Monterrey got back to winning ways with a 0-1 away win against Pumas UNAM. The result leaves the universitarios with just one victory in their last five, and with two losses in their last three home games.
The visitors started the game off well with Jorge Benítez and Neri Cardozo active in the attack. However, Alfredo Saldívar was there to keep them off the board.
Monterrey remained perfect at home this season with a 2-0 victory against Pachuca. The result keeps the Rayados unbeaten in the Apertura 2017 while the Tuzos saw their road losing streak grow to three games.
The hosts took the lead in the 24th minute. John Stefan Medina played in Dorlan Pabón, who cut the ball back for Rogelio Funes Mori. The Argentinian beat Óscar Pérez to make it 1-0 for the Rayados.
Querétaro scored in stoppage time to snatch a 2-2 draw against Monterrey. The result snaps a three-game losing streak for the Gallos Blancos – but keeps them winless in seven – while the Rayados remain unbeaten this season.
The first half was a hard-fought affair, with two teams battling for control of the game. There were few chances of note, but Querétaro was able to turn their first real chance into the opening goal in the 38th minute. Javier Güémez received the ball from a free kick and stabbed it home to make it 1-0.
Monterrey remained unbeaten this season and perfect at home with a 2-1 victory against Atlas. The result keeps the Rayados top of the table while the Rojinegros are now winless in six.
Monterrey created chances from the beginning as the highest-scoring attack in the league looked to find the breakthrough. Rogelio Funes Mori was particularly active, and in the 7th minute it looked like he would open the scoring as Monterrey earned a penalty kick after a foul in the box by José Madueña.
Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (7th) drew 0-0 with Puebla last weekend to remain unbeaten this season but also winless in three. La Máquina has three times as many draws as wins in the Apertura – six and two, respectively – and they need to start picking up all three points if they want to stay in the top eight. They do have the second-best defensive record in the league, though, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they return home to the Estadio Azul for this one.
As for Santos Laguna (14th), the Laguneros drew 0-0 with Toluca last weekend to remain unbeaten in three but also winless at home this season. Their lone win of the Apertura came on the road, and they’ll look for another one here. They picked up an away win in the Copa MX in midweek, where they beat FC Juárez 0-3.
Monterrey missed a penalty but still did enough to earn their sixth win of the season as they beat Necaxa 1-0. The result keeps the Rayados unbeaten this season and perfect at home, while the Rayos saw their three-game unbeaten streak halted.
Necaxa started the game off strongly, and the visitors came close to opening the scoring in the 4th minute when Carlos González saw his shot from distance crash against the crossbar. The Rayos had several more good chances but they were unable to find the breakthrough.
Lobos BUAP vs Monarcas Morelia – 6:00 PM – Lobos BUAP TV
Lobos BUAP (12th) fell 3-2 to Tigres UANL last time out to extend their winless streak to four games. The licántropos have slipped down the Tabla de Cociente as a result and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they return home for this one. They will be without the suspended Eduardo Tercero, however. Nevertheless, Lobos have one of the best attacking records in the league (averaging two goals a game) and if they can improve defensively they’ll be well-positioned to get a good result.
As for Monarcas Morelia (9th), the michoacanos beat América 2-0 last time out to give them back-to-back victories. Morelia will look to build on that and extend their winning streak to three when they face the vulnerable Lobos in this one. Morelia has had mixed results on the road, though, where they are 1-1-1 this season.
Cruz Azul took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Monterrey came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps both teams unbeaten in the Apertura 2017 season, although it ends a five-game winning streak for the Rayados.
The hosts had the first good chance in the 13th minute. Édgar Méndez got into the box, got around two defenders, and sent his shot towards the upper corner, but Hugo González was able to make the save and send the ball out for a corner kick.
Monterrey remained unbeaten this season and extended their winning streak to five games with a comprehensive 4-1 win against 10-man Toluca. The result ends the Diablos Rojos’ own unbeaten start to the Apertura 2017.
The Rayados started attacking from the opening whistle, but despite a number of good chances it wasn’t until the 40th minute that they were able to take the lead. Efraín Velarde was called for a handball in the box and Dorlan Pabón converted the ensuing penalty kick to make it 1-0.