Queretaro were beaten for the sixth time in seven games, Leon climbed to third with a win over San Luis, Gerardo Torrado saved Cruz Azul, and Santos Laguna beat Tigres Monterrey.
The Brasileirao will be decided on the last day of action next Sunday, while Boca Juniors are a point from glory in Argentina and two Mexican giants fell.
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Real Salt Lake are the only remaining side from USA and will take on Costa Rican giants Deportivo Saprissa, while Mexico’s two remaining participants, Cruz Azul and Monterrey, square off.
The quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League kick off this week with four clubs from Mexico keen to keep up the country's recent dominance against opposition from USA, Costa Rica and Honduras.
The leading contenders in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Mexico face examinations contrasting in difficulty, while the play-off race continues in the USA and a new season begins in South Africa.