After beating Costa Rica 3-2 on Friday, Mexico will now take on Chile in another international friendly. Interim coach Ricardo Ferretti used a Liga MX-based lineup in the game against CONCACAF competition Costa Rica, but Tuesday’s game will see El Tri’s European-based players take the field.
Chile fell 3-0 to Peru in their own friendly last Friday, a result that leaves La Roja winless in three. But the last time these two national teams faced off, Chile walked away with a stunning 7-0 victory, a result that Mexico will be anxious to erase from people’s minds with a strong showing in La Corregidora.
Costa Rica twice took the lead and twice failed to hold it as Mexico came back for a 3-2 win in this entertaining international friendly in the Estadio Universitario.
Mexico started off a little shaky, with a back pass nearly escaping Manuel Gibrán Lajud in the 10th minute for an own-goal, although the keeper was able to recover and grab the ball before it crossed the line.
The Apertura 2018 Copa MX is back to its original schedule for the semifinals after a weather-delayed round of sixteen game had a knock-on effect on the quarterfinal schedule.
The competition is all caught up now, however, as Monterrey beat Querétaro 1-0 this week in their rescheduled match, and that result allowed the dates, times, and matchups of the semifinals to be confirmed.
The Mexican national team will take on their Costa Rican counterparts in an international friendly in the Estadio Universitario on Thursday, October 11.
El Tri is still under the interim management of Tigres UANL coach Ricardo Ferretti, while the Ticos have just announced the hiring of Gustavo Matosas as their new coach. Matosas will be watching this friendly from the stands, however, as he will not take charge until after this month’s matches.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players, one coach, and one assistant coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 12 games.
Club América coach Miguel Herrera and Monarcas Morelia assistant coach Esteve Padilla will both be absent from the benches for one game after earning a suspension for constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and for the fifth year, Liga MX’s annual pink-themed campaign for breast cancer awareness is being joined by a blue-themed campaign for prostrate cancer awareness.
As part of the campaign, Voit has introduced a new color scheme for the official match ball, with the orange and red flames of the #BeTheFire ball replaced with shades of pink, and the black text and logos on the ball replaced with blue.
In a game where both teams had the lead at one time or another, Puebla and Lobos BUAP had to settle for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps La Franja unbeaten in two but winless in three, while the Licántropos saw their two-game winning streak halted but remain unbeaten in three.
The Clásico Poblano started off without many clear chances for either side, with the ball staying largely in midfield. But shortly before halftime, Lobos took the lead. Mauro Laínez took the ball into the box and sent a low cross across the face of goal for Leonardo Ramos, who sent it home at the far post to make it 0-1 in the 39th minute.
Toluca took, lost, and regained the lead as they beat Pachuca 2-1. The result gets the Diablos Rojos back to winning ways after last week’s surprise loss – they now have four wins in their last five – while the Tuzos have now lost two of their last three.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, with Toluca taking the lead in just the 3rd minute. Luis Quiñones played in Alexis Vega, who saw his shot saved by Óscar Pérez. But the rebound fell to Alexis Canelo, who sent it into the empty net to make it 1-0 for the Diablos.
Tijuana took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Querétaro came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Xolos winless in two, but unbeaten at home this season, while the Gallos Blancos remain winless in four.
The hosts took the lead early on. In the 12th minute, Miler Bolaños sent a pinpoint cross into the box for Fabián Castillo, whose header beat Tiago Volpi to make it 1-0 for the Xolos.