A 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.
After 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.”
A 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.
Atlante 1-3 Chivas de Guadalajara (Group 6)
Atlante took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Chivas de Guadalajara came from behind to earn a 1-3 away win in this Group 6 match. The victory ensures Chivas will advance to the knockout rounds of the Copa MX. The opening goal came in the 24th minute through Fernando Espinosa, whose shot from the center of the box made it 1-0.
Chivas had to wait until the second half to find a goal of their own, with Carlos Fierro making it 1-1 in the 61st minute. A few minutes later, both teams were reduced to 10 men with the sending offs of Carlos Cauich and Hedgardo Marín. Ultimately it was Chivas who took advantage of the extra space on the field, with goals from Eduardo López in the 84th minute and Michelle Benítez in stoppage time to give them the 1-3 victory.
With the 1-3 win, Chivas reaches 10 points while Atlante still has four.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended one player, one coach, and opened two investigations in the aftermath of last weekend’s Jornada 7 games.
The two suspensions both went to Club América, with player Miguel Ángel Samudio given a one-game suspension for violent conduct and coach Ricardo La Volpe given his own one-game suspension for entering the playing field.
Following Tigres UANL’s 3-0 away win against Veracruz, a huge fight broke out in the stands, with the violence throwing a shadow over what had been an entertaining game.
After the loss, some of the Tiburones Rojos supporters climbed over the barriers around the section where the away fans were located and began to hit and kick the Tigres fans and throw bottles at them.
Police inaction in the face of the violence – which went so far as to include someone being beaten with a pipe – infuriated Tigres coach Tuca Ferretti, who shoved and shouted at an officer in riot gear who was standing on the field watching the events in the stands.
Tigres UANL ended their three-game losing streak with a 0-3 victory over Veracruz. The loss is a second consecutive one for the Tiburones Rojos, and it also ends their three-game home winning streak.
The game was back-and-forth in the early going, with neither team able to take control or get much past midfield. But as time wore on, the visitors began to enjoy the majority of possession, and with it they began to generate chances.
Veracruz vs Tigres UANL – 10:00 PM – Azteca America
Veracruz (8th) fell 1-0 to Toluca last weekend to extend their road losing streak to three games. The Tiburones Rojos are still unbeaten – and are in fact perfect – at home, though, and they will look to get back to winning ways when they return to the Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente for this one. Veracruz has also been very good defensively at home, where they have posted three consecutive clean sheets.