Pumas UNAM took a 2-0 lead but failed to hold it as Atlas scored in stoppage time to secure a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten at home but winless overall this season, while the Rojinegros remain unbeaten on the road.
Pumas came out looking to earn their first victory of the Clausura in front of their home fans, and although Atlas was organized in the back the hosts were able to take advantage of a set piece to open the scoring in the 23rd minute.
Pumas UNAM vs Atlas – 1:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM (13th) fell 2-1 to Necaxa last weekend to give them their first loss of the Clausura. That result also keeps the universitarios winless in league play. They did win the Copa MX, however, where they picked up a 0-2 win against Leones Negros on Wednesday night. They’ll look to build on that result when they return home to the Estadio Olímpico Universitario for this one, but Pumas wasn’t particularly successful at home last season, earning just two wins in eight games.
As for Atlas (8th), the Rojinegros fell 1-2 to América last weekend to give them their first loss of the Clausura. Atlas is unbeaten on the road so far this season, though, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways in this one. They’ve already earned more points on the road this season than they did in the entirety of the Apertura, and they’ll hope to take advantage of Pumas’ home inconsistencies. They’ll also have the advantage of not having played a midweek game.
After their opening match was postponed, Necaxa made their Clausura 2019 debut this weekend with a 2-1 win against Pumas UNAM. The result keeps the universitarios winless this season.
The Rayos came out attacking as they looked to get their season started on the right foot, and in the 14th minute they took the lead. Martín Barragán took a shot from the top of the box that the keeper saved, but the rebound fell for Cristian Calderón, who knocked it home to make it 1-0.
Monterrey vs León – Fox Deportes
Monterrey (1st) started their season in style with a 5-0 thumping of Pachuca last weekend. The Rayados will now look to make it two home wins in a row as they aim to remain atop the standings. Monterrey is traditionally hard to beat at home, where they fell just once in the Apertura; with six wins and a draw rounded out their home record. They’ll be looking for similar dominance this season, and they’ll be full of confidence after last weekend’s goal-fest.
As for León (7th), La Fiera gave up a stoppage-time penalty to draw 2-2 with Tigres UANL last weekend. They failed to win in midweek as well, where they fell 0-1 to Alebrijes de Oaxaca in the Copa MX, and they’ll now be looking for their first win in all competitions. Getting that win in the Estadio BBVA Bancomer won’t be an easy feat, but León earned the majority of their points on the road last season and they’ll look to remain a dangerous visiting team in the Clausura.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Pumas UNAM and Veracruz opened their Clausura 2019 seasons with a 0-0 draw.
The universitarios came out attacking and it looked like the hosts had taken the lead in just the 7th minute, when Felipe Mora finished off an attack. But after consulting VAR, referee Francisco Chacón disallowed the would-be goal for offside.
It’s a new year and a new season is just days away, but not everyone in Liga MX is starting the year with a clean slate. The Disciplinary Committee has published the list of players and coaching staff who have pending sanctions to serve at the start of the Clausura 2019, with seven players and one physical trainer set to be sidelined.
The following list shows the club with which the suspensions were received; if the players have changed teams, they will serve the suspension with their new club.
América has advanced to the Apertura 2018 Liga MX final after a comprehensive 6-1 victory in the second leg of their semifinal series against Pumas UNAM. That result gave the Águilas a 7-1 aggregate victory.
The series had been anyone’s to take after a 1-1 draw in the first leg on Thursday, but América made short work of Pumas in their home leg this Sunday. The Águilas took the lead just 7 minutes into the game, when Renato Ibarra scored with a low shot that Alfredo Saldívar got a hand to but couldn’t keep out.
Pumas UNAM turned a first-half goal into a 0-1 away win against Toluca. The result is a third straight road win for the universitarios, while the Diablos Rojos saw a four-game home winning streak ended and are now winless in two overall.
Both teams came into this game level on points and looking to secure a spot in the playoffs; the victory guarantees Pumas will be in the Liguilla, while Toluca is not yet mathematically safe. The visitors had the first good chance in this one, with Felipe Mora receiving the ball from Carlos González in good position, but he sent his shot over the crossbar.
A late goal gave Pumas UNAM a 0-1 away win against Tijuana. The result is a second straight away win for the universitarios, who are unbeaten in eight overall, while the Xolos have now lost two in a row and are winless in four.
Neither team could make their mark on the game in the first half, which was played out largely in midfield. Tijuana was looking to use their home-field advantage to end their winless streak, but they couldn’t create many notable chances.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 13 games.
Jesús Paganoni of Veracruz was given a one-game suspension for receiving two yellow cards in the same game, while Alan Mozo of Pumas UNAM was suspended one game for yellow-card accumulation after picking up his fifth caution of the season.