Pumas UNAM took a two-goal lead but failed to hold it as Toluca came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the universitarios winless in two while the Diablos Rojos are unbeaten in four, but the draw wasn’t enough to keep them in playoff contention; they are now unable to qualify for the Liguilla.
Pumas was already eliminated from playoff contention going into this one, while Toluca needed a win to stay in the fight. Despite that, it was the hosts who started the game off stronger. Just seconds after the opening whistle, Brian Figueroa had the ball in the back of the net; however, the would-be goal was disallowed for a questionable offside call.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players and an assistant coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 15 games.
Necaxa assistant coach Carlos Antonio Gutiérrez was given a one-game suspension for constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions, while the Rayos will also be without Ventura Alvarado for the next match after he was suspended one game for serious foul play.
Toluca took, lost, and then regained the lead as they earned a 3-2 home victory against América. The result keeps the Diablos Rojos unbeaten in three and keeps them in playoff contention, while the Águilas are now winless in three.
The afternoon started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 4th minute. Federico Mancuello received a cut-back from Emmanuel Gigliotti and chipped the ball past Agustín Marchesín to make it 1-0.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Querétaro and Toluca played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten at home in four – but winless in two overall – while the Diablos Rojos are unbeaten in two, but winless on the road in seven.
The visitors came out attacking as they looked to strengthen their position in the playoff race; Toluca controlled the game from the beginning and they had the first good chance in the 6th minute, when Alan Medina saw his left-footed shot go just wide.
Toluca provided the surprise of the weekend with a 5-1 thumping of Monterrey. The result gives the Diablos Rojos three consecutive home wins while keeping the Rayados winless in four overall.
Toluca controlled the game from the beginning as they looked to remain in the playoff fight. Marcelo Barovero was forced into action repeatedly to keep the Diablos Rojos off the board, and he very nearly got Monterrey to halftime with the game still goalless.
In a game filled with refereeing controversy, 10-man Pachuca held on for a 3-2 victory against Toluca. The result keeps the Tuzos perfect at home this season, while the Diablos Rojos saw their three-game unbeaten streak halted.
The game started off perfectly for Pachuca, who won a penalty kick in the second minute. Franco Jara was taken down in the box, and he then converted the ensuing penalty to give the Tuzos the 1-0 lead in the 5th minute.
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.