Disciplinary Commission Investigation Update

The Disciplinary Commission has completed its investigation into incidents that happened during the Jaguares-Santos game in Clausura 2017 Round 16, where fans & “animation group” members invaded the field and briefly halted play among other incidents. The Commisson determined that Jaguares violated 3 articles of the Sanctions Regulation, and the punishment is an undisclosed fine and a stadium veto, meaning their first home game of the Ascenso MX 2017-2018 season will be played in a closed/empty Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna. No penalties were levied against Santos.

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Clausura 2017 Round 17 Results: Jaguares 1, Atlas 0

Usually a win is a cause for celebration, but in the case of Jaguares it was a bit muted. The good is they finished the season with a 1-0 win over Atlas. The bad is, because Morelia also won, it was the farewell for Jaguares as they have been officially demoted. Christian Bermudez scored the only goal in the 10th minute. Because of the loss, Atlas will fall from in the playoff positioning, but that may be good for them as they will avoid Tigres until at least the semifinals. Depending on what happens tomorrow, they will get either Guadalajara or Toluca first. As for Jaguares, their spot will be taken by the Ascemso MX Grand Champion. In the end they were done in by a colossal negative goal differential. They were tied with Veracruz for last, but Veracruz had a -39 goal differential to -49 for Jaguares.

Game Stats:
Goals-Christian Bermudez (Jaguares, 10′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Atlas 1
Corner kicks-Atlas 7, Jaguares 3
Amarillas-Jaguares 1 (Jesus Escoboza, 46′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue; Estadio Jalisco, Guaalajara, Jalisco
Attendance: TBA

Next up:
Atlas-TBA vs. Guadalajara or Toluca in Gran Fiesta Quarterfinals
Jaguares-Demotion to Ascenso MX

More Fans Behaving Badly This Weekend

According to a press release a short time ago from Jaguares, there was an instance of fan violence/troublemaking at Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna during this weekend’s Jaguares-Santos game. From what I could translate, it seemed to involve an “animation/fan group” called Cabecera Norte, that somehow got into a skirmish with or broke through security in the stands in the 91st minute (so almost at the end of the game). A reported 26 people, including 9 women, were arrested at the scene by security & Tuxtla Gutierrez authorities. The club laments the situation occurred and pledged to work with the Mexican Soccer Federation & the government of the state of Chiapas to guarantee adequate security and safety of fans at the stadium in the future.

Source: Chiapas Jaguares press release

Clausura 2017 Round 16 Results: Jaguares 2, Santos 2

In a must-win game for both their slim playoff chances and hopes of avoiding demotion, Jaguares was in position to save their season and then some but ultimately failed in a game that could have very far-reaching consequences for them, only managing a 2-2 tie against Santos. It took Jaguares less than 2 minutes to get the lead when Luis Leal broke the goalie’s legs on an attack and casually kicked the ball into the net for the first goal. They kept the lead until the 69th minute, when Osvaldo Martinez got Santos on the board. Jonathan Rodriguez gave the visitors the lead in the 80th minute with a goal, but Jonathan Fabbro got Jaguares back to 2-2 a couple minutes later. 5+ minutes of extra time wasn’t enough to break the tie. It’s a mind-boggling 10th tie for Santos against just 5 wins but only 1 loss, but the point was enough to lock up a playoff berth. As for Jaguares, the tie came at a bad time-with this result, if they lose or tie next week or Morelia wins, they will be demoted. They’re also out of the playoff race. It also means Puebla is safe from demotion and also means Veracruz is safe unless they somehow lose by 13 goals more than Jaguares can win by next week.

Game Stats:
Goals-Luis Lead (Jaguares, 1′, 3rd of tournament), Osvalo Martinez (Santos, 69′, 3rd of tournament), Jonathan Rodriguez (Santos, 80′, 5th of tournament), Jonathan Fabbro (Jaguares, 83′, 4th of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Santos 2, Jaguares 1
Corner kicks-Jaguares 6, Santos 2
Amarillas-Jaguares 1 (Juan Patino, 66′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
Attendance: 25,843 (89.1% capacity)

Next up:
Jaguares-at Atlas (5/6)
Santos-Toluca (5/7)

Clausura 2017 Round 15 Results: Queretaro 2, Jaguares 2

In a match of teams barely clinging to playoff hopes, Queretaro & Jaguares played, at least on paper, about as even a game as could be played, as the teams all but eliminated themselves from contention with a 2-2 tie. Angel Sepulveda gave Queretaro the lead first in the 10th minute, which they took into halftime, but right after the second half began Felix Micolta got Jaguares even, but then the visitors conceded a PENAL! that Camilo Da Silva converted for Queretaro in the 54th minute. But Vanderley Dias would deal Queretaro’s playoff hopes a potential death blow with an 87th-minute goal to salvage the tie for Jaguares. The point keeps Jaguares’ chances on life support, but they too could be out by day’s end.

Game Stats:
Goals-Angel Sepulveda (Queretaro, 10′, 2nd of tournament), Felix Micolta (Jaguares, 46′, 3rd of tournament), Camilo Da Silva (Queretaro, 54′, 3rd of tournament), Vanerley Dias (Jaguares, 87′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Queretaro 2, Jaguares 2
Corner kicks-Queretaro 2, Jaguares 2
Amarillas-Queretaro 1 (Jaime Gomez, 82′), Jaguares 1 (Dieter Villalpando, 65′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue; Eatadio La Corregidora, Santiago de Queretaro, Queretaro
Attendance: 17,529 (52.8% capacity)

Next up:
Queretaro-at Toluca (4/30)
Jaguares-Santos (4/29)

Clausura 2017 Round 14 Results: TIjuana 2, Jaguares 1

Tijuana took a big step towards the playoffs in today’s first game, using a late score to put away Jaguares 2-1. The first goals were scored right around halftime-Jaguares scored first in the 44th minute when Felix Micolta got around a falling Manuel Lajud and put the ball into the wide-open Tijuana net. As soon as the second half began, Aviles Hurtado got Tijuana on the board with his 8th of the half, tying him with the currently-inactive Nicolas Castillo for the league lead. Juan Lucero put Tijuana up for good in the 76th minute, and even 6 minutes of extra time wasn’t enough for Jaguares to get even. The win moves Tijuana back into a tie for 1st for now.

Game Stats:
Goals-Felix Micolta (Jaguares, 44′, 2nd of tournament), Aviles Hurtado (Tijuana, 46′, 8th of tournament), Juan Lucero (Tijuana, 76′, 4th of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Tijuana 3, Jaguares 1
Corner kicks-Jaguares 2, Tijuana 1
Amarillas-Tijuana 1 (Damian Perez, 78′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna, Tuxtle Gutierrez, Chiapas
Attendance: 12,346 (42.5% capacity)

Next up:
Jaguares-at Queretaro (4/22)
Tijuana-Toluca (4/21)

Clausura 2017 Round 10 Results: Jaguares 0, Leon 0

The rescheduled Round 10 got underway tonight as the second part of the 3-game week-plus for all the teams. The first game offered a whole lot of nothing as Jaguares & Leon played to a 0-0 tie. Both teams took plenty of shots but didn’t get anything to show for it. The win snaps Leon’s 2-game winning streak and keeps them 5 points out of the playoff picture for now, while Jaguares is currently 4 points out and possibly inching closer to demotion.

Game Stats:
Goals-Nil
Shots on Goal-Jaguares 6, Leon 3
Corner kicks-Jaguares 2, Leon 2
Amarillas-Jaguares 1 (Juan Patino, 56′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
Attendance: 11,335 (39% capacity)

Next up:
Jaguares-Tijuana (4/15)
Leon-at Morelia (4/15)