Tigres dominated the game from the beginning, and their pressure paid off in the 14th minute, when Ismael Sosa made it 1-0 for the hosts. He received the ball at the top of the box, ran behind the defense, and sent his shot into the back of the net.
The hosts had their first dangerous opportunity in the 13th minute, but Alfredo Saldívar saved Pumas as he made the first stop on Matías Alustiza with a kick-save and then smothered Martín Barragán’s follow-up header.
Toluca extended their winning streak to three games – and jumped over Chivas to take first in the table – with a 0-1 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result is a second consecutive home loss for the universitarios.
Both teams came out attacking, and in the 14th minute Jesús Gallardo forced Alfredo Talavera into a good save, with the ball going out for a corner kick. Pumas looked comfortable on the field but couldn’t make their chances count.
The pressure is still on Jaguares de Chiapas in the relegation fight after their 0-3 loss to Pumas UNAM. The result keeps Jaguares winless in three, while the universitarios were able to bounce back after previously suffering their first home loss of the season.
The first half was a largely even affair and the game was just moments away from going to halftime 0-0. Then, in first-half stoppage time, Jesús Gallardo gave Pumas the 0-1 lead with his shot from outside the box.
América let a two-goal lead slip, but a late goal by Cecilio Domínguez gave the Águilas a 2-3 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result keeps América unbeaten in three while Pumas suffered their first home loss of the season.
The universitarios started the game off better as they looked to take advantage of América’s absentees, as well as the forced substitution of the injured Miguel Samudio. In the 18th minute, they nearly opened the scoring when Jesús Gallardo found an open Nicolás Castillo, but he couldn’t put his shot on frame.
Pumas UNAM ended Santos Laguna’s unbeaten start to the Clausura 2017 season with this afternoon’s 2-1 victory. The result keeps Pumas unbeaten at home this season, while Santos is now winless in five.
The visitors started the game off better, with Djaniny and Walter Sandoval causing trouble for Pumas’ defense; however, they were unable to turn those opportunities into goals.
Tigres UANL booked their spot in the semifinals of the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League with a 0-3 away win against Pumas UNAM. The 1-1 draw in the first leg left everything to play for in this one, and it was the visitors who took advantage.
Pumas started the game off with an attacking mindset, but they couldn’t get past Nahuel Guzmán, who was making his return to the field after a six-week layoff following foot surgery. On the other hand, although Tigres had fewer chances, they were able to convert them.
The hosts had the first chance of the game through Ángel Sepúlveda, but Darío Verón was there to clear the ball off the line. Then, in the 10th minute, the visitors took the lead as Matías Britos out-jumped his defender on a corner kick to head Pumas in front.
Tigres UANL and Pumas UNAM played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of this all-Liga-MX CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series. Both teams created numerous chances, but turning them into goals was a sticking point.
Tigres had the first chance of the game through André-Pierre Gignac, before Pumas tried their luck with a pair of shots from Matías Britos. It wasn’t until the 40th minute, though, that Tigres found the breakthrough.
Three of Mexico’s four entrants advanced to the quarterfinals, and Liga MX is guaranteed to have at least one semifinalist after Pumas UNAM and Tigres UANL were drawn against each other. The other Mexican representative, Pachuca, will face Costa Rica’s Deportivo Saprissa.