Monarcas Morelia vs Querétaro – Jornada 2 Recap and Highlights

morelia queretaroMonarcas Morelia took a two-goal lead but couldn’t hold it as a stoppage-time header rescued a point for Querétaro. The 2-2 draw keeps Morelia winless and Querétaro unbeaten in the Apertura 2016 to date.

Raúl Ruidiaz had the first chance of the game in the 4th minute, but his shot from distance went just wide of the left-hand post. Querétaro responded through Patricio Rubio, whose 11th-minute effort also ended up off target.

The opening goal came on the stroke of halftime. Enrique Pérez sent in a cross and Ruidiaz was there to send it past Tiago Volpi and give Morelia the 1-0 lead.

The hosts added to their lead in the second half, with Diego Valdés finishing off a cross from Jefferson Cuerto to give Morelia what looked like a comfortable 2-0 advantage.

However, Querétaro continued to press forward and in the 68th minute they cut the deficit to 2-1 as Juan Forlín finished off a corner kick to get the Gallos Blancos back into the game.

It was another set piece that led to their last-minute equalizer. In the 93rd minute, a foul by Pérez on Carlos Fierro gave Querétaro a free kick in a dangerous position. The Gallos packed the box for it, with even Tiago Volpi coming forward, but in the end Neri Cardozo’s brilliant free kick sailed directly into the back of the net to make it 2-2.

With the 2-2 draw, Morelia reaches one point while Querétaro reaches four.

Highlights

Lineups

Morelia: Carlos Felipe Rodríguez, Enrique Pérez, Hugo Rodríguez, Facundo Erpen, David Cabrera, Carlos Morales, Juan Rodríguez, Diego Valdés (Rodrigo Millar 58′), Alejandro Gagliardi (Jefferson Cuero 53′), Cristian Penilla, Raúl Ruidiaz (Luis Gabriel Rey 72′). 

Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, Miguel Ángel Martínez, Juan Forlín, Jonathan Bornstein, Jaime Gómez, Luis Noriega, Yerson Candelo (Camilo Sanvezzo 55′), Neri Cardozo, Patricio Rubio (Andrés Rentería 56′ – Carlos Fierro 71′), Ángel Sepúlveda, Emanuel Villa. 

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