Camilo Mayado of Atlético San Luis and Ángelo Sagal of FC Juárez were both given one-game suspensions for serious foul play.
Tigres UANL took a late lead but couldn’t hold it as 10-man Atlético San Luis came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Potosinos winless in two, while the universitarios remain unbeaten in three.
The first chance of the game fell for San Luis, with Matías Catalán getting free on the right and sending a shot just wide of Nahuel Guzmán’s goal. But after that opportunity, possession and chances began to tilt in Tigres’ favor.
Chivas de Guadalajara looked confident in this 3-0 victory against Atlético San Luis. The result keeps El Rebaño unbeaten in three – and perfect at home – while the Potosinos have yet to record a point on the road.
The game started off well for the hosts, who took the lead in the 14th minute. Javier López received the ball just outside the box, turned, and sent his low shot just inside the post to make it 1-0 with his first goal in nearly a calendar year.
Newly-promoted Atlético San Luis earned a surprise 1-0 victory against Monterrey. The result gives the Potosinos their first win of the Apertura, while alarm bells will be ringing in Monterrey after the Rayados suffered a second straight defeat.
San Luis came out attacking as they looked to atone for their home defeat last weekend, but Monterrey was well-organized at the back. The hosts couldn’t find the breakthrough in the run of play, but their fortunes changed when they were awarded a free kick in the 18th minute.
The hosts had their chances; Unai Bilbao came within inches of giving San Luis the lead with his header that crashed against the crossbar, and Ian González had a pair of chances as well, only for Alfredo Saldívar to make the necessary saves.
Atlético San Luis won the Clausura 2019 Ascenso MX title after a 2-1 aggregate victory over Dorados de Sinaloa; the Potosinos also won the Apertura 2018 Ascenso MX title – again against Dorados de Sinaloa – meaning San Luis has earned automatic promotion without the need for a playoff.
San Luis will take the place of the relegated Veracruz for the upcoming 2019-2020 Liga MX season.
San Luis has had a complicated history; the original San Luis Potosí franchise moved after the Clausura 2013 season and became Jaguares de Chiapas; the original Veracruz moved to San Luis and became Atlético San Luis, while La Piedad moved to Veracruz to become the current Tiburones Rojos.
Cafetaleros 2-1 León
Cafetaleros moved into first place in Group 1 with a 2-1 win against León. The visitors looked dangerous when Maxi Cerato and Álvaro Ramos combined, while Cafetaleros created chances of their own on the counter. But despite a number of opportunities at either end, neither team could break the deadlock in the first half.
The breakthrough didn’t come until the 74th minute, when Diego de la Torre sent in a cross for Leonardo Ramos, whose header made it 1-0 for the hosts. In the 82nd minute, Eduardo Pérez made it 2-0 as he won the ball in the box, got around the keeper, and scored. León pulled a goal back in stoppage time through Iván Piris, but La Fiera wasn’t able to go on to find an equalizer.
With the 2-1 win, Cafetaleros reach three points while León still has three.
Toluca 2-2 Mineros de Zacatecas
Both teams had the lead at one time or another, but in the end Toluca and Mineros de Zacatecas had to settle for a 2-2 draw in this Group 4 game. The visitors surprised Toluca by taking the lead in just the 6th minute, when Guillermo Martínez received the ball at the top of the box, cut inside, and made it 0-1 for Mineros. But the Diablos Rojos tied it up before halftime, with Ángel Reyna playing a free kick to Alexis Canelo, whose low shot went through the wall to make it 1-1 in the 31st minute.
Then, in the second half, Toluca took the lead through Luis Quiñones, who found the left-hand corner in the 59th minute. But the hosts relaxed after taking the lead, which allowed Mineros to score a late equalizer. In the 83rd minute, Miguel Velázquez played in Eder Cruz, whose first-time shot made it 2-2.
With the 2-2 draw, Toluca and Mineros both reach one point.
Veracruz booked their spot in the final of the Clausura 2016 Copa MX with a comfortable 3-1 victory over San Luis, which featured the Tiburones Rojos’ captain and veteran defender Leobardo López scoring the first brace of his career.
The game started of perfectly for Veracruz, who took the lead in just the 3rd minute. San Luis goalkeeper Guillermo Iriarte was called for a foul on Daniel Villalva, and Leobardo López slotted the ensuing penalty kick home to make it 1-0 for the Tiburones. Continue reading
Cruz Azul (1) vs San Luis (7)
Veracruz (3) vs Necaxa (4)
The semifinals consist of a single game, held at the home of the higher seed; in the event of a tie after the 90 minutes, the game will go directly to a penalty shootout – no extra time will be played. Continue reading