Last-placed Chiapas ended the season with three points after a 1-0 win over Atlas at the Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna.
A 36th minute strike from Derley proved enough to give Jaguares a second league win and ease some of their relegation nerves.
The last few days, though, have been marred by accusations of the club failing pay their players’ salaries, with captain and Uruguay international Egidio Arevalo refusing to show up to the game as protest. The Mexican federation was forced to intervene and has threatened Chiapas with relegation if the trouble persists.
For Atlas, on the other hand, the defeat leaves them in the bottom of the table once again and without a chance at making the Liguilla.
Under manager Jose Guadalupe Cruz, the Guadalajara-based outfit experienced a bright start, but after going winless in their last four games of the regular season, their chances of making the Liguilla were reduced to zero by the end of week 16.
Ruben Botta’s double helped Pachuca come from two goals down to a 3-1 victory over Atlas at Estadio Hidalgo.
Atlas had taken a 15th minute lead through Daniel “Fideo” Alvarez before Martin Barragan converted a 22nd minute penalty.
But Ruben Botta hit back three minutes later when he sent a left footed strike past Oscar Ustari to set up a tense final hour.
In the 55th minute, Botta completed his brace with another left footed strike from outside the box.
Jonathan Urretaviscaya then turned the game on its head when he dribbled his way into the box before firing across Ustari for the 3-2.
At the final whistle, Pachuca held on to earn another three points at home and seal a place in the Liguilla with two games still to play.
Next, Pachuca will visit struggling Cruz Azul at the Estadio Azul, while Atlas will play their final home game of the season against Club America.
A first half Milton Caraglio goal kept Xolos de Tijuana top of the league table as they edged past Atlas 1-0 at Estadio Caliente on Friday.
Xolos were dominant approaching the half-hour mark, but it wasn’t until late in the first half that Miguel Herrera’s side made Atlas pay. Aviles Hurtado split the visitor’s defense with a perfectly weighted pass for Gabriel Hauche, who crossed the ball into the path of Milton Caraglio to score the breakthrough.
Atlas coach Jose Guadalupe Cruz urged his players to press higher in the second half, but the Rojinegros offered little going forward, with Xolos coming closer to doubling their lead than conceding.
In the closing stages of the game, it become clear it wasn’t Atlas night as Javier Salas was sent off with four minutes to go in the match.
At the end, Caraglio’s 42nd minute header proved enough to claim three points and keep Tijuana with a perfect record at home.
Both teams will now resume play after the international break, with Xolos de Tijuana visiting Club America at the Estadio Azteca while Atlas will host Queretaro.
Jahir Barraza scored twice to give Atlas a 3-1 win over Monterrey at the Estadio Jalisco on Saturday night.
The Rojinegros took the lead on 11 minutes through Barraza when he poked home a Jose Antonio Maduena cross.
Atlas ran rampant during the first 45 minutes, and they grabbed a second in the 33rd minute. Jahir Barraza again jumped in front of his marker and fired past Jonathan Orozco for the 2-0.
Atlas’ dominance carried over to the second half, and seven minutes after the restart, Daniel Alvarez turned the Monterrey defense too easily down the right-hand side before scoring the Rojinegros’ third.
With Monterrey already on the ropes, Luis Lopez scored in injury time, but the goal only served to decorate the scoreline as Atlas earned a comfortable 3-1 win.
Monterrey next have CONCACAF Champions League action against Don Bosco during the midweek, while the Rojinegros will visit Xolos de Tijuana at the Estadio Caliente.
Goals from Dario Veron and Abraham Gonzalez kept Pumas UNAM perfect at Ciudad Universitaria with a 2-0 win over Atlas on Wednesday night.
Pumas undoubtedly had the best of the first half, with shots from Matias Britos and Fidel Martinez forcing Oscar Ustari to a pair of good saves.
But the breakthrough didn’t arrive until early in the second half. In the 48th minute, Dario Veron beat Oscar Ustari after a penalty was called for a Jose Antonio Maduena tackle on Jesus Gallardo.
15 minutes later the hosts sealed the three points. Abraham Gonzalez finished off a rapid Pumas UNAM breakaway, heading home a Pablo Barrera cross.
The result moves Pumas UNAM back to fourth in the league table, while Atlas remain in the bottom half of the standings after ten games played.
Next, the Universitarios travel across town to take on rivals Club America in another edition of the Clasico Capitalino. Meanwhile, Atlas will look to bounce back when they take on Monterrey at the Estadio Jalisco.