Atlas took, lost, and regained the lead as they beat 10-man Tijuana 2-1 in an empty Estadio Jalisco. The game was played behind closed doors as punishment for fans’ homophobic chanting in the Rojinegros’ last home game. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for Atlas, while the Xolos are now winless in three.
Atlas came out looking to get their season back on track in their first game under new coach Rafa Puente, who took over just yesterday. The breakthrough came in the 29th minute, when Luciano Acosta scored a golazo of a free kick to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Tijuana and América played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Xolos unbeaten at home this season – but winless in two overall – while the Águilas remain unbeaten overall.
The visitors quickly found a good chance through Giovani dos Santos, but he couldn’t beat the onrushing Manuel Gibrán Lajud and the opportunity went begging. At the other end, Miler Bolaños forced a good save out of Memo Ochoa as the two teams traded chances.
Querétaro earned a comfortable 3-0 victory against Tijuana in this Jornada 2 game. The result gives the Gallos Blancos their first win of the season, while the Xolos suffered their first loss.
Querétaro came into this one looking for a positive result after a heavy away loss last weekend, and it didn’t take them long to open the scoring. In the 15th minute, Ariel Nahuelpán scored against his former team with a low shot to the far corner to make it 1-0 for the Gallos.
In a game that finished 10 vs 10 and went past the 100th minute, León emerged victorious with a 1-2 away win against Tijuana. The loss eliminates the Xolos from playoff contention, while La Fiera – already qualified for the Liguilla – locked up the second seed.
All the pressure was on the hosts for this one; Tijuana needed a draw to keep any sort of hope alive, and even with a win their fate wouldn’t be entirely in their own hands. But despite that, it was the visitors who took the lead.
Monterrey beat 10-man Tijuana 0-4 away to keep their playoff hopes alive while complicating Tijuana’s. The result keeps the Rayados unbeaten in four while the Xolos have now lost two in a row.
The game changed in the 21st minute, when, after VAR review, Jordan Silva was red-carded for a foul on Rogelio Funes Mori in the box. Not only were Tijuana down to 10, but they were facing a penalty kick. Nicolas Sánchez put away the spot kick to make it 0-1 for Monterrey.
Tijuana improved their positioning in the playoff race with a 0-1 victory against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result gives the Xolos back-to-back victories while El Rebaño saw their three-game unbeaten streak halted.
Chivas needed a win to keep their own playoff hopes alive, and they came out attacking as they looked for a victory in front of their home fans. But they couldn’t find a goal while they were on the front foot, and soon Tijuana grew into the game.
Tijuana kept themselves in the playoff fight with a 2-0 win against Veracruz. The result snaps a two-game winless streak for the Xolos, while the Tiburones Rojos’ own record-setting winless streak grew to 41 games.
The hosts took control of the game early, with Camilo Sanvezzo and Ariel Nahuelpán looking particularly dangerous in the attack. Sebastián Jurado made a number of saves to keep Veracruz in the game, while the Tiburones Rojos’ defense once again looked out of sorts.
Santos Laguna returned to the top of the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s results – with a comfortable 4-1 victory against Tijuana. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the Guerreros, while the Xolos are now winless in two.
It took half an hour to find the breakthrough, but that opened the floodgates. In the 33rd minute, Diego Valdés got into the box and played the ball to Brian Lozano, whose diving header was saved by Manuel Gibrán Lajud – but the rebound fell to Valdés, who put it away to make it 1-0.
Both teams had the lead at one time or another, but in the end – after Tijuana picked up three red cards to finish the game with just 8 players – Atlas scored a stoppage-time equalizer to tie the game 2-2. The result keeps the Xolos and the Rojinegros both unbeaten in three.
Tijuana had looked the better team to start the game, but it was Atlas who took the lead towards the end of the first half. Gibrán Lajud came off his line but didn’t get to a cross, allowing Facundo Barceló to head it into the empty net. 0-1.
Pachuca scored early and often en route to a 4-1 victory against Tijuana. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for the Tuzos, while the Xolos are now winless in three and have lost four in a row on the road.
The hosts came out attacking as they looked to get back on track in front of their home fans, and it didn’t take long for one of those attacking forays to pay off. In the 8th minute, Franco Jara was brought down in the box to earn Pachuca an early penalty kick. Jara took it himself and converted it to make it 1-0 for the Tuzos.