Toluca remained in first place with their 0-1 victory against Pumas UNAM, while Puebla dropped into last with their 3-2 loss to Chivas de Guadalajara.
In the relegation fight, Veracruz remained in last place in the Tabla de Cociente with their 4-0 loss to León, while relegation rivals Jaguares de Chiapas and Puebla also lost and Monarcas Morelia drew.
In a closer game than they were perhaps expecting, Mexico earned a victory by the minimum difference against Trinidad and Tobago to remain unbeaten in World Cup qualifying. The result keeps Mexico at the top of the table while dropping T&T into last.
The hosts had the better of play in the first half, and in the 32nd minute, T&T thought they had taken the lead. However, Joevin Jones’s would-be goal from a fast break was controversially disallowed after a dubious offside call and the game remained 0-0.
In their first home game of the Hex, Mexico beat Costa Rica 2-0 to move into first place in the standings. The result keeps El Tri unbeaten in this round of qualifying, while the Ticos suffered their first loss.
The game started perfectly for Mexico, with Javier Hernández giving the hosts the lead in just the 7th minute. Chicharito chipped Keylor Navas after receiving a through ball from Carlos Vela to make it 1-0; the goal, his 46th for the national team, ties him with Jared Borgetti as Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer.
Chivas de Guadalajara moved into first place with their 2-0 victory against Toluca, while León remained in last despite their 1-1 draw with América.
There are no unbeaten teams remaining after Santos Laguna suffered their first loss of the season.
In the relegation fight, Monarcas Morelia moved out of last place in the Tabla de Cociente for the first time this season with their 1-0 victory over Veracruz. That result dropped the Tiburones Rojos into last; relegation rivals Puebla and Jaguares de Chiapas both lost as well.