Tijuana moved into first place in the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s games – with a 2-0 victory against Toluca. The result is a third straight win for the Xolos, who are also unbeaten in six, while the Diablos Rojos are now winless in three.
The first half was close-fought and cagey, with neither side able to stamp their authority on the game. The visitors’ most dangerous chance came from a set piece, but Gibrán Lajud was able to make the save at the end of the corner-kick sequence.
Cruz Azul earned a 0-2 away win against Toluca on Thursday night to wrap up the midweek round of rescheduled Jornada 10 games. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for La Máquina while the Diablos Rojos saw their three-game winning streak brought to a halt.
Toluca was looking to open up some space at the top of the table in front of their home crowd, but the night did not go as planned for the hosts. Despite numerous injuries and absences, Cruz Azul started the game off well and even hit the crossbar in the 14th minute with a shot by Jorge Benítez.
Toluca extended their winning streak to three games – and jumped over Chivas to take first in the table – with a 0-1 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result is a second consecutive home loss for the universitarios.
Both teams came out attacking, and in the 14th minute Jesús Gallardo forced Alfredo Talavera into a good save, with the ball going out for a corner kick. Pumas looked comfortable on the field but couldn’t make their chances count.
Toluca moved into first place in the table with a 2-0 victory against Necaxa. The result gives the Diablos Rojos back-to-back wins, while the Rayos are now winless in five.
The game was hard-fought and stuck in midfield initially, before Necaxa began to create chances along the left wing. In the 24th minute, the visitors had the first dangerous opportunity of the game when Jesús Isijara connected with Edson Puch. The Chilean got around Rodrigo Salinas but saw his shot stopped by Alfredo Talavera.
A late goal gave Toluca a 2-3 away win against León. The victory ends a two-game losing streak for the Diablos Rojos, while León remains winless in eight and rooted to the foot of the table.
Desperate to end their poor run of form, León took the initiative early on. However, their forays down the wings didn’t translate into goals, and as time passed Toluca settled into the game and began to press their lines higher up the field.
The Disciplinary Committee has completed its investigations into Rubens Sambueza, Andrés Andrade, Pablo Aguilar, and Enrique Triverio, with three of the four facing long suspensions.
Sambueza and Andrade were involved in plays in Jornada 9 that resulted in serious injury to their opponents (Isaác Brizuela and Renato Ibarra, respectively). For causing harm to an opponent, Sambueza was given an eight-game suspension, which will end his season unless Toluca reaches the playoffs.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended six players and two members of technical staffs in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 9 games.
The two most notable suspensions go to Rubens Sambueza of Toluca and Andrés Andrade of León, who are indefinitely suspended until the Committee can make a definitive ruling. Sambueza and Andrade were both involved in red-card challenges that resulted in significant injury (to Isaác Brizuela and Renato Ibarra, respectively).
The clubs of the injured players have requested the disqualification of Sambueza and Andrade for the duration of Brizuela and Ibarra’s injury layoffs.