Tijuana scored a stoppage-time goal to snatch a 1-1 draw against Santos Laguna in the opening game of matchweek 11. The result leaves the Xolos winless in two while the Laguneros are now winless in six.
The game started off well for the visitors, with Santos controlling the run of play in the early going. Ulises Rivas forced Gibran Lajud into a good save in the 20th minute, and two minutes after that Osvaldo Martínez gave them the lead with a shot from distance.
Monarcas Morelia earned a 0-2 away win against Tijuana in their Clausura 2017 Copa MX quarterfinal game.
Tijuana controlled the run of play in the first half, with the hosts enjoying more possession and a number of dangerous chances. Víctor Malcorra and Paul Arriola were very active going forward and the pair nearly connected to open the scoring, only for a deflection to send the ball over the bar.
However, in the second half Morelia got into the game. The visitors began to create their own chances, albeit primarily through set pieces.
Tijuana beat América by the minimum difference in the Copa MX round of sixteen.
The hosts took the initiative from the opening whistle and the Xolos dominated possession and chances. After spending much of the game in América’s defensive third, Tijuana found the breakthrough in the 28th minute.
Guido Rodríguez played in Paul Arriola, who sent his low shot past Agustín Marchesín to make it 1-0.
Tijuana took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pachuca came back to earn a 2-3 away win. The result ends a three-game road winless streak for the Tuzos – and puts them at least temporarily atop the table – while the Xolos saw their two-game unbeaten run brought to a halt.
Tijuana had the first chance of the game in the 9th minute through Milton Caraglio, and then Pachuca suffered an early setback as Hirving Lozano was forced out of the game with an injury in the 15th minute. “Chucky” was stretchered off the field after a foul by Michael Orozco.
Tijuana moved back into first place in the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s results – with a 2-0 victory over Monterrey. The result ends the Rayados’ unbeaten start to the Clausura 2017 season.
The Xolos were looking to get back to winning ways after a loss and a draw in their last two outings, and they began attacking from the opening whistle. In the 17th minute, Víctor Malcorra sent a low cross to the near post, where Juan Lucero appeared to finish off the chance and make it 1-0.
Atlante 1-3 Chivas de Guadalajara (Group 6)
Atlante took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Chivas de Guadalajara came from behind to earn a 1-3 away win in this Group 6 match. The victory ensures Chivas will advance to the knockout rounds of the Copa MX. The opening goal came in the 24th minute through Fernando Espinosa, whose shot from the center of the box made it 1-0.
Chivas had to wait until the second half to find a goal of their own, with Carlos Fierro making it 1-1 in the 61st minute. A few minutes later, both teams were reduced to 10 men with the sending offs of Carlos Cauich and Hedgardo Marín. Ultimately it was Chivas who took advantage of the extra space on the field, with goals from Eduardo López in the 84th minute and Michelle Benítez in stoppage time to give them the 1-3 victory.
With the 1-3 win, Chivas reaches 10 points while Atlante still has four.
Pumas UNAM overturned a three-goal deficit to grab a 3-3 draw against Tijuana on Sunday afternoon. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten at home this season while the Xolos are now winless in two.
Although the hosts had the first opportunity of the game – which goalkeeper Gibrán Lajud responded well to – it was the visitors who took the lead. In the 23rd minute, Alejandro Palacios came way out of his box and failed to get the ball, allowing Avilés Hurtado to send his shot from distance into the empty net to give the Xolos the 0-1 lead.
Pumas UNAM vs Tijuana – 1:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM (7th) fell 2-0 to Monterrey last weekend to end their four-game unbeaten streak. The universitarios are still unbeaten at home, however, and they will look to get back to winning ways when they return to the Estadio Olímpico Universitario for this one. Pumas don’t have the best attacking record, however, and they’ve scored one or fewer goals in five of their six games this season.
As for Tijuana (2nd), the Xolos fell 1-2 to Necaxa last weekend to end their four-game winning streak. That loss dropped Tijuana out of first place and they’ll look to get back there with another win here. The Xolos have a two-game road winning streak going and they have the best attacking record in the league with 13 goals scored to date.
Necaxa handed Tijuana their first home loss of the season as they Rayos picked up a 1-2 victory in the Estadio Caliente. The defeat snaps a four-game winning streak for the Xolos, while Necaxa is now unbeaten in two.
The hosts started the game off better, as they controlled possession and kept the ball in Necaxa’s defensive third. In the 16th minute, Víctor Malcorra came as close as hitting the post, but Tijuana couldn’t find the breakthrough.
Tijuana came from behind to earn a 2-4 win over León, which extends the Xolos’ winning streak to four games and keeps them in first place in the table. The result extends León’s home losing streak to three games and keeps them winless in three overall.
The night started well for La Fiera, who took the lead in just the 5th minute. Elías Hernández received a through ball and drove into the box, where he chipped the onrushing Manuel Gibrán Lajud to make it 1-0.