Atlas climbed into the playoff places – pending the rest of this weekend’s results – with a 2-0 victory against Querétaro. The result ends the Rojinegros’ three-game winless streak, while the Gallos Blancos have now lost two in a row and are winless in four.
Atlas started the game off better and got forward into the attack, although shots by Osvaldo Martínez and Jairo Torres were more hopeful than dangerous. It ended up being an own-goal that gave the hosts the lead, with the unfortunate Alexis Pérez trying to clear a cross and instead sending it into his own net to make it 1-0 for Atlas.
Necaxa claimed first place in the table – pending the rest of this week’s results – with a 1-2 away win against Querétaro. The result gives the Rayos three wins in their last four as they bounced back from a loss over the weekend, while the Gallos Blancos are now winless in three.
The hosts started the game off well, although they had made several changes to their starting lineup due to the schedule congestion giving them three games in seven days. Those changes didn’t seem to faze them, though, and they had the ball in the back of the net twice – only for both would-be goals to be disallowed.
Querétaro took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they played out a 2-2 draw with América. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten at home but winless in five overall, while the Gallos Blancos remain unbeaten in three.
Querétaro, with the best road record so far in the Apertura, came out attacking as they demonstrated why they’re such a dangerous visiting team. Fabián Castillo and Ake Loba had several early chances to give the Gallos the lead, but it took half an hour for the breakthrough to come.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended one player, one physical trainer, and fined a club in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 6 games.
Camilo Sanvezzo of Tijuana was given a one-game suspension for serious foul play, while the Xolos’ trainer Fabián Alejandro Bazán was suspended one game for entering the field of play to confront a member of the referee crew.
Querétaro was fined after a fan struck León player Jorge Díaz during a goal celebration in La Corregidora; the club was also given an official warning regarding a stadium ban. The “Aviso de Veto” means that another incident will result in an automatic one-game ban of La Corregidora, which would force them to either play in another stadium or to play behind closed doors, with no fans admitted.
León earned a comprehensive 0-4 away win against a Querétaro side that missed a PK when the game was still goalless. The result gives La Fiera two wins in a row, while the Gallos Blancos saw their unbeaten start to the Apertura brought to a decisive halt.
Querétaro started the game off strongly, with several attacking forays. In the 22nd minute, it looked like their pressure would pay off when Andrés Mosquera brought down Enrique Triverio in the box. The referee pointed to the penalty spot – and also showed Mosquera a red.
10-man Pachuca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as a stoppage-time goal gave Querétaro the come-from-behind 2-1 win. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten in the Apertura and lifts them to the top of the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s results – while the Tuzos remain winless.
The visitors started the game off strongly and they put Gil Alcalá to work early on, most notably in the 12th minute, when the keeper made a great point-blank save on Franco Jara to keep the game level. But the complexion of the game changed in the 16th minute when Pachuca went down to 10 men.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended 5 players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 3 games – although one of those suspensions has been appealed.
Cruz Azul’s Jonathan Rodríguez, Querétaro’s George Corral, and Puebla’s Lucas Cavallini were all given one-game suspensions for serious foul play.
Puebla filed a petition of non-conformity regarding Cavallini’s red card, which the Disciplinary Committee overturned. However, Puebla appealed the Committee’s decision and the Appeals Commission is now meeting to make a determination.