The standout suspension goes to Franco Jara of Pachuca, who will miss the next two games due to violent conduct.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Tijuana drew 0-0 with 10-man Veracruz. The result ends a two-game losing streak for the Xolos but keeps them winless in four, while the Tiburones Rojos remain winless in two.
The game was hard-fought from the beginning, with neither side able to take control. Goal-scoring opportunities were few and far between in the opening half; Gibrán Lajud made a save in the 10th minute on a shot from distance, and that was about the only chance of note.
Guido Rodríguez of Club América was given a one-game suspension for serious foul play, while Víctor Aguilera of Tijuana was suspended one game for receiving two yellow cards in the same match.
Finally, Aldo Arellano of Querétaro and Francisco Rodríguez of Lobos BUAP were both given one-game suspensions for yellow-card accumulation after picking up their fifth cautions of the season.
The game changed in the 15th minute when Tijuana’s Emanuel Aguilera was sent off after receiving his second yellow card of the night – his first having come in the 4th minute. It took Morelia just three minutes to make their extra man count as Diego Valdés received a through ball from Carlos Guzmán to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
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.
The standout suspension goes to Julio César Furch of Santos Laguna, who was given a two-game suspension for violent conduct.
América took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Tijuana came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Xolos unbeaten in six, although it ends their four-game winning streak, while the Águilas are unbeaten in two.
The first 15 minutes were even as the Xolos and Águilas felt each other out, but then the pace began to pick up. The hosts had the first good chance when Gustavo Bou pressured Edson Álvarez, whose intended clearance ended up heading for his own goal; however, Agustín Marchesín was able to make the save to keep the game 0-0.
The nine group winners and seven best second-place teams advanced to the Round of Sixteen, where they were seeded and paired up based on the number of points earned in the group stage.
The Round of Sixteen games will be held between September 19th and 21st.
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 game started off quite balanced, with most of the play concentrated in midfield. The first notable chance for the hosts came in the 16th minute from a set piece. Nicolás Castillo beat his marker and got on the end of a corner kick, but he couldn’t put it on frame.