América twice took the lead and twice failed to hold it as Pachuca earned a 2-2 draw with an 89th-minute equalizer. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten this season, while the Tuzos are still winless but earned their first point.
The game started with a golden opportunity for the hosts to take the lead when referee Fernando Guerrero called Robert Herrera for a foul in the box in the first minute. Oribe Peralta stepped up to take the penalty, but Alfonso Blanco saved it to keep the game 0-0.
Lobos BUAP vs Querétaro – 6:00 PM
Lobos BUAP (18th) fell 4-2 to Santos Laguna last weekend and will now be looking to earn their first points of the season when they return home in this one. With both Lobos and Querétaro very much involved in the relegation fight, earning points in this game takes on added importance for both teams.
As for Querétaro (17th), the Gallos Blancos fell 0-1 to América last weekend and now will be on the road as they look for their first points – and their first goals. They’ll look to take advantage of Lobos’ defensive woes here as they try to open up some breathing room for themselves in the relegation fight; they are currently penultimate in the Tabla de Cociente.
Pachuca took a 2-0 lead but failed to hold it as Pumas UNAM stormed back for a 2-3 away win in their Clausura 2018 season opener.
The game started off well for the Tuzos, who looked dangerous in the attack with Keisuke Honda and Erick Aguirre creating several chances between them. Then, just past the half-hour mark, a set piece gave the hosts the lead.
Monterrey won the Apertura 2017 Copa MX with a 1-0 victory against Pachuca. The Rayados rebounded from a loss in the league final to claim some silverware in the cup.
The game started off at a good pace and Monterrey had the first clear chance in the 8th minute, although Alfonso Blanco was able to make the save on Dorlan Pabón. The Rayados continued to have the better of the run of play, but Pachuca began to create some chances of their own.
The final game of the Apertura 2017 season will be played this Thursday, when Monterrey hosts Pachuca in the Gran Final of the Copa MX.
The Copa MX schedule was disrupted by the earthquakes that struck Mexico this fall, and then the final was further pushed back as the Rayados had qualified for the league playoffs while the Tuzos traveled to the United Arab Emirates for the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup.
Pachuca earned their best-ever finish in a Club World Cup with a 4-1 victory against Al Jazira in the third-place game. The Tuzos are the third Mexican club to earn a third-place finish, after Monterrey and Necaxa; no Mexican team has finished higher.
Clear-cut chances were few and far between in the opening half, with neither goalkeeper having much to do. Then, in the 37th minute, Pachuca took the lead somewhat against the run of play. Franco Jara beat the offside trap and played in Jonathan Urretaviscaya, who sent his shot through the keeper’s legs to make it 1-0 for the Tuzos.
It took extra time, but in the end Grêmio earned a 1-0 victory against 10-man Pachuca in the 2017 Club World Cup semifinals.
The game was hard-fought from the beginning as both teams looked to make their mark. Chances were few and far between, however, with a strong defensive showing on either end limiting both Pachuca and Grêmio largely to shots from distance.
The 2017 FIFA Club World Cup is underway in the United Arab Emirates, and CONCACAF’s representative, Mexico’s Pachuca, will continue their participation this Tuesday.
Pachuca advanced past CAF representative Wydad Casablanca of Morocco in the quarterfinals with a 1-0 victory in extra time, and they will now take on CONMEBOL champion Grêmio, who is entering the tournament in this round.
It took 120 minutes, but in the end Pachuca beat 10-man Wydad Casablanca by the minimum difference in this Club World Cup quarterfinal.
The game started off somewhat slowly, with both teams playing conservatively as they adjusted to the field. The Tuzos had several good attacking forays, but neither team created many truly dangerous opportunities.