Toluca took, lost, and regained the lead as they beat Pachuca 2-1. The result gets the Diablos Rojos back to winning ways after last week’s surprise loss – they now have four wins in their last five – while the Tuzos have now lost two of their last three.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, with Toluca taking the lead in just the 3rd minute. Luis Quiñones played in Alexis Vega, who saw his shot saved by Óscar Pérez. But the rebound fell to Alexis Canelo, who sent it into the empty net to make it 1-0 for the Diablos.
Pachuca extended their home unbeaten streak to four games with a 3-1 victory against 9-man Cruz Azul. The result snaps a two-game winless streak for the Tuzos, while La Máquina has now lost two of their last three.
The game started off with an early chance for the visitors as Adrián Aldrete tested Óscar Pérez – making his first league start since November 2017 – in the 2nd minute, but it was the hosts who took the early lead.
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.
Pachuca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Tigres UANL came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends the Tuzos’ two-game winning streak but keeps them unbeaten in six, while the universitarios remain winless on the road but unbeaten in four overall.
The two teams traded chances in the first half, with Franco Jara coming close from a header in the 14th minute before André-Pierre Gignac had a pair of opportunities go wide at the other end. Then, in the 30th minute, the hosts took the lead.
Chivas de Guadalajara’s home woes continued with a 1-3 loss to Pachuca. The result snaps a three-game winning streak for El Rebaño, while the Tuzos now have back-to-back wins and are unbeaten in five.
Chivas had the first good chance of the game in the 6th minute with a dangerous shot from outside the box by Ángel Zaldívar that crashed against the crossbar. But it was Pachuca who took the lead just minutes after that.
Pachuca got back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory against Puebla. The result keeps the Tuzos unbeaten in four while the Poblanos saw a two-game unbeaten streak halted as they remain winless on the road this season.
The hosts had the better of the attacking chances in the first half, with Erick Aguirre and Franco Jara particularly active, but they couldn’t find the breakthrough.
Monarcas Morelia took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pachuca came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends a two-game winning streak for the michoacanos, but keeps them unbeaten in five, while the Tuzos remain unbeaten in three.
Pachuca came out attacking as they looked to build on their first win of the season from this weekend. The Tuzos kept Sebastián Sosa busy in goal and they even came as close as hitting the crossbar through Franco Jara, but the breakthrough wouldn’t come.
Pachuca earned their first win of the season with a 3-0 victory against Lobos BUAP. The result keeps the Tuzos unbeaten in two while the Licántropos are winless in three and winless on the road.
Pachuca took the initiative early on as they looked to finally get that elusive first win. Their first good chance came in the 10th minute with a header by Erick Gutiérrez, but Toño Rodríguez made the save.
In a waterlogged Estadio Olímpico Universitario, neither team could find the breakthrough as Pumas UNAM and Pachuca played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten, but ends their perfect start to the season, while the Tuzos snapped a three-game losing streak but remain winless.
Pumas suffered a setback before the game even began as Alejandro Arribas was injured in warm-ups and had to scratch from the lineup. The rain didn’t help things after kickoff, either, with players slipping and splashing around the field.
Pumas UNAM vs Pachuca – 5:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM (1st) beat Atlas 3-0 last weekend to remain perfect this season. The universitarios did stumble in midweek, however, where they suffered a 1-3 loss to Necaxa in the Copa MX. Pumas will look to set that aside and refocus on league play here as they aim to extend their unbeaten start to the season and remain in first place. They have the best goalscoring record in the league with an impressive 10 goals from just three games, and they’ll look for more goals against a struggling team in this one.
As for Pachuca (18th), the Tuzos fell 1-3 to América last weekend to keep them winless this season. Pachuca has yet to pick up even a single point in league play, and they’ve only scored one goal – a penalty. The Tuzos are getting increasingly desperate to get their season on track, but an away game against the league leaders is not the ideal place to pick up a victory. They’ll hope to be underestimated here in search of a surprise win, and they’ll have the slight advantage of being a bit fresher after not having played a midweek game.