Puebla took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Santos Laguna came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Poblanos winless this season, although they’re unbeaten at home, while the Laguneros are now unbeaten in two.
The game started off at a good pace, with early chances at both ends. Javier Correa had a pair of good opportunities for the visitors, coming as close as hitting the post, but it was the hosts who opened the scoring.
Monarcas Morelia vs Veracruz – 10:00 PM
Monarcas Morelia (16th) fell 1-0 to Santos Laguna last weekend to keep the michoacanos winless this season. They’ll look to rectify that when they return home to the Estadio Morelos for this one, but they had a distinctly mixed home record last season, going 3-2-3 and also managing just nine goals in those eight matches. But Morelia will be facing a vulnerable opponent in this one, and they’ll also have the advantage of not having played a midweek game. The pressure will be on for La Monarquia to get a win in this one.
As for Veracruz (14th), the Tiburones Rojos fell 0-1 to Lobos BUAP last weekend to keep them winless in the Clausura. That loss also dealt a serious blow to Veracruz’s hopes of avoiding relegation, and they’ll be desperate to start winning. To do that, they’ll also need to start scoring; the Tiburones have yet to manage a goal in league play. They failed to score in midweek as well, where they suffered a 2-0 loss to Mineros in the Copa MX.
Santos Laguna wrapped up the second week of the Clausura 2019 season with a 1-0 victory against Monarcas Morelia. The result gives the Laguneros their first win, while the michoacanos have now lost two in a row.
The hosts started the game off with more possession, but Morelia was well-organized defensively and Santos couldn’t break them down, despite some early opportunities from Eduar Preciado and Emanuel Loeschbor.
Toluca vs Puebla – 1:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Toluca (2nd) came from behind to earn a 1-3 victory against Monarcas Morelia last weekend, and they’ll be looking to make it two wins in a row when they return home to the Estadio Nemesio Diez for this one. The Diablos Rojos will be encouraged by their response to falling behind last weekend and they’ll also have the advantage of some extra rest for this one as they did not have a midweek game.
As for Puebla (9th), the Poblanos drew 1-1 with Cruz Azul last weekend. They’ll now look for their first win when they go on the road in this one. Puebla was on the road in midweek as well, where they fell 3-2 to TM Fútbol Club in the Copa MX. They’ll look to put that behind them here, but Toluca is a hard team to beat at home. Nevertheless, Puebla will want to get that first win under their belt sooner rather than later. Although they’re not realistically involved in the relegation fight this season, despite their penultimate position in the Tabla de Cociente, they’ll want to strengthen their position for next year by earning as many points as possible this season.
Lobos BUAP is the only realistic rival Veracruz has in the relegation fight, and the Licántropos earned an important three points in that battle with a 2-0 victory against Santos Laguna in their Clausura 2019 opener.
The game didn’t start off well for the hosts, though; Santos Laguna dominated the early stages and had several clear chances in the opening 15 minutes. The first came when Brian Lozano tried to chip the keeper and the second when Eduar Preciado had a shot from a tight angle that forced Toño Rodríguez to give up a rebound that Julio César Furch also failed to put away.
Santos Laguna took the lead but couldn’t hold it as América came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Laguneros unbeaten at home this season but winless in two overall, while the Águilas are winless in three but unbeaten in 10.
The visitors had the first good chance of the game in the 9th minute, when Guido Rodríguez got past Osvaldo Martínez and tried his luck from distance, but Jonathan Orozco made the save. Santos responded with a chance from Eduar Preciado that Agustín Marchesin saved; Julio César Furch tried to finish off the rebound with a diving header, but his attempt went wide.
Santos Laguna moved into first place in the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s results – with a 1-0 win against Monterrey. The result keeps the Laguneros unbeaten at home this season, while the Rayados saw their road winless streak grow to four games.
The game started off at a high intensity, with both teams going on the attack. Monterrey looked for space using the speed of Avilés Hurtado and Dorlán Pabón, while Jonathan Rodríguez was an outlet for Santos.
Santos Laguna moved into first place in the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s games – with a 3-1 win against Atlas. The result is a second straight win for the Laguneros, who are unbeaten in four, while the Rojinegros were unable to build on last week’s result as they suffered their ninth loss of the season.
The hosts came out attacking and they took the lead in the 17th minute. Julio César Furch laid the ball off for Jonathan González, who took it into the box before sliding it back to an unmarked Furch, who made it 1-0.
Santos Laguna ended Necaxa’s home unbeaten streak with a 0-1 away win. The result is a second straight loss for the Rayos, while the Laguneros remain unbeaten in three.
Necaxa came out looking to defend their good home record, while Santos knew they had the opportunity to move into second place with a win. After trading chances, the visitors took the lead in the 22nd minute.
Santos Laguna took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Veracruz came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Laguneros unbeaten in two and unbeaten at home this season, while the Tiburones Rojos ended a two-game winless streak but remain winless in three.
The game was a back-and-forth affair, with chances at either end. Veracruz had an early opportunity through Cristian Menéndez, who looked to shot past an onrushing Jonathan Orozco but ended up sending his shot into the keeper.