Tigres UANL took advantage of Veracruz’s protest to take an early lead and win the game 1-3. The result extends the Tiburones Rojos’ record-setting winless streak to 40 games, while the universitarios have now won three in a row.
To protest against unpaid salaries, Veracruz players simply stood or knelt quietly on the field after the initial whistle, while the substitutes lined up along the sideline. They did not attempt to play the ball or interfere when Tigres had possession. The ball was initially played back to Sebastián Jurado, who kicked it away after a minute and a half when André-Pierre Gignac approached to pressure him. Tigres took advantage as soon as the ball was “in play”, with Eduardo Vargas scoring with a long-range shot seconds later – while the Veracruz players still remained frozen on the field.
Tigres UANL made short work of Santos Laguna with an impressive 4-0 victory. The result is a second straight win for the universitarios, while the Laguneros have now lost two in a row.
Tigres were looking to build on last weekend’s rivalry win and get back to winning ways at home, while Santos wanted to reclaim first place in the table after Necaxa’s victory last night. It was the hosts who started off stronger, and it didn’t take long for Tigres to take the lead.
Tigres UANL claimed the bragging rights in this rivalry with a 0-2 away win against Monterrey in the 123rd edition of the Clásico Regio. The result snaps a six-game winless run for the universitarios, while the Rayados are now winless in two.
Monterrey came out looking to get back to winning ways at home, but it was Tigres who had the first notable chance of the game. André-Pierre Gignac tested Marcelo Barovero with a shot from distance, which the keeper punched out for a corner kick.
Puebla scored late to grab a surprising 0-1 away win against Tigres UANL. The result ended the universitarios’ season-long home unbeaten streak and leaves them winless in six overall, while the Poblanos snapped a two-game losing streak with their first road win of the Apertura.
The game started off at a high tempo, with chances coming frequently and at both ends. Jürgen Damm and Alejandro Chumacero were particularly active for their respective teams, but the final touch was lacking and more than one opportunity was stopped by the woodwork.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended seven players and one coach and fined a player in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 9 games.
The standout suspension goes to Miguel Layún of Monterrey, who was given a two-game suspension for violent conduct.
The other six players were all suspended for one game: Francisco Córdova of América, José Esquivel of FC Juárez, Francisco Acuña of Puebla, and Aldo Cruz of Tijuana all for serious foul play, and Luis Quiñones of Tigres UANL and Jorge Segura of Atlas for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
The inaugural Leagues Cup competition is set to conclude this Wednesday, with two Liga MX teams vying for the title.
Cruz Azul and Tigres UANL will face off at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Los Vegas as each looks to become the first champion of the inter-league competition. Tigres reached the final after beating América on penalties, while Cruz Azul defeated the LA Galaxy, the only MLS team to get past the first round.
Tigres UANL took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Tijuana scored a stoppage-time penalty to tie it up 1-1 in this game that finished 10 vs 10. The result keeps the Xolos unbeaten at home this season, but winless in two overall, while the universitarios are unbeaten in seven but have now drawn five straight games.
The visitors started the game off strongly and kept the ball in their attacking third. In the 9th minute, Lucas Zelarayán forced a good save out of Manuel Gibrán Lajud; then, in the 17th, Julián Velázquez cleared the ball off the line to prevent Zelarayán from opening the scoring.
Tigres UANL took the lead but couldn’t hold it as América came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten at home this season and unbeaten in four overall, while the Águilas saw their three-game winning streak halted but remain undefeated in the Apertura.
The hosts came out attacking and dominated play for most of the first half. Their first good chance came in the 8th minute, when Hugo Ayala hit the post, and they kept pressing from there. The breakthrough came in the 26th minute, when Luis Quiñones sent his shot in off the post to make it 1-0 for Tigres.
Tigres UANL scored a last-second equalizer to tie América 2-2 and send this semifinal to a penalty shootout; the universitarios then bested the Águilas 5-3 from the spot to earn their place in the final of the inaugural Leagues Cup.
Tigres started the game on the front foot, and their attacking pressure soon paid off. In the 14th minute, Jürgen Damm got past Jesús López on the wing and sent a low cross into the box. The unfortunate Paul Aguilar sent the ball into the back of his own net when he tried to cut out the cross, making it 0-1 for Tigres with his own-goal.
Tigres UANL took a late lead but couldn’t hold it as 10-man Atlético San Luis came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Potosinos winless in two, while the universitarios remain unbeaten in three.
The first chance of the game fell for San Luis, with Matías Catalán getting free on the right and sending a shot just wide of Nahuel Guzmán’s goal. But after that opportunity, possession and chances began to tilt in Tigres’ favor.