Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Tijuana drew 0-0 with 10-man Veracruz. The result ends a two-game losing streak for the Xolos but keeps them winless in four, while the Tiburones Rojos remain winless in two.
The game was hard-fought from the beginning, with neither side able to take control. Goal-scoring opportunities were few and far between in the opening half; Gibrán Lajud made a save in the 10th minute on a shot from distance, and that was about the only chance of note.
Monarcas Morelia got back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory against 10-man Tijuana. The result ends a two-game winless streak for La Monarquía, while the Xolos have now lost two in a row.
The game changed in the 15th minute when Tijuana’s Emanuel Aguilera was sent off after receiving his second yellow card of the night – his first having come in the 4th minute. It took Morelia just three minutes to make their extra man count as Diego Valdés received a through ball from Carlos Guzmán to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
Tigres UANL earned their first road victory of the season with a 0-1 win against Tijuana. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten in five, while snapping the Xolos’ own six-game unbeaten run.
Tigres had the first chance in the 5th minute, but Gibrán Lajud made a good save on André-Pierre Gignac, and as time wore on the hosts began to have the better of the run of play. Tijuana came close at least three times, but Nahuel Guzmán was alert to the danger.
América took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Tijuana came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Xolos unbeaten in six, although it ends their four-game winning streak, while the Águilas are unbeaten in two.
The first 15 minutes were even as the Xolos and Águilas felt each other out, but then the pace began to pick up. The hosts had the first good chance when Gustavo Bou pressured Edson Álvarez, whose intended clearance ended up heading for his own goal; however, Agustín Marchesín was able to make the save to keep the game 0-0.
Monarcas Morelia vs Tigres UANL – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Monarcas Morelia (6th) beat Lobos BUAP 1-3 last weekend to give La Monarquía three wins in a row. They won in the Copa MX in midweek as well with a 2-1 victory against Necaxa. Morelia will look to keep that streak alive when they return to the Estadio Morelos, where they have had mixed results this season – one win, one loss, and two draws.
As for Tigres UANL (5th), the universitarios did not play last weekend as their Jornada 8 game against Atlas was postponed. In their last league match, Tigres beat Lobos BUAP 3-2, a result that kept them unbeaten at home this season and unbeaten in three overall. They did lose in midweek, however, as they fell 1-3 to Zacatepec in the Copa MX.
Pumas UNAM suffered their fourth consecutive defeat as they fell 0-2 to Tijuana. The result is a fourth straight win for the Xolos, who are unbeaten in five.
The game started off quite balanced, with most of the play concentrated in midfield. The first notable chance for the hosts came in the 16th minute from a set piece. Nicolás Castillo beat his marker and got on the end of a corner kick, but he couldn’t put it on frame.
Pumas UNAM vs Tijuana – 1:00 PM – Univision / Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM (16th) fell 1-0 to Veracruz last weekend to extend their losing streak to three games and keep them winless on the road this season. The universitarios will look to get back to winning ways when they return home in this one, although they’ll be without the suspended Jesús Gallardo. Pumas have had some trouble in front of goal this season; they’re averaging less than a goal a game overall and even at home they haven’t been prolific, with four goals in three games.
As for Tijuana (7th), the Xolos beat Pachuca 2-1 last time out to extend their winning streak to three games and their unbeaten streak to four. They’ll look to keep that streak alive when they face a struggling Pumas side in this one. Tijuana has a two-game road unbeaten streak going and they’ve really found their footing in recent weeks after a slow start to the season.
Tijuana extended their winning streak to three games – and ended Pachuca’s own three-game winning streak – with a 2-1 victory against the 10-man Tuzos.
The visitors went down to 10 men very early on, with Víctor Guzmán given a straight red card in the 12th minute for a hard foul on Damián Pérez. That early expulsion changed the tone of the game, although Pachuca was still able to stifle the Xolos for nearly the entire first half.
Tijuana earned a second consecutive win with a 1-3 victory against 10-man Querétaro. The result ends a three-game unbeaten streak for the Gallos Blancos and leaves them winless in two.
The game started off slowly with the two teams looking evenly matched. Neither side was able to take control of the game in the early going, but at the half-hour mark Tijuana struck. In the 30th minute, Luis Chávez’s shot from distance deflected off Luis Mendoza, wrong-footing Tiago Volpi and giving the Xolos the 0-1 lead.
Tijuana earned their first win of the Apertura 2017 with a 2-0 victory against Santos Laguna. The result is a second straight loss for the Laguneros, who remain winless this season.
The Xolos came out attacking as they looked for that elusive first win in front of their home fans. The pressure paid off in the 22nd minute, when Gustavo Bou made it 1-0 on the half-volley following some good combination play with Luis Chávez and Víctor Malcorra.