Santos Laguna took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Veracruz came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Laguneros unbeaten in two and unbeaten at home this season, while the Tiburones Rojos ended a two-game winless streak but remain winless in three.
The game was a back-and-forth affair, with chances at either end. Veracruz had an early opportunity through Cristian Menéndez, who looked to shot past an onrushing Jonathan Orozco but ended up sending his shot into the keeper.
Veracruz erased a two-goal deficit only to concede a late penalty as they fell 2-3 to Toluca. The result gives the Diablos Rojos back-to-back wins while the Tiburones Rojos have now lost two in a row.
The visitors quickly took control of the game, and in the 13th minute they took the lead. Rubens Sambueza played in Luis Quiñones, whose low shot to the far post beat Pedro Gallese to make it 0-1 for Toluca.
Cruz Azul kept their unbeaten season going with a comprehensive 4-1 victory against Veracruz. The result keeps La Máquina perfect at home in the Apertura 2018, while the Tiburones Rojos have now lost three of their last four.
Cruz Azul had the better of the early chances, with Milton Caraglio in particular keeping Veracruz’s defense on their toes. Elías Hernández also had a dangerous opportunity with his volleyed attempt in the 17th minute, but his shot was ultimately off target.
In a game delayed by a second-half power outage, Veracruz earned their first home win of the season with a 1-0 victory against Tijuana. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the Tiburones Rojos, while the Xolos are now winless in six.
The night started off well for the hosts, with the Tiburones taking the lead in just the 8th minute. Bryan Carrasco sent a long ball into the box for Diego Chávez, whose header made it 1-0 for Veracruz early on.
Following the resignation of head coach Guillermo Vázquez on Monday, Liga MX has announced they have requested an audit of Veracruz’s finances.
Vázquez claimed “double contracts” – a situation where a player or coach signs one official contract with the soccer federation and a second, private contract directly with the club – were the reason for his resignation, as he said Veracruz owed him money due to his “abnormal” contract situation.
Chivas de Guadalajara earned their first victory of the Apertura 2018 season with a 0-2 away win against 10-man Veracruz. The result ends a two-game unbeaten streak for the Tiburones Rojos and keeps them winless at home this season.
The game started off slightly in Veracruz’s favor, but the hosts couldn’t keep possession and before long it was Chivas looking the better side. It took El Rebaño just 11 minutes to take the lead, with Eduardo López’s right-footed shot taking a deflection to beat Pedro Gallese and make it 0-1.
Puebla took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Veracruz came back for a 1-2 away win. The result gives the Tiburones Rojos their first victory of the Apertura, while the Poblanos have now lost two in a row.
Both teams went into this one looking for points – and looking to deny those points to a relegation rival. The game started off cagey, with neither team wanting to give the other an opportunity. Puebla found a dangerous chance early on via a free kick, however, with Christian Tabó hitting the crossbar.
Monarcas Morelia twice took the lead and twice failed to hold it as Veracruz came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Tiburones Rojos winless this season but does give them their first point, while Morelia remains unbeaten in two.
The michoacanos started the game off well and they took the lead in just the 7th minute. Ray Sandoval got free at the top of the box and sent his shot from outside the area unerringly into the net to make it 0-1.
Veracruz vs Monarcas Morelia – 8:00 PM – ESPN Deportes / Univision Deportes
Veracruz (18th) fell 2-0 to Lobos BUAP last weekend to keep them winless this season – and drop them into last place in the relegation standings. The Tiburones Rojos suffered a setback in midweek as well, where they lost 3-0 to América in the Copa MX. All in all, Veracruz has yet to gain a point in either league or cup after four games total. They also have yet to score in league play, where they’ve suffered back-to-back shutouts. Veracruz is at home for this one and they’ll look to right the ship in front of their own fans.
As for Monarcas Morelia (9th), the michoacanos beat Santos Laguna 3-1 last weekend to give them their first win of the Apertura. They followed that up with a 3-2 loss to Chivas de Guadalajara in the Copa MX in midweek, though. They’re also on the road for this one, where they have yet to win (or score) in league play this season. However, Veracruz has been struggling and Morelia will look to take advantage of their host’s weaknesses here.