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Clausura 2017 Relegation Watch: Three Games Remaining

With three games left to play in the Clausura 2017 season, there are four teams still mathematically involved in the relegation fight: Veracruz, Monarcas Morelia, Jaguares de Chiapas, and Puebla.

Current relegation standings:

# Team Points Games Average
15 Puebla 118 99 1.1919
16 Monarcas Morelia 112 99 1.1313
17 Jaguares de Chiapas 112 99 1.1313
18 Veracruz 111 99 1.1212

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Veracruz vs Necaxa – Jornada 14 Recap and Highlights

Veracruz will remain at the foot of the relegation standings after falling 0-1 to Necaxa. The result ends a two-game home winning streak for the Tiburones Rojos, while the Rayos snapped a seven-game winless streak.

With both teams involved in the relegation fight, the intensity was high from the opening whistle. However, nerves were running high as well, with neither team wanting to risk too much going forward and thus expose themselves on the counter.

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Veracruz vs Puebla – Jornada 10 Recap and Highlights

In this game with crucial relegation implications, Veracruz beat Puebla 3-2. The result gives the Tiburones Rojos back-to-back home wins and could see them move out of last place in the Tabla de Cociente, depending on other results. As for Puebla, the Poblanos have now lost two in a row and are winless in five.

With so much on the line in this one, both teams came out looking to pick up all three points. Veracruz had the first few chances of the game, but Puebla was well-organized in the back.

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León vs Veracruz – Jornada 13 Recap and Highlights

A flurry of late goals gave León a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Veracruz, and moved La Fiera off the foot of the table for the first time since they dropped into 18th in week seven. The loss continued Veracruz’s road woes, as the Tiburones Rojos have lost all seven of their away games this season, scoring just one goal in the process.

León controlled the game throughout, although it took them quite a while to find the breakthrough. In the first half, Mauro Boselli hit the post and Pedro Gallese was in fine form in goal to keep the hosts off the board.

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Veracruz vs Cruz Azul – Jornada 12 Recap and Highlights

Playing in an empty stadium as punishment for fan violence, Veracruz came from behind to claim a 3-1 victory against Cruz Azul. Even with the win, the Tiburones Rojos will remain at the foot of the relegation standings, but they have breathed new life into their campaign to remain in the first division.

The visitors started the game off better and enjoyed more possession. But when Julián Velázquez was called for a foul on Eduardo Herrera in the box, it looked like Veracruz would take the lead from the penalty spot.

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Juan Antonio Luna New Coach of Veracruz

Veracruz has announced that Juan Antonio Luna has been named head coach of the Tiburones Rojos for the remainder of the Clausura 2017 season. He will be joined by assistant coach Cristóbal Ortega.

OFFICIAL – As of this moment Juan A. Luna is coach and Cristóbal Ortega will be his assistant

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Chivas de Guadalajara vs Veracruz – Jornada 11 Recap and Highlights

Chivas de Guadalajara reclaimed first place in the table with a 2-0 victory over Veracruz. The win is a second consecutive one for El Rebaño, while the Tiburones Rojos have now lost five in a row.

Chivas started the game off strongly and nearly opened the scoring just a minute in, when Alan Pulido found Ángel Zaldívar, but Pedro Gallese was able to react and save Zaldívar’s attempt on the line.

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Monarcas Morelia vs Veracruz – Jornada 9 Recap and Highlights

morelia veracruzA penalty kick gave Monarcas Morelia a 1-0 victory against Veracruz in this game with huge relegation implications. The result ends a two-game winless streak for Morelia while extending the Tiburones Rojos’ losing streak to four games. More importantly, it allowed Morelia to leapfrog Veracruz in the relegation standings.

Morelia looked to make their home field advantage count in order to move off the foot of the Tabla de Cociente, and the hosts had the best chance of the first half. In the 35th minute, Veracruz struggled to clear their lines and Sebastián Vegas pounced on a rebound, only for Pedro Gallese to make a great save to keep the game goalless.

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Liga MX Hands Out Sanctions for Veracruz Violence

disciplinary reportAfter the Jornada 7 game between Veracruz and Tigres UANL ended with extensive violence in the stands, Liga MX opened an investigation into the incident.

This afternoon, league president Enrique Bonilla and Eugenio Rivas, president of the the Disciplinary Committee, held a press conference to discuss the sanctions for the involved clubs.

Bonilla first addressed the causes of the incident, noting that “Liga MX must recognize that the established protocols were not adequately applied… The clubs, for their part, didn’t take the relevant measures to hold a game of this magnitude: the home team didn’t implement the necessary security operations for a game with 25,000 fans.”

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Pachuca vs Veracruz – Jornada 8 Recap and Highlights

pachuca veracruzA stoppage-time goal gave Pachuca the 1-0 victory over Veracruz. The result keeps the Tuzos unbeaten at home this season while the Tiburones Rojos remain winless on the road.

Pachuca dominated the game in the first half, with the lion’s share of possession and chances. Their first opportunity came in just the 3rd minute, when Víctor Guzmán tried his luck with a low shot from distance that ended up hitting the post.

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