Atlas filed a petition of nonconformity regarding the red card given to Lorenzo Reyes, which was upheld, clearing Reyes to play in the Rojinegros’ next game. Veracruz’s petition, regarding the card given to Luiz Caicedo, was overturned, and he will be suspended for the Tiburones Rojos’ next match.
Veracruz erased a two-goal deficit only to concede a late penalty as they fell 2-3 to Toluca. The result gives the Diablos Rojos back-to-back wins while the Tiburones Rojos have now lost two in a row.
The visitors quickly took control of the game, and in the 13th minute they took the lead. Rubens Sambueza played in Luis Quiñones, whose low shot to the far post beat Pedro Gallese to make it 0-1 for Toluca.
Cruz Azul kept their unbeaten season going with a comprehensive 4-1 victory against Veracruz. The result keeps La Máquina perfect at home in the Apertura 2018, while the Tiburones Rojos have now lost three of their last four.
Cruz Azul had the better of the early chances, with Milton Caraglio in particular keeping Veracruz’s defense on their toes. Elías Hernández also had a dangerous opportunity with his volleyed attempt in the 17th minute, but his shot was ultimately off target.
Cruz Azul vs Veracruz – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (1st) drew 1-1 with Santos Laguna last weekend to end a two-game winning streak but keep them unbeaten this season. They suffered their first loss in all competitions in midweek, though, where they fell 1-0 to Atlas in the Copa MX. La Máquina will look to remain unbeaten in league play – and remain in first place – with a victory against a struggling Veracruz side in this one. Cruz Azul has the best defensive record in the league, having conceded just two goals through seven games, and they have yet to allow a single goal at home.
As for Veracruz (15th), the Tiburones Rojos beat Tijuana 1-0 last weekend to end a two-game losing streak. They’ve struggled to score this season though, with just five goals total and just two on the road, which doesn’t bode well for them going up against the league’s best defense. Veracruz’s own defensive record is the worst in the league with 13 goals allowed, but they’ll try hope to surprise what may well be an over-confidant Cruz Azul side here.
In a game delayed by a second-half power outage, Veracruz earned their first home win of the season with a 1-0 victory against Tijuana. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the Tiburones Rojos, while the Xolos are now winless in six.
The night started off well for the hosts, with the Tiburones taking the lead in just the 8th minute. Bryan Carrasco sent a long ball into the box for Diego Chávez, whose header made it 1-0 for Veracruz early on.
Following the resignation of head coach Guillermo Vázquez on Monday, Liga MX has announced they have requested an audit of Veracruz’s finances.
Vázquez claimed “double contracts” – a situation where a player or coach signs one official contract with the soccer federation and a second, private contract directly with the club – were the reason for his resignation, as he said Veracruz owed him money due to his “abnormal” contract situation.
Chivas de Guadalajara earned their first victory of the Apertura 2018 season with a 0-2 away win against 10-man Veracruz. The result ends a two-game unbeaten streak for the Tiburones Rojos and keeps them winless at home this season.
The game started off slightly in Veracruz’s favor, but the hosts couldn’t keep possession and before long it was Chivas looking the better side. It took El Rebaño just 11 minutes to take the lead, with Eduardo López’s right-footed shot taking a deflection to beat Pedro Gallese and make it 0-1.
Veracruz vs Chivas de Guadalajara – 8:00 PM – Unimás
Veracruz (13th) beat Puebla 1-2 last weekend to keep the Tiburones Rojos unbeaten in two. They’re still at the bottom of the relegation standings, though – and they’re still winless at home. Their poor home form continued in midweek, where they suffered a 0-3 loss to América in the Copa MX. They’ve had some trouble scoring – they’re averaging just a goal a game – but they’re facing another struggling team in this one and they’ll look to get on track with a home win here.
As for Chivas de Guadalajara (17th), El Rebaño fell 1-2 to Santos Laguna last weekend to remain winless in league play this season. They did pick up a win in the Copa MX in midweek, with a 1-0 victory against Alebrijes de Oaxaca, and they’ll look to carry that form over into this one. Their lone point of the Apertura came on the road and they’ll look to take advantage of another team with home woes in this one.
Veracruz announced today that Guillermo Vázquez and his coaching staff have tendered their resignations, which the club has accepted.
Puebla took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Veracruz came back for a 1-2 away win. The result gives the Tiburones Rojos their first victory of the Apertura, while the Poblanos have now lost two in a row.
Both teams went into this one looking for points – and looking to deny those points to a relegation rival. The game started off cagey, with neither team wanting to give the other an opportunity. Puebla found a dangerous chance early on via a free kick, however, with Christian Tabó hitting the crossbar.