León took the lead but ultimately couldn’t hold it as Santos Laguna came from behind for a 3-2 victory in a game featuring three penalties and plenty of VAR controversy. The result gives the Laguneros their first win of the season, while León suffered their first loss of the Clausura 2020.
The visitors started the game off strongly and it didn’t take them long to take the lead. In the 10th minute, Ismael Sosa sent a cross to the far post and Jean Meneses was there to make it 0-1 for León.
Santos Laguna was unable to overcome the first-leg deficit as they drew 1-1 with Monterrey in the second leg of their quarterfinal series, a result that sees the Rayados advance with a 6-3 aggregate victory.
The superlíder had a tough task ahead of them after falling 5-2 in Thursday’s first leg, but Santos was the highest-scoring team in the Apertura regular season and was unbeaten in their nine home games, so there was a bit of hope for the Guerreros. They came out looking for an early goal to shake things up, and they were able to reduce the aggregate deficit when Brian Lozano scored from outside the box in the 17th minute to make it 1-0 (3-5).
Monterrey took a commanding lead in their quarterfinal series with a 5-2 victory against the superlíder, Santos Laguna.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead just 1 minute 26 seconds after kickoff. Dorlan Pabón put the Rayados in front with a shot from outside the box into the upper corner, putting Santos Laguna in an immediate hole.
In a game where both teams had the lead at one time or another, Toluca and Santos Laguna ultimately had to settle for a 2-2 draw. With the Laguneros already having locked up first place in the table, and with the Diablos Rojos long since out of playoff contention, there wasn’t much for either side to play for in this one.
Nevertheless, the game started off at a good pace and the visitors soon took the lead. In the 9th minute, Santos won a free kick just outside the box, and Diego Valdés sent it curving past Alfredo Talavera to make it 0-1 for the Laguneros.
Santos Laguna reclaimed first place in the table with a 1-0 victory against Querétaro. The result keeps the Guerreros unbeaten at home this season and unbeaten in three overall, while the Gallos Blancos saw their three-game winning streak halted.
With the two teams knowing the winner would jump over Necaxa – who has a bye this week – into first place, the game started at a good rhythm, with free-flowing play and chances at both ends. Querétaro had the first chance in just the 2nd minute, but Jesús Escoboza’s shot to the far post went just wide.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended two players and one assistant coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 15 games.
The standout suspension goes to Dario Lezcano of FC Juárez, who was given a two-game suspension for insulting the match officials.
Santos Laguna assistant coach Darwin Ariel Quintana was also suspended for a run-in with officials, with his one-game suspension the result of entering the field of play to confront one of the match officials.
Finally, Ismael Sosa of León was given a one-game suspension for serious foul play.
Monarcas Morelia twice took the lead and twice failed to hold it as Santos Laguna came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps both the michoacanos and the Guerreros unbeaten in two.
Heavy rain made for difficult playing conditions, with puddles of standing water forming on the field of the Estadio Morelos. Nevertheless, the game started at a good pace and both teams had some good attacking forays in the early going.
Santos Laguna returned to the top of the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s results – with a comfortable 4-1 victory against Tijuana. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the Guerreros, while the Xolos are now winless in two.
It took half an hour to find the breakthrough, but that opened the floodgates. In the 33rd minute, Diego Valdés got into the box and played the ball to Brian Lozano, whose diving header was saved by Manuel Gibrán Lajud – but the rebound fell to Valdés, who put it away to make it 1-0.
Tigres UANL made short work of Santos Laguna with an impressive 4-0 victory. The result is a second straight win for the universitarios, while the Laguneros have now lost two in a row.
Tigres were looking to build on last weekend’s rivalry win and get back to winning ways at home, while Santos wanted to reclaim first place in the table after Necaxa’s victory last night. It was the hosts who started off stronger, and it didn’t take long for Tigres to take the lead.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players and one coach and fined a team in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 12 games.
The standout suspension goes to Antonio Briseño of Chivas de Guadalajara, who will miss the next four matches. Briseño was given a two-game suspension for serious foul play, with an additional two games added on, per Article 74 of the Regulations for Sanctions, due to the severity of the foul and the injury to Giovani dos Santos that resulted from it.