The lone suspension goes to Osvaldo Martínez of Santos Laguna, who received a one-game suspension for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
Cruz Azul came out attacking as they looked to build on last weekend’s big win – and to take advantage of Pumas’ poor run of form. Felipe Mora had an early chance, but he sent his shot sailing over the crossbar.
A late own-goal gave Toluca a 0-1 away win against Pumas UNAM. The result is a fourth straight victory for the Diablos Rojos while the universitarios suffered their second consecutive loss and are now winless in five.
Pumas could get little going in attack as Nicolás Castillo and Matías Alustiza looked disconnected from the rest of the team while a well-organized Toluca back line easily cut out the few opportunities the hosts created.
The hosts opened the scoring early on, with Luis Montes making it 1-0 in just the 3rd minute. Iván Rodríguez played in Montes, whose left-footed shot beat Alfredo Saldívar to give La Fiera the lead.
Alejandro Arribas of Pumas UNAM and Milton Caraglio of Atlas were both suspended one game for using offensive or insulting language and/or gestures; the Rojinegros will also be without Rafael Márquez for one game after he was suspended for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
Dieter Villalpando of Necaxa and Cris Martínez of Santos Laguna were given one-game suspensions for serious foul play, while David Cabrera of Pumas UNAM was suspended one game for using offensive or insulting language and/or gestures.
Tijuana got back to winning ways with a comprehensive 4-1 victory against 10-man Pumas UNAM. The result ends a three-game winless streak for the Xolos, while the universitarios have now lost two in a row.
The game started off perfectly for the visitors, though, who took the lead in the first minute. Forty-six seconds after kickoff, Matías Alustiza sent a free kick into the box for Nicolás Castillo, whose header made it 0-1 for Pumas.
The hosts opened the scoring in the 18th minute, when Alejandro Arribas met a cross from Pablo Barrera with his header, beating Nahuel Guzmán to give the universitarios the 1-0 lead.
Pumas UNAM vs Tigres UANL – 1:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM (1st) drew 1-1 with Lobos BUAP last weekend, a surprising result in a game that pitted first place against last. The universitarios remain unbeaten this season, although they are now winless in two; they’ll look to get back to winning ways – and solidify their grasp on first place – when they return home to the Estadio Olímpico Universitario for this one. Pumas may also be concerned by the fact that, after scoring six goals in their opening two games, they’ve scored just one since.
As for Tigres UANL (6th), the universitarios beat Pachuca 3-2 last weekend to remain perfect at home this season. Tigres are also unbeaten in three overall, and they’ll look for their first road win of the Clausura in this one. Despite sitting five places behind Pumas, Tigres are only one point back; a win here could see them finish the weekend in first place.
Lobos BUAP took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pumas UNAM came back for a 1-1 draw. The result snaps a three-game losing streak for the Licántropos but leaves them winless in the Clausura 2018, while the universitarios remain unbeaten.
The game started off well for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 6th minute. Lobos took advantage of a set piece to open the scoring, with César Cercado appearing completely unmarked to head home a corner kick and make it 1-0.