In a game that finished 10 vs 10, Tigres UANL emerged victorious with a comprehensive 3-0 win against Toluca. The result is a second consecutive win for the universitarios, while the Diablos Rojos are now winless in two and remain winless on the road this season.
It didn’t take Tigres long to open the scoring, with the hosts taking the lead in just the 8th minute. Luis Rodríguez and Enner Valencia combined well in the box before André-Pierre Gignac finished off the play to make it 1-0.
León beat Tigres UANL by the minimum difference to extend their winning streak to five games. The result ends a six-game unbeaten streak for the universitarios.
Tigres dominated possession in the first half, but chances were few and far between for both sides. León’s Elías Hernández had one of the clearer opportunities of the opening stanza, but his shot was deflected wide of goal.
Tigres UANL scored a last-minute penalty kick to earn a 1-0 win against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result is a second straight victory for the universitarios, who remain unbeaten in six, while El Rebaño is now winless in three.
Tigres started the game with a pair of chances in the opening 10 minutes, with Rodolfo Cota saving Jesús Dueñas’s attempt while Eduardo Vargas sent his shot from distance just wide. Chivas responded through Rodolfo Pizarro, who forced a good save out of Nahuel Guzmán to keep it 0-0.
Tigres UANL earned their first road victory of the season with a 0-1 win against Tijuana. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten in five, while snapping the Xolos’ own six-game unbeaten run.
Tigres had the first chance in the 5th minute, but Gibrán Lajud made a good save on André-Pierre Gignac, and as time wore on the hosts began to have the better of the run of play. Tijuana came close at least three times, but Nahuel Guzmán was alert to the danger.
Both teams had the lead at one time or another, but in the end Monarcas Morelia and Tigres UANL had to settle for a share of the spoils as they drew 3-3. The result keeps both teams unbeaten in four, although the tie also ended Morelia’s three-game winning streak.
The hosts started the game off well and in the 17th minute they earned a penalty kick after Jürgen Damm was called for a handball in the box. Raúl Ruidíaz stepped up to take the spot kick, only to see it saved by Nahuel Guzmán. However, the rebound fell to Diego Valdés, whose shot was inadvertently turned into his own net by Jesús Dueñas. The 19th-minute own-goal gave the michoacanos the 1-0 lead.
Monarcas Morelia vs Tigres UANL – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Monarcas Morelia (6th) beat Lobos BUAP 1-3 last weekend to give La Monarquía three wins in a row. They won in the Copa MX in midweek as well with a 2-1 victory against Necaxa. Morelia will look to keep that streak alive when they return to the Estadio Morelos, where they have had mixed results this season – one win, one loss, and two draws.
As for Tigres UANL (5th), the universitarios did not play last weekend as their Jornada 8 game against Atlas was postponed. In their last league match, Tigres beat Lobos BUAP 3-2, a result that kept them unbeaten at home this season and unbeaten in three overall. They did lose in midweek, however, as they fell 1-3 to Zacatepec in the Copa MX.
The Apertura 2017 Jornada 8 game between Atlas and Tigres UANL has been postponed. Originally scheduled for Friday, September 9 at 9 PM local time, the game was postponed due to problems with the jumbo 360° TV screen installed over the center of the field.
The new addition to the Estadio Jalisco does not meet the height requirements, being too close to the field.
Puebla vs Cruz Azul – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Puebla (18th) fell 2-1 to Toluca last time out to send the Poblanos into last place in the table. Puebla has lost their last two and is winless at home this season with two draws and a loss. Also of concern to Puebla is their position in the Tabla de Cociente that controls relegation; another loss here could see them fall as low as 16th. A combination of an anemic offense (four goals scored) and a leaky defense (12 goals allowed) has kept Puebla struggling, and they need to right the ship as soon as possible.
As for Cruz Azul (6th), La Máquina drew 1-1 with Monterrey last time out to remain unbeaten this season. They have just two wins to their name, though, with their other five games all ending in draws. They’ll look to keep their unbeaten streak alive and get back to winning ways when they take on a struggling Puebla side in this one.
Tigres UANL twice took the lead but twice failed to hold it as América came back for a 2-2 draw. The result ends a four-game winning streak for the Águilas but keeps them unbeaten in five while the universitarios remain unbeaten in two.
With three games in a week to contend with, Tuca Ferretti decided to rotate his front line, giving André-Pierre Gignac and Eduardo Vargas a rest and starting Enner Valencia. The Ecuadorian seized his opportunity and scored a brace for the visitors.