Toluca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Necaxa came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends a three-game losing streak for the Rayos, but keeps them winless in five, while the Diablos Rojos are now unbeaten in two.
The game appeared to have started perfectly for the hosts, with Rodrigo Contreras putting the ball in the back of the net in the very first minute, but the would-be goal was disallowed for offside.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended four players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 8 games.
José Juan Macías of León, Roberto Meráz of Monarcas Morelia, and Santiago García of Toluca were all given one-game suspensions for serious foul play, while Idekal Domínguez of Pumas UNAM was suspended for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
Santos Laguna closed out Jornada 8 with a comprehensive 4-0 victory against 10-man Toluca. The result is a second straight win for the Laguneros, who remain unbeaten at home this season, while the Diablos Rojos have now lost two in a row and are winless in six.
Santos came out attacking and they had a good chance in the very first minute, only for Alfredo Talavera to intervene. But the keeper couldn’t do anything to stop Diego Valdés’s precise free kick in the 4th minute as the hosts took the early 1-0 lead.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players and a coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 7 games.
Víctor Milke of Querétaro was given a one-game suspension for serious foul play, while Edson García of Veracruz was suspended one game for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
Antonio Ríos of Toluca was suspended for receiving two yellow cards in the same game, while coach Hernán Cristante was given a one-game suspension for using offensive and/or obscene language and/or gestures.
León continued their climb up the table with a comfortable 3-0 win against 10-man Toluca. The result is a fourth straight win for La Fiera, while the Diablos Rojos remain winless in five (with four losses in that span).
The visitors had the first notable chance through Felipe Pardo, whose long-distance shot went just wide; then, in the 13th minute, Fernando Navarro came within inches for León as his header hit the crossbar.
Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (10th) drew 1-1 with Toluca last weekend to remain winless in two. They’ll look to get back on track when they return home to the Estadio Azteca, the scene of their last league victory, for this one. La Máquina has had some trouble scoring this season, though, with just four goals through six games and just one goal at home. On the other hand, they’re tied for the second-best defensive record in the league with only five goals allowed and three clean sheets. They’ll look to eke out another close win here.
As for Santos Laguna (9th), the Laguneros drew 1-1 with Tijuana last weekend to also remain winless in two. Santos is winless on the road as well, with two losses and a draw on their travels, and they’ll look to change that stat here. Like Cruz Azul, Santos hasn’t been all that prolific in front of goal, and they have yet to score more than one goal in a game. Changing that against Cruz Azul’s stingy defense might prove difficult.
Cruz Azul took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Toluca came back for a 1-1 draw. The result snaps a three-game losing streak for the Diablos Rojos, but keeps them winless in four, while La Máquina remain winless in two.
The game started off at an energetic pace, with both teams looking to get back to winning ways. The first notable chance came for the visitors when Adrián Aldrete sent a dangerous cross in, but no one could get on the end of it.
Toluca vs Cruz Azul – 1:00 PM – Univision / Univision Deportes
Toluca (12th) fell 2-0 to Tijuana last weekend to extend their losing streak to three games. The Diablos rojos will look to get back to winning ways when they return to the Estadio Nemesio Diez for this one, but they’ve had mixed results at home so far in the Clausura. They’ve also failed to score in their last three matches, bringing their scoreless streak to 280 minutes. They have a fairly good defensive record, though, and they’ll also have the advantage of some extra rest for this one as they did not have a midweek game.
As for Cruz Azul (10th), La Máquina fell 2-0 to León last weekend to end their two-game winning streak. That was the first time this season Cruz Azul conceded more than one goal in a game, although on the other hand they’ve also failed to score more than one goal in a game. That pattern continued in the Copa MX in midweek, where they played out a 1-1 draw with León. They’ll look to get back on track when they face a new opponent in this one.