Daniel Villalva of Querétaro and Christian Tabó of Puebla were both given one-game suspensions for serious foul play.
The group stage consists of six rounds of games, with each team playing four matches. The winner of each group, along with the seven best runners-up, will then advance to the knockout rounds.
Current standings can be found here.
All times Eastern, home team listed first.
Toluca, Lobos BUAP, Chivas de Guadalajara, América, and Necaxa are all perfect to date, while Monarcas Morelia, Querétaro, and Tijuana have yet to record their first point.
In the relegation standings, Veracruz remained in last place with their 0-1 loss to relegation rival Lobos.
Veracruz 0-1 Lobos BUAP
Atlas 1-2 América
Monterrey 2-2 León
Cruz Azul 0-1 Chivas de Guadalajara
Pachuca 3-0 Querétaro
Necaxa 2-1 Pumas UNAM
Tijuana 0-3 Tigres UANL
Toluca 2-0 Puebla
Santos Laguna 1-0 Monarcas Morelia
Santos Laguna wrapped up the second week of the Clausura 2019 season with a 1-0 victory against Monarcas Morelia. The result gives the Laguneros their first win, while the michoacanos have now lost two in a row.
The hosts started the game off with more possession, but Morelia was well-organized defensively and Santos couldn’t break them down, despite some early opportunities from Eduar Preciado and Emanuel Loeschbor.
Toluca moved into first place in the table with a 2-0 win against 10-man Puebla. The result is a second straight win for the Diablos Rojos, while the Poblanos remain winless in the young Clausura 2019 season.
The hosts started the game off stronger and kept the ball in Puebla’s defensive third, but they were unable to open the scoring. Puebla slowly grew into the game and leveled it out, although they also struggled to find that final incisive play.
In a game interrupted by a power outage and then marred by some alarming scenes as a fan fell from the stands and was rushed away in an ambulance, Tigres UANL earned a 3-0 away win against Tijuana. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten this season while the Xolos remain winless.
The first half started at a good pace and both teams had opportunities in the opening 20 minutes; then the lights went out, resulting in a 16-minute delay before power was restored and the game could resume.
The Rayos came out attacking as they looked to get their season started on the right foot, and in the 14th minute they took the lead. Martín Barragán took a shot from the top of the box that the keeper saved, but the rebound fell for Cristian Calderón, who knocked it home to make it 1-0.
Chivas de Guadalajara remained perfect in the Clausura 2019 with a 0-1 away win against Cruz Azul. The result keeps La Máquina winless this season and also marks the first time they’ve lost at home in league play since moving to the Estadio Azteca.
The game started off evenly, with much of the play happening in midfield as neither team was able to take control. It took nearly half an hour for the first clear chance, a header by Jair Pereira that Jesús Corona saved.
Pachuca earned their first win of the Clausura 2019 with a 3-0 victory against 10-man Querétaro. The result helps the Tuzos bounce back from their opening-week thrashing, while the Gallos Blancos have now lost two in a row.
Both teams were looking for their first wins in this one, and the game started off at a good pace with chances at either end. But Querétaro quickly found themselves at a disadvantage as Daniel Villalva was given a straight red card in the 14th minute for a hard tackle on Jorge Hernández, leaving the visitors with just 10 men.
Neither team could take control in the first half. Monterrey looked to use their speed to get behind León’s defense, but the visitors were well-organized and were able to use Luis Montes and Rubens Sambueza to get some control in the midfield.