Monterrey remained in first place with their 0-1 win against Pumas UNAM, while Querétaro dropped into last after their 1-2 loss to Santos Laguna.
In the relegation fight, Veracruz dropped into last place in the Tabla de Cociente with their 2-3 loss to Chivas de Guadalajara, while relegation rivals Querétaro and Puebla also lost and Atlas and Lobos BUAP won.
Chivas de Guadalajara climbed out of last place with a 2-3 away win against Veracruz. The result snaps a five-game winless streak for El Rebaño, while the Tiburones Rojos have now lost two in a row and are winless in four.
Veracruz nearly grabbed the lead just two minutes into the game when José Arturo Rivas won a header inside the box, but Rodolfo Cota reacted well and sent the ball out for a corner kick. The Tiburones continued to press and Cota and the defense were kept busy in the opening quarter of an hour.
Monterrey got back to winning ways with a 0-1 away win against Pumas UNAM. The result leaves the universitarios with just one victory in their last five, and with two losses in their last three home games.
The visitors started the game off well with Jorge Benítez and Neri Cardozo active in the attack. However, Alfredo Saldívar was there to keep them off the board.
In a game that finished 10 vs 10, Tigres UANL emerged victorious with a comprehensive 3-0 win against Toluca. The result is a second consecutive win for the universitarios, while the Diablos Rojos are now winless in two and remain winless on the road this season.
It didn’t take Tigres long to open the scoring, with the hosts taking the lead in just the 8th minute. Luis Rodríguez and Enner Valencia combined well in the box before André-Pierre Gignac finished off the play to make it 1-0.
Pachuca ended a three-game winless streak with a 1-0 victory against Puebla. The result keeps the Tuzos unbeaten in two while the Poblanos saw their three-game unbeaten streak brought to a halt.
With both teams in need of points, the game was an open affair from the beginning. Pachuca looked dangerous with Jonathan Urretaviscaya feeding Ángelo Sagal and Keisuke Honda, while Víctor Guzmán tested Moisés Muñoz with several shots from outside the box.
Santos Laguna made it two wins in a row with a 1-2 away victory against Querétaro. The result is a second consecutive loss for the Gallos Blancos, who remain winless in 10 games overall.
The first half was high-intensity, and both goalkeepers were kept busy. The hosts had their first good chance through Camilo Sanvezzo, but Jonathan Orozco was there to make the save on the Brazilian’s header.
Lobos BUAP earned just their second home win of the season with a 3-0 victory against Cruz Azul. The result snaps a three-game losing streak for the licántropos, while La Máquina’s inconsistency continues – they have alternated wins and losses for their last six matches.
The hosts started the game off well and they opened the scoring in the 11th minute. Juan Carlos Medina got into the box and sent a cross towards the six-yard box; the defense was unable to clear it effectively, and Julian Quiñones finished off the loose ball to make it 1-0 for Lobos.