Pachuca earned the biggest league win in their history with a 9-2 thumping of Veracruz. The result keeps the Tuzos perfect at home this season, while the Tiburones Rojos remain winless in the Clausura 2019.
Pachuca dominated the game from the beginning, and they found the breakthrough in the 16th minute. Franco Jara sent a cross to the far post and Leonardo Ulloa headed it home to make it 1-0 for the Tuzos.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Santos Laguna and Pachuca played out a 0-0 draw. The result ends a two-game losing streak for the Laguneros but keeps them winless in five, while the Tuzos remain winless on the road this season.
Santos was looking to get back to winning ways under the interim direction of Rubén Duarte, and they started the game off strongly. However, despite a few good chances, they were unable to get past Alfonso Blanco in Pachuca’s goal.
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.
Pachuca got back to winning ways with a comfortable 4-0 victory against Tijuana. The result keeps the Tuzos perfect at home this season, while the Xolos saw their three-game winning streak and five-game unbeaten streak brought to an abrupt halt.
The game started of well for the hosts, who came out attacking and took the lead in the 9th minute. Jaine Barreiro, who scored not one but two own-goals in Pachuca’s loss last weekend, found some redemption as he headed home a corner kick to make it 1-0 for the Tuzos.
Pachuca remained perfect at home this season with a 3-1 victory against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result keeps the Tuzos unbeaten in five while El Rebaño saw their three-game unbeaten streak halted.
Pachuca came out attacking and they had the first chance of the game in the 3rd minute, when Óscar Murillo got his head to a corner kick, but Raúl Gudiño made the save. Then, Raúl López played in Franco Jara, but Jair Pereira made a timely intervention in defense.
Pachuca took the lead but couldn’t hold it, with a stoppage time goal by Puebla allowing the hosts to grab a 1-1 draw that will feel like a victory. The result keeps the Poblanos winless at home this season but unbeaten in two overall, while the Tuzos remain winless on the road but unbeaten in four overall.
Puebla started the game off strongly, with José Luis Sánchez Solá – “Chelis” – looking for a home win in his first game in charge of La Franja. Alejandro Chumacero looked dangerous in the attack, most notably forcing a good save out of Alfonso Blanco in the 18th minute.
Monarcas Morelia vs Monterrey – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Monarcas Morelia (16th) fell 2-0 to Pachuca last weekend to give them two losses in a row and keep them winless in three, as well as winless on the road this season. The michoacanos will now look to get back on track when they return home to the Estadio Morelos, but they’ll be facing the league leaders in this one. Morelia has struggled to score this season, averaging less than a goal per game, but on the other hand all four of their goals have come at home.
As for Monterrey (1st), the Rayados beat Lobos BUAP 4-0 last weekend to remain unbeaten this season. They have the best goal-scoring record in the league as well, averaging close to three goals per game, and they’ll look for another big win in this one. Monterrey’s schedule has been very home-heavy so far, with just two away games out of six, but facing one of the teams propping up the table is unlikely to test their ability to win on the road as well. They do need to win this one to guarantee they’ll hold on to first place, though.
Pachuca remained perfect at home this season with a 2-0 victory against 10-man Monarcas Morelia. The result keeps the Tuzos unbeaten in three, while the michoacanos have now lost two in a row and remain winless on the road in the Clausura.
The first half was a hard-fought affair with more fouls than goal-scoring opportunities. Neither team could take control and the most notable chance of the half didn’t come until the very end of it, when Miguel Sansores forced a good save out of Alfonso Blanco.
Querétaro vs Pumas UNAM – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Querétaro (18th) fell 2-0 to América last weekend to keep them winless and pointless this season. The Gallos Blancos have suffered through five straight losses and have the worst defensive record in the league with 11 goals allowed. They failed to win in midweek as well, where they suffered a 2-3 loss to Zacatepec in the Copa MX, which will not help their confidence at all going into this one.
As for Pumas UNAM (16th), the universitarios drew 1-1 with Monterrey last weekend to keep them winless this season as well – although they also remained unbeaten at home. Pumas did look improved under the direction of new coach Bruno Marioni, though, and they’ll now look for their first win of the season against the league’s basement dwellers. Pumas will also have the advantage of some extra rest as they did not play a midweek game.
Lobos BUAP took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pachuca came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends the Licántropos’ two-game losing streak but keeps them winless in three, while the Tuzos are now unbeaten in two.
Lobos came out attacking as they looked to make their home field advantage count. In the 8th minute, Michaell Chirinos sent a low shot towards goal that Alfonso Blanco stopped, giving up a rebound that fell to Leonardo Ramos – who couldn’t get his shot on target.