Pumas UNAM kept themselves in the playoff conversation with a comprehensive 5-1 victory against 10-man Atlas. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for the universitarios, while the Rojinegros have now lost two in a row.
The hosts started the game off strongly and they soon found their reward. In the 11th minute, Víctor Malcorra played a low cross to Carlos González, who knocked the ball home from the top of the six-yard box to make it 1-0 for Pumas.
Querétaro kept pace in the fight for first place with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result gives the Gallos Blancos a three-game winning streak, while the universitarios have now lost two in a row and are winless in three.
The hosts started the game off strongly, while Pumas struggled to get anything going. Querétaro kept the pressure on, and in the 25th minute they were given the chance to take the lead from the penalty spot after Jeison Angulo was judged, after VAR review, to have committed a handball in the box.
Pumas UNAM took the lead but couldn’t hold it as León came back for a 1-2 away win. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for La Fiera, while the universitarios are now winless in two.
The hosts came out looking to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans, and they took the lead just past the half-hour mark. In the 32nd minute, Carlos González was played into the box and he shot past the onrushing Rodolfo Cota to make it 1-0 for Pumas.
The Disciplinary Committee suspended eight players and one coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 13 games.
The standout suspension goes to América coach Miguel Herrera, who is banned for the next three games. He was given a one-game suspension for a lack of respect towards the match officials and an additional two games for profanely insulting the officials.
América will be without a player as well, as Roger Martínez was given a one-game suspension for violent conduct.
Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it, as they went down to 9 players and Pumas UNAM came back for a 1-1 draw. The result extends El Rebaño’s winless streak to four games, but does at least bring their three-game losing streak to a halt, while the universitarios remain unbeaten in five.
Chivas was looking to recover after a painful loss in last weekend’s SuperClásico, while Pumas was looking for points to solidify their spot in the top eight. The game started off slowly, though, with few chances at either end as the two teams took each other’s measure.
Cruz Azul took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pumas UNAM scored late to tie the game 1-1. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten in three while La Máquina are also unbeaten in three but remain winless in five after a run of draws.
Cruz Azul, coming off winning the new Leagues Cup competition in midweek, was looking to get back to winning ways in league play as well, while Pumas looked to put their home-field advantage to good use in their quest to climb into the playoff places. The hosts had some good early opportunities created by the partnership of Jeison Angulo and Victor Malcorra, but they weren’t able to open the scoring.
It was honors even in the Apertura 2019 Clásico Capitalino as América and Pumas UNAM played out a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten at home this season, but also keeps them winless in four overall, while the universitarios remain unbeaten in two.
The game took an early turn for the worse for the hosts as Francisco Córdova was sent off in just the 17th minute after a studs-up tackle on Juan Pablo Vigón, leaving América to play the majority of the game with just 10 on the field.
Monarcas Morelia earned their first home win of the Apertura with a 2-0 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result snaps the michoacanos’ two-game losing streak, while the universitarios now have three losses in their last four.
The visitors started the game off better, but Morelia found a few dangerous chances of their own. Fernando Aristeguieta had a clear opportunity when he got his head to a cross after some good passing play around the box, but his header whistled just inches wide of the post.
Tijuana earned their first home win of the Apertura with a 1-0 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result keeps the Xolos unbeaten at home this season, while the universitarios have now lost two in a row.
The hosts took the lead early and never relinquished it. In the 9th minute, Miler Bolaños was played into the box and sent a low cross towards the far post for Camilo Sanvezzo, who slotted it home to make it 1-0 for the Xolos.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended 5 players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 3 games – although one of those suspensions has been appealed.
Cruz Azul’s Jonathan Rodríguez, Querétaro’s George Corral, and Puebla’s Lucas Cavallini were all given one-game suspensions for serious foul play.
Puebla filed a petition of non-conformity regarding Cavallini’s red card, which the Disciplinary Committee overturned. However, Puebla appealed the Committee’s decision and the Appeals Commission is now meeting to make a determination.