Michael Pérez of Chivas de Guadalajara was given a one-game suspension for serious foul play, while Juan Ignacio González of León was suspended one game for violent conduct.
In the relegation fight, Veracruz remained last in the Tabla de Cociente with their 0-1 loss to Necaxa, while relegation rivals Jaguares de Chiapas and Monarcas Morelia also lost and Puebla won.
Puebla scored a stoppage-time goal to beat Cruz Azul 2-1 in the last game of Jornada 14. The result snaps a five-game winless streak for the Poblanos and ends a two-game unbeaten streak for La Máquina. The victory also puts Puebla on the brink of mathematically guaranteeing their survival in the relegation fight; they are now seven points clear of Veracruz with just nine points left to play for.
The visitors took the lead very early on, with Rafael Baca finishing off a cross from Ángel Mena with a diving header in just the 4th minute. But despite looking the better team for much of the first half, Cruz Azul was unable to add to their 0-1 lead, and Puebla turned things around in the second 45.
The hosts very nearly opened the scoring in the opening moments, but Hugo González kept the game goalless with a good save on Fernando Uribe in the 5th minute.
América beat Querétaro by the minimum difference to remain unbeaten at home this season. The result also gives the Águilas back-to-back wins and keeps them unbeaten in seven overall, while extending the Gallos Blancos’ losing streak to four games.
The hosts took the initiative from the opening whistle and they found chances in the early going, primarily through Oribe Peralta. But it wasn’t until just before halftime that América was able to open the scoring.
Tigres dominated the game from the beginning, and their pressure paid off in the 14th minute, when Ismael Sosa made it 1-0 for the hosts. He received the ball at the top of the box, ran behind the defense, and sent his shot into the back of the net.
Santos Laguna took the early lead but Atlas scored late to tie it as this game finished 1-1. The result leaves both teams winless in two, but Atlas remains unbeaten at home in four and Santos is unbeaten in five overall.
The visitors took the lead in the 8th minute when Walter Sandoval took the ball into the box, got it back from Julio César Furch, and shot past Miguel Ángel Fraga to make it 0-1.
Pachuca’s goal drought has now stretched to five games as the Tuzos drew 0-0 with 10-man Chivas de Guadalajara. The result keeps Pachuca unbeaten at home this season but winless in five overall, while Chivas is now winless in two.
The hosts started the game off brightly as they looked to snap their poor run of form in front of their home crowd. But Rodolfo Cota was alert to the danger and the Chivas netminder turned into the star of the game for the visitors as he made a number of impressive saves to keep the game goalless.
Despite finishing the game with 10 men, León did enough to earn a 1-2 away win against Monarcas Morelia. The result ends Morelia’s six-game unbeaten streak and instead leaves them winless in four, while León remains unbeaten on the road in three.
The loss keeps Morelia right in the thick of the relegation fight; with rivals Veracruz and Jaguares also losing this weekend, this would have been a good opportunity for Morelia to earn some separation from the pack. But despite Morelia’s need for a victory, it was the visitors who struck first – and early.
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.