Santos came out looking to make their home field advantage count, and they looked dangerous from the beginning, with Brian Lozano hitting the woodwork in the 11th minute. Chivas struggled to make their mark on the game, displaying a lack of creativity in the final third.
América earned a 1-0 victory against Santos Laguna in a game that finished 10 vs 10. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for the Águilas and puts them firmly back into the playoff fight, while the Laguneros have now lost two of their last three and are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.
América came out attacking as they looked to put their home-field advantage to good use, and they found the first chance in the 6th minute. Emanuel Aguilera got his head to a corner kick, but his attempt was deflected off Julio César Furch.
Querétaro players scored three times – and Santos Laguna walked away with a 2-1 victory, thanks to a pair of own goals. The result snaps a six-game winless streak for the Laguneros and keeps them mathematically in playoff contention, while the Gallos Blancos remain winless in three.
The game started off perfectly for Santos Laguna and new head coach Guillermo Almada, as they took the lead just four minutes into the game. Julio César Furch redirected the ball into the unfortunate Víctor Milke, who turned it into his own net to make it 1-0 early on.
All the pressure was on the hosts in this one, who needed an early goal to give them hopes of a comeback attempt. Instead, it was the visitors who struck first, with Enner Valencia making it 0-1 (0-4 aggregate) just 11 minutes into the match as he rounded the keeper and sent the ball into the empty net.
Rafael Baca of Cruz Azul was given a one-game suspension for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity, while Jesús Angulo of Santos Laguna was suspended for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
Alexis Pérez of Querétaro, Alexis Vega of Chivas de Guadalajara, and Luis Felipe Gallegos of Necaxa were all given one-game suspensions for serious foul play.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Santos Laguna and Pachuca played out a 0-0 draw. The result ends a two-game losing streak for the Laguneros but keeps them winless in five, while the Tuzos remain winless on the road this season.
Santos was looking to get back to winning ways under the interim direction of Rubén Duarte, and they started the game off strongly. However, despite a few good chances, they were unable to get past Alfonso Blanco in Pachuca’s goal.
Santos Laguna has announced the departure of head coach Salvador Reyes and physical trainer Luis Canay following the meeting of the Sporting Committee.
Tigres got the scoring going early, with Eduardo Vargas making it 1-0 in just the 8th minute. Hugo Ayala played in Julián Quiñones with a long ball; the Colombian’s original shot was stopped by Jonathan Orozco, but the rebound fell to Vargas, who put it away.
Atlas grabbed a late goal to earn a 1-0 victory against Santos Laguna on Friday night. The result snaps a six-game losing streak for the Rojinegros, while giving the Laguneros back-to-back losses and keeping them winless in four.
The first half started off slowly, with little intensity. Atlas struggled to find clear chances in the final third, while Santos controlled possession but were unable to do much with it until the final few minutes. In the 37th, Brayan Garnica had a chance but Jesús Gómez cleared the ball off the line.
After conceding two goals in the opening ten minutes, Santos Laguna scored four of their own in a 10-minute span late in the second half to earn a comprehensive 4-2 victory against the New York Red Bulls. The result sees Santos advance to the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League semifinals with a 6-2 aggregate win.
With a 0-2 away win from the first leg, the Laguneros were in a fairly comfortable position combing into this one. But the visitors jumped out to a surprise lead and quickly erased the deficit. Omir Fernández made it 0-1 (2-1) in just the 4th minute, before Daniel Royer leveled the aggregate five minutes later.