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten while the Tuzos are still looking for their first point.
The hosts came out attacking and they created their first good chance in just the 4th minute. Miguel Ángel Samudio got free on the left and drove into the box, where he laid the ball off for Camilo Sanvezzo; however, Óscar Murillo was able to block the Brazilian’s shot.
Atlas couldn’t make their home-field advantage count in this one as a missed penalty and a disallowed goal saw them settle for a 0-0 draw with Querétaro.
The game started poorly for the Gallos Blancos, who lost Diego Novaretti to injury just two minutes into the game after he got tangled with Ismael Govea. Querétaro nevertheless tried to keep up the attacking impetus, but bit by bit Atlas took control.
Querétaro earned their first home win of the season with a 2-1 victory against Puebla. The result ends a two-game winless streak for the Gallos Blancos, while the Poblanos have now lost three in a row.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 2nd minute. Alexis Pérez played in Camilo Sanvezzo, who got into a dangerous spot and beat Moisés Muñoz at the near post to make it 1-0 for Querétaro.