Juan Pablo Vigón of Atlas, Efraín Velarde of Monarcas Morelia, and Alan Acosta of Puebla were all given one-game suspensions for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
Monterrey remains the only unbeaten team, while Veracruz remains the only winless one.
In the relegation standings, Veracruz remained in last place in the Tabla de Cociente despite their draw, while relegation rival Lobos lost.
Veracruz 2-2 Santos Laguna
Atlas 0-2 Cruz Azul
Pachuca 4-0 Tijuana
América 1-0 Puebla
Monterrey 1-1 Tigres UANL
Necaxa 1-1 Toluca
Querétaro 0-0 Chivas de Guadalajara
Pumas UNAM 2-2 Monarcas Morelia
Lobos BUAP 0-1 León
Lobos came out attacking as they looked to put their home-field advantage to good use and move ever closer to safety from relegation. Mauro Lainez had the first chance of the game, but Rodolfo Cota made the save.
Monarcas Morelia took a two-goal lead but failed to hold it as Pumas UNAM came back for a 2-2 draw. The result ends a two-game losing streak for the universitarios, but keeps them winless in three, while La Monarquía are unbeaten in two but remain winless in seven.
The game got off to a perfect start for the visitors, who took the lead within the opening 15 seconds. Gastón Lezcano drove into the box, left his defender on the ground, and sent his low shot past the keeper to make it 0-1 for Morelia.
Toluca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Necaxa came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends a three-game losing streak for the Rayos, but keeps them winless in five, while the Diablos Rojos are now unbeaten in two.
The game appeared to have started perfectly for the hosts, with Rodrigo Contreras putting the ball in the back of the net in the very first minute, but the would-be goal was disallowed for offside.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Querétaro and Chivas de Guadalajara played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos winless in two and stuck at the foot of the standings, while El Rebaño remain winless in three heading into next week’s SuperClásico.
The visitors had the better of the chances throughout the game, but they couldn’t convert any of them. Diego Novaretti nearly scored an own-goal in the 13th minute as he tried to clear a Chivas free kick, but to the defender’s relief his header hit the crossbar and stayed out.
América dominated the game, but they struggled to make anything of their possession. Mateus Uribe, Nicolás Castillo, Renato Ibarra, and Jorge Sánchez all had opportunities in the first half, but a combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping kept the Águilas off the board.
Monterrey took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Tigres UANL came back for a 1-1 draw in the Clausura 2019 edition of the Clásico Regio. The result keeps the Rayados unbeaten this season, but it also keeps the universitarios in first place, one point ahead of their rivals.
The hosts looked the stronger team for much of the game as they put their home-field advantage to good use, although initially there were chances for both teams. Eduardo Vargas had an early opportunity for Tigres, but he couldn’t get his attempt on target; then, in the 16th minute, Rogelio Funes Mori caught the defense napping but sent his shot into Nahuel Guzmán.
Pachuca got back to winning ways with a comfortable 4-0 victory against Tijuana. The result keeps the Tuzos perfect at home this season, while the Xolos saw their three-game winning streak and five-game unbeaten streak brought to an abrupt halt.
The game started of well for the hosts, who came out attacking and took the lead in the 9th minute. Jaine Barreiro, who scored not one but two own-goals in Pachuca’s loss last weekend, found some redemption as he headed home a corner kick to make it 1-0 for the Tuzos.
Cruz Azul continued their climb up the table with a 0-2 away win against Atlas. The result gives La Máquina back-to-back wins and keeps them unbeaten in three, while the Rojinegros have now lost five in a row.
The visitors came out attacking and had their first good chance in the 3rd minute, but Milton Caraglio couldn’t get his header on target. That was a sign of things to come, though, as Atlas was unable to deal with Cruz Azul’s pressure.