In a match in Mexico City, Chivas defeated Monterrey 2-0, handing Monterrey their first loss of the Clausura Mexican tournament. Héctor Moreno scored an own goal and Ricardo Marín added a goal in stoppage time for Chivas. Monterrey, previously the only undefeated team in the championship, fell to second place with 28 points, the same as América but with a better goal difference. Chivas, on the other hand, moved up to the 8th position with 19 points, still in contention for the playoffs.

Monterrey, now set to face Inter Miami in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, ended the game with nine players after Gerardo Arteaga was sent off for arguing with the referee and Jorge Rodríguez received a red card for a challenge on Roberto Alvarado. Despite dominating the game, especially before going down to nine men, Monterrey struggled to find the back of the net. Chivas took advantage of a mistake by Cowell to score the first goal, and Marín secured the victory with a well-placed shot past the goalkeeper.

Meanwhile, Pumas and Cruz Azul played to a goalless draw in another match in Mexico City. The result left Cruz Azul in 5th place with 23 points and Pumas in the 10th position with 17 points, still in the playoff zone. Toluca also secured a 3-2 victory over Pachuca after coming from behind, extending their unbeaten streak to nine games. Brian García, Tiago Volpi, and Alexis Vega scored for Toluca, while Miguel Rodríguez and Bryan González found the back of the net for Pachuca. Toluca moved up to the 3rd position with 26 points, while Pachuca remained in 6th place with 22 points.

In other news, veteran striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernández was not included in the matchday squad for Chivas due to a stomach illness. Chicharito did not travel with the team to Monterrey for the game. Overall, it was a weekend of unexpected results and exciting matches in the Mexican Clausura tournament, with teams fighting for playoff spots and positioning in the standings. The league continues to be competitive and unpredictable, making it an exciting time for football fans in Mexico and beyond.

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