Veracruz took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Querétaro scored a last-minute equalizer to make it 1-1. The result ends a two-game winning streak for the Tiburones Rojos but keeps both teams unbeaten in three.
The Gallos Blancos had the first good chance of the game in the 10th minute, when Luis Noriega got on the end of a cross from Édgar Benítez, but Pedro Gallese was able to make the save.
Lobos BUAP vs América – 6:00 PM
Lobos BUAP (4th) fell 2-0 to Pumas UNAM to end their unbeaten start to the Apertura 2017. The licántropos are still unbeaten at home, though, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they return to the Estadio Universitario BUAP for this one. Lobos have the best attacking record in the league and they’ll look to show that last weekend’s shutout loss was just an anomaly.
As for América (2nd), the Águilas beat Atlas 0-1 last weekend to give them three wins in a row. They won in midweek as well, with a come-from-behind 2-3 away victory against Potros UAEM in the Copa MX. América is perfect on the road this season and they’ll look to keep that streak alive in their visit to the newly-promoted side. They have one of the best defensive records in the league and they’ll look to shutout Lobos’ high-flying attack here. They will, however, be without the suspended Bruno Valdez.
Necaxa 4-0 Mineros de Zacatecas (Group 9)
Necaxa remained unbeaten in the Copa MX with a comprehensive 4-0 win against Mineros de Zacatecas. The result leaves Mineros winless in the competition. The Rayos took an early lead and never looked back, with Martín Barragán finishing off a low cross from Daniel Álvarez in the third minute to make it 1-0. Then, in the 7th minute, Necaxa earned a penalty kick after Víctor Dávila was fouled in the box. Barragán took and converted the spot kick to make it 2-0.
Mineros tried to overcome the early deficit, but the chances did not go their way. The visitors had a golden opportunity to get back into the game with a penalty of their own, but Roberto Nurse saw his PK saved by Aarón Fernández. Then in the second half, Necaxa put the game completely out of reach. Dávila scored a volley to make it 3-0 and then Dieter Villalpando scored direct from a free kick to make it 4-0 in the 74th.
With the 4-0 win, Necaxa reaches seven points while Mineros still have zero.
Veracruz earned a 2-3 away win against Santos Laguna on Sunday night to give the Tiburones Rojos back-to-back victories in league play. The result ends Santos Laguna’s unbeaten start to the season and leaves them winless in the Apertura.
The Guerreros were looking to end a run of draws with a victory in front of their home fans, and Gael Sandoval had a chance to open the scoring in the opening minute. He got free on the right but his shot from outside the box took a deflection, sending the ball into the post and saving Veracruz from an early deficit.
Pumas UNAM vs Lobos BUAP – 1:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM (13th) fell 2-1 to América last weekend to give the universitarios back-to-back losses. Pumas is winless in three in all competitions after a 1-1 draw with Monterrey in the Copa MX in midweek, and they’ll be looking to get back to winning ways when they return home to the Estadio Olímpico Universitario for this one. Pumas is unbeaten at home to date in league play.
As for Lobos BUAP (1st), the licántropos beat Pachuca 3-2 last weekend to remain unbeaten this season. The newly-promoted team will look to continue their great start to the season – and remain in first place – with another win here. Lobos are the league’s leading goalscorers, with nine goals from their first three games, and they’ll look for another strong attacking performance in this one.
Veracruz 1-2 León (Group 6)
León remained perfect in the Copa MX with a 1-2 away win against Veracruz. The result leaves the Tiburones Rojos still looking for their first points in the competition. A light rain and a wet field kept the game moving at a rapid pace, but it wasn’t until the half-hour mark that León took the lead. In the 31st minute, Andrés Andrade sent a cross in for Álvaro Ramos, whose header gave the visitors the 0-1 lead.
Veracruz responded on the stroke of halftime through Leandro Díaz, whose shot from the top of the box beat Édgar Hernández to make it 1-1. But La Fiera reclaimed the lead in the second half, with Andrade getting on the scoreboard himself in the 62nd minute, assissted by Maximiliano Cerato, to make it 1-2. Veracruz pushed for a second equalizer, and they came as close as hitting the post, but ultimately León held on to the lead.
With the 1-2 win, León reaches six points while Veracruz still has zero.
Veracruz beat Puebla 2-0 to give the Tiburones Rojos their first victory of the season. The result keeps Puebla winless in the Apertura 2017.
The game started at a good pace as both teams pressed forward in search of that elusive first victory. It was the visitors who started off better, but it was the hosts who opened the scoring. In the 9th minute, Adrián Luna scored direct from a free kick to give Veracruz the 1-0 lead – and their first goal of the Apertura.
Toluca vs Atlas – 1:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Toluca (6th) beat León 3-1 last weekend to remain unbeaten this season. They won in midweek as well, with a 3-0 victory against Dorados de Sinaloa 3-0. The Diablos Rojos will look to keep that winning streak alive against one of the league’s two perfect teams in this one.
As for Atlas (1st), the Rojinegros beat Pumas UNAM 2-1 last weekend to remain perfect in league play. They are pefect in all competitions, actually, after earning a 0-1 away win against América in the Copa MX in midweek. Atlas will look to keep that winning streak alive – and remain top of the table – when they take on Toluca here.
Alebrijes de Oaxaca 1-0 Veracruz (Group 6)
Alebrijes de Oaxaca earned their first victory of the Copa MX with a 1-0 win against Veracruz. The Tiburones Rojos had the first chance of the game, with a dangerous cross into the box that David Álvarez very nearly deflected into his own net. After that, though, the hosts took control and Rodrigo Noya opened the scoring for Oaxaca in the 33rd minute.
In the second half, Alebrijes sat back to defend their lead, ceding more of the ball to the visitors. Veracruz was unable to do much with their possession, however, while Oaxaca looked dangerous on the counter. In the end, the lone goal was enough for the hosts.
With the 1-0 win, Alebrijes reach three points while Veracruz still has zero.
Monterrey went down to 10 men in the first half but nevertheless were able to beat Veracruz 1-0. The victory keeps the Rayados unbeaten this season, while the Tiburones Rojos remain winless.
Monterrey came out looking for their first win of the season and it took them less than 30 seconds to take the lead. Just 27 seconds after kickoff, Dorlan Pabón put his right-footed shot into the net to make it 1-0 for the Rayados.