Forty-five days after Monterrey and Santos Laguna played the first twelve minutes of their Jornada 11 game – which was then postponed due to weather – the Rayados and Laguneros finished the match, which ultimately ended up 1-1.
The first good chance came for Santos in the 17th minute, when Djaniny nodded on a clearance from Jonathan Orozco, which set up Jonathan Rodríguez to get into the box and shoot, but his attempt went high.
Santos Laguna twice took the lead and twice lost it as Pumas UNAM came back for a 2-2 draw. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the universitarios but leaves them winless in three, while the Laguneros remain unbeaten in four.
Neither team could create many chances of note in the first half, which was disjointed and finished 0-0. It wasn’t until the 54th minute that Santos used a set piece to take the lead.
Santos Laguna took the lead in this Copa MX quarterfinal, but they were quickly overwhelmed by Monterrey, with the Rayados coming back for an emphatic 4-1 win.
The visitors started the game off well and they took the lead in the 12th minute. Juan Carrizo made the initial save, but the goalkeeper’s parry fell for Jonathan Rodríguez, who ran on to the loose ball and made it 0-1 for the Laguneros.
Pachuca took a 0-2 lead but couldn’t hold it as Santos Laguna fought back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Guerreros unbeaten in three, but ends their two-game winning streak, while the Tuzos are likewise unbeaten in three.
The visitors started the game off strongly and in the 7th minute Franco Jara hit the post as Pachuca came close to opening the scoring. However, it wasn’t until the 31st minute that the Tuzos were able to take the lead.
The Apertura 2017 Copa MX Round of Sixteen wrapped up this Wednesday with the remaining four games. Three of them were decided in regulation, while one went to penalties, as Santos Laguna, Pachuca, Monterrey, and Chivas de Guadalajara advanced to the quarterfinals.
Santos Laguna 2-0 Necaxa
Two late goals gave Santos Laguna a 2-0 victory against Necaxa. The first half was dominated by Santos, but they couldn’t make their chances count (although Carlos Izquierdoz came as close as hitting the crossbar).
Santos Laguna made it two wins in a row with a 1-2 away victory against Querétaro. The result is a second consecutive loss for the Gallos Blancos, who remain winless in 10 games overall.
The first half was high-intensity, and both goalkeepers were kept busy. The hosts had their first good chance through Camilo Sanvezzo, but Jonathan Orozco was there to make the save on the Brazilian’s header.
Atlas beat Santos Laguna by the minimum difference in the last game of match week 13. The result leaves the Laguneros winless at home this season and winless in four overall, while the Rojinegros extended their winning streak to three games.
Santos was looking to get their season on track and they created chances from the beginning. But despite having several point-blank opportunities, they couldn’t find the breakthrough as Óscar Ustari made the necessary saves.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Santos Laguna and Puebla played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Laguneros winless at home this season – and winless in three overall – while the Poblanos remain winless in six.
Puebla started the game off well and they had the first chance in the 4th minute, when Lucas Cavallini’s shot from inside the box was saved by Carlos Acevedo. Two minutes later, Brayan Angulo and Cavallini combined before Acevedo made another save to keep the game goalless.