Neither team could end their season on a high note as Puebla and Tijuana closed out their participation in the Apertura 2018 with a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Poblanos winless in three, while the Xolos finish winless in six, but at least ended a four-game losing streak.
Puebla started the game off more aggressively as they looked for a final victory in front of their home fans, but they couldn’t create any truly dangerous opportunities. As the game wore on, the pace slowed down, and neither goalkeeper had much to do in the first half.
Monarcas Morelia scored late to earn a 2-3 away win against Tijuana. The result extends the Xolos’ losing streak to four games and keeps them winless in six, while the Michoacanos earned their third straight road win to move into the playoff places with just one game remaining in the regular season.
The game was bogged down in midfield at the start, with neither team able to put their stamp on the game. But then the game tilted in Morelia’s favor. Carlos Ferreria had a pair of chances, with Gibrán Lajud stopping his first attempt and then Julián Velázquez deflecting his follow up.
A late goal gave Pumas UNAM a 0-1 away win against Tijuana. The result is a second straight away win for the universitarios, who are unbeaten in eight overall, while the Xolos have now lost two in a row and are winless in four.
Neither team could make their mark on the game in the first half, which was played out largely in midfield. Tijuana was looking to use their home-field advantage to end their winless streak, but they couldn’t create many notable chances.
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.
After 84 minutes and 34 seconds, the game between Monterrey and Tijuana was halted due to the weather and field conditions, with Monterrey’s 3-0 lead being declared the final score. The result snaps a four-game winless streak for the Rayados, while the Xolos saw their three-game winning streak halted.
Tijuana started the game off well as they controlled the ball, but it was Monterrey who took an early lead in the rain as Rogelio Funes Mori sent his low shot in off the post to make it 1-0 in the 10th minute.
Tijuana remained unbeaten at home this season as they earned a 1-0 win against 9-man Pachuca. The result is a third straight victory for the Xolos, while the Tuzos saw their six-game unbeaten streak brought to a halt.
The game started at a fast pace, with the first chance coming within the first minute as Ángelo Sagal hit the post for Pachuca. Then, at the other end, Tijuana had a corner kick and Erick Torres beat Alfonso Blanco with his header, only for Emmanuel García to make the goal-line clearance.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended four players and upheld one red card appeal and overturned another in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 9 games.
Atlas filed a petition of nonconformity regarding the red card given to Lorenzo Reyes, which was upheld, clearing Reyes to play in the Rojinegros’ next game. Veracruz’s petition, regarding the card given to Luiz Caicedo, was overturned, and he will be suspended for the Tiburones Rojos’ next match.
A late goal gave Tijuana the 1-0 victory against Necaxa on Friday night. The result snaps a six-game winless streak for the Xolos, while the Rayos remain winless in five.
Both teams came out attacking, with chances at either end early on. But the better of the chances fell to the hosts. In the 22nd minute, Fabián Castillo’s shot was saved by Hugo González, but the rebound fell to Erick Torres, only for González to react and make a second save in quick succession.
Monarcas Morelia vs Querétaro – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Monarcas Morelia (4th) drew 2-2 with Monterrey last weekend to remain unbeaten in six. The draw also kept the michoacanos winless in two, though, and they failed to win in midweek as well, where they fell 1-2 to Chivas de Guadalajara in the Copa MX. Nevertheless, Morelia remains unbeaten at home in league play this season and they will look to get back to winning ways and continue to climb up the table here.
As for Querétaro (7th), the Gallos Blancos beat Lobos BUAP 2-0 last weekend to give them back-to-back wins and keep them unbeaten in three. Querétaro won in midweek as well, where they beat León 1-0 in the Copa MX, and they’ll look to keep up the momentum in this one. The Gallos have had a bit of trouble scoring this season, though; they’re averaging less than a goal a game overall, and on the road they’ve scored just twice in four games.
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.