Club América coach Miguel Herrera and Monarcas Morelia assistant coach Esteve Padilla will both be absent from the benches for one game after earning a suspension for constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions.
América took an early lead and fought off a comeback attempt as they picked up a 2-3 away win against Tigres UANL. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten in six – and gives them a three-game road winning streak – while the universitarios saw their own six-game unbeaten streak halted.
The scoring started early in this one, with América taking the lead in just the 8th minute. Roger Martínez ran on to a deflected shot at the end line and he sent it back across the face of goal, where Bruno Valdez was lurking at the far post to make it 0-1.
Tigres UANL earned their first away win of the season with a 0-2 victory against Querétaro. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten in six overall, while the Gallos Blancos are now winless in three.
The first half was a largely even affair between two teams who came in to tonight’s game with the same number of points. Marcel Ruiz had the best chance of the half with his shot from the edge of the box, but the midfielder was stopped by the woodwork as the game remained goalless.
Pachuca will be missing two players as Franco Jara and Jaine Barreiro were both given one-game suspensions, for serious foul play and receiving two yellow cards in the same game, respectively.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in the Apertura 2018 edition of the Clásico Regio as Tigres UANL and Monterrey played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten in five, but winless in two, while the Rayados ended a two-game losing streak but remain winless in four.
A violent confrontation between groups of fans before the game left several people injured, one seriously, and led to a statement by Liga MX that the incident is being investigated.
There were injuries on the field as well; José María Basanta had to leave the game in the 10th minute after suffering an apparent pulled muscle, and Rodolfo Pizarro left the game at halftime with an injury of his own.
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.
Atlas took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Tigres UANL came back for a 3-1 win. The result keeps the Rojinegros winless this season, although they have now at least managed to get on the scoresheet, while the universitarios extended their unbeaten streak to three games.
The night started off perfectly for the visitors, who snapped their season-long scoreless streak in just the 2nd minute. Andrés Andrade received the ball in midfield, beat Jesús Dueñas, Jorge Torres Nilo, and Hugo Ayala, and then sent his low shot between Nahuel Guzmán’s legs to make it 0-1 for Atlas.
Cruz Azul vs Veracruz – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (1st) drew 1-1 with Santos Laguna last weekend to end a two-game winning streak but keep them unbeaten this season. They suffered their first loss in all competitions in midweek, though, where they fell 1-0 to Atlas in the Copa MX. La Máquina will look to remain unbeaten in league play – and remain in first place – with a victory against a struggling Veracruz side in this one. Cruz Azul has the best defensive record in the league, having conceded just two goals through seven games, and they have yet to allow a single goal at home.
As for Veracruz (15th), the Tiburones Rojos beat Tijuana 1-0 last weekend to end a two-game losing streak. They’ve struggled to score this season though, with just five goals total and just two on the road, which doesn’t bode well for them going up against the league’s best defense. Veracruz’s own defensive record is the worst in the league with 13 goals allowed, but they’ll try hope to surprise what may well be an over-confidant Cruz Azul side here.
Necaxa took the lead but couldn’t hold it as a stoppage-time penalty gave Tigres UANL a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten at home but winless in four overall, while the universitarios remain winless on the road but unbeaten in two overall.
Necaxa came out attacking and they had the first chance of the game in the 2nd minute, when Dieter Villalpando won the ball, got to the box, nutmegged Jorge Tores Nilo, and sent the ball in, only for Nahuel Guzmán to grab it.
The visitors started the game off well and in the 7th minute they won a penalty. André-Pierre Gignac stepped up to take it, but he couldn’t find the target as the spot kick went wide and the game remained 0-0.