The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 4 games.
Joaquín Martínez of Monarcas Morelia was given a one-game suspension for receiving two yellow cards in the same game, and Edwin Cardona of Pachuca was suspended one game for violent conduct.
Santos Laguna filed a petition of non-conformity regarding the red card given to Matheus Doria, but the Disciplinary Committee overturned the petition and gave Doria a one-game suspension for serious foul play.
Despite going down to 10 men, Santos picked up an emphatic 4-1 victory against Puebla. The result makes it four straight wins for the Laguneros, while the Poblanos are still searching for their first victory.
Santos came out attacking and they had an early opportunity through Adrián Lozano, whose shot hit the crossbar. It was only a matter of time before the hosts found the breakthrough, and it came in the 15th minute. From a corner kick, Ulíses Rivera headed the ball home at the far post to put Santos ahead, 1-0.
América remained unbeaten this season with a 0-1 away win against Toluca. The result is a second straight win for the Águilas, while the Diablos Rojos have lost two in a row and remain winless in the Apertura.
Toluca was looking to get their season on track in front of their home fans, and they created a few goal-scoring opportunities. Felipe Pardo was the most dangerous player for the hosts, but Óscar Jiménez made the necessary saves to keep the Diablos off the board.
Chivas de Guadalajara looked confident in this 3-0 victory against Atlético San Luis. The result keeps El Rebaño unbeaten in three – and perfect at home – while the Potosinos have yet to record a point on the road.
The game started off well for the hosts, who took the lead in the 14th minute. Javier López received the ball just outside the box, turned, and sent his low shot just inside the post to make it 1-0 with his first goal in nearly a calendar year.
Tigres UANL scored early and never looked back as they picked up a 3-1 victory against Necaxa. The result keeps the universitarios perfect at home this season, while the Rayos remain winless on the road.
André-Pierre Gignac, who was honored in a pregame ceremony for becoming Tigres’ all-time leading goalscorer, added to his tally in the 4th minute. Gignac headed home a cross from Luis Quiñones to give the hosts the early 1-0 lead.
10-man Pachuca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as a stoppage-time goal gave Querétaro the come-from-behind 2-1 win. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten in the Apertura and lifts them to the top of the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s results – while the Tuzos remain winless.
The visitors started the game off strongly and they put Gil Alcalá to work early on, most notably in the 12th minute, when the keeper made a great point-blank save on Franco Jara to keep the game level. But the complexion of the game changed in the 16th minute when Pachuca went down to 10 men.
Cruz Azul earned their first win of the Apertura with a 2-0 victory against FC Juárez. The result keeps La Máquina unbeaten at home while the Bravos have now lost three in a row on the road.
The first half was hard-fought, with most of the play occurring in midfield, but Cruz Azul had the edge in possession and had more attacking opportunities. They couldn’t find the breakthrough, though, and the game went to halftime still tied 0-0.
Tijuana earned their first home win of the Apertura with a 1-0 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result keeps the Xolos unbeaten at home this season, while the universitarios have now lost two in a row.
The hosts took the lead early and never relinquished it. In the 9th minute, Miler Bolaños was played into the box and sent a low cross towards the far post for Camilo Sanvezzo, who slotted it home to make it 1-0 for the Xolos.
Veracruz took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Atlas came back for a 1-2 away win. The result extends the Tiburones Rojos’ record-setting league winless streak to 30 games, while the Rojinegros remain perfect on the road in the Apertura.
The game – for once – started off well for Veracruz. In the 10th minute, they earned a corner kick that turned into a goal, with Cristian Menéndez heading the ball home to make it 1-0 with his first goal in 10 months.