Tigres UANL coach Ricardo Ferretti and Puebla coach José Luis Sánchez Solá were both given one-game suspensions for insulting and/or showing a lack of respect towards players or members of the coaching staff after the pair were involved in an altercation.
Veracruz’s struggles continued with a 0-1 home loss to Monterrey. The result gives the Rayados back-to-back wins, while the Tiburones Rojos have now lost four in a row and are still looking for their first victory of the season.
Veracruz suffered a 9-2 loss to Pachuca last weekend, followed by the FIFA-mandated deduction of six points in the standings due to outstanding debts; winless through 14 games and already relegated, the hosts were looking to salvage a little pride here.
Veracruz’s horrific Clausura 2019 season took another turn for the worse on Monday, when FIFA ordered a six-point deduction for the club. Veracruz has an outstanding debt of $224,550 to Uruguayan club Montevideo Wanderers for the rights to Matías Santos, who joined Veracruz in August 2017.
The young midfielder barely featured for the club, accumulating 180 minutes for the U-20 team and 90 minutes in the Copa MX; he was on the bench for two Liga MX games, but did not play. He left Veracruz for Deportivo Pasto July 2018.
Pachuca earned the biggest league win in their history with a 9-2 thumping of Veracruz. The result keeps the Tuzos perfect at home this season, while the Tiburones Rojos remain winless in the Clausura 2019.
Pachuca dominated the game from the beginning, and they found the breakthrough in the 16th minute. Franco Jara sent a cross to the far post and Leonardo Ulloa headed it home to make it 1-0 for the Tuzos.
A late goal gave Atlas a 0-1 road victory against Veracruz on Friday night. The result keeps the Tiburones Rojos winless in the Clausura and rooted to the foot of the table, while the Rojinegros have picked up back-to-back victories.
Veracruz had the better of the run of play in the first half, but their anemic offense couldn’t find the breakthrough; the Tiburones have been shut out in 10 of their 13 league games this season. Cristian Menéndez came closest with his 12th minute effort, but Anderson Santamaría cleared it away.
Necaxa picked up just their second home win of the season with a 2-0 victory against Veracruz. The result gives the Rayos back-to-back victories and keeps them unbeaten in three, while the Tiburones Rojos remain winless this season.
Veracruz’s relegation seems ever more of a sure thing, with the Tiburones showing a complete inability to find goals, points, and victories with two-thirds of the Clausura 2019 season gone. They nearly shot themselves in the foot in the 22nd minute of this game when two defenders collided trying to clear a cross and came within inches of sending the ball into their own net.
Both teams had the lead at one time or another, but in the end Veracruz and Santos Laguna had to settle for a 2-2 draw. The result leaves the Tiburones Rojos still looking for their first win of the Clausura 2019, while the Laguneros remain winless in two.
The game started off well for the hosts, as Veracruz took the lead in the 8th minute. Santos couldn’t get the ball clear and a low cross from Jefferson Murillo reached Bryan Carrasco, who sent it into the back of the net to make it 1-0 for the Tiburones.
Bruno Valdez of América and Colin Kazim-Richards of Veracruz were given one-game suspensions for receiving two yellow cards in the same game, while Daniel Arreola of Puebla was suspended for yellow-card accumulation after receiving his fifth caution of the season.
Veracruz snapped their seven-game scoreless streak but was unable to hold the lead as they drew 1-1 with Cruz Azul. The result keeps the Tiburones Rojos winless in the Clausura 2019, while La Máquina are now winless in four.
Veracruz came out looking to finally make their home field advantage count, and they had a good chance in just the 3rd minute. Colin Kazim-Richards sent a dangerous cross into the box for Cristian Menéndez, but he couldn’t get the final touch.
Víctor Milke of Querétaro was given a one-game suspension for serious foul play, while Edson García of Veracruz was suspended one game for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
Antonio Ríos of Toluca was suspended for receiving two yellow cards in the same game, while coach Hernán Cristante was given a one-game suspension for using offensive and/or obscene language and/or gestures.