América opened the scoring in the 12th minute. Osvaldo Martínez sent the ball towards the box, Pablo Aguilar nodded it on, and Paolo Goltz was there to finish it off, giving the visitors the early 0-1 lead.
In the 38th minute, Paul Aguilar was called for a foul on Edson Puch in the box, and Necaxa had the chance to tie it up from the penalty spot. Puch himself stepped up to take the spot kick and he sent it into the upper left-hand corner to make it 1-1.
América started the second half off better and controlled the ball as they looked to retake the lead. Michael Arroyo hit the crossbar and Oribe Peralta hit the post, but the Águilas could get no closer than that.
As the half wore on, Necaxa began to create opportunities of their own, but they too were unable to find a second goal. They also had a good penalty shout turned down by referee Miguel Ángel Chacón.
With the 1-1 draw, Necaxa reaches 12 points while América reaches 15.
Necaxa: Marcelo Barovero, Brayan Beckeles, Fernando Meza, Mario de Luna, Jairo González, Michel García (Rodrigo Preito 64′), Manuel Iturra, Luis Gallegos, Edson Puch, Alejandro Díaz (Jesús Gómez 57′), Fabián Espíndola (Diego Pérez 75′).
América: Moisés Muñoz, Paul Aguilar, Paolo Goltz, Pablo Aguilar, Bruno Valdez, Diego Pineda (William da Silva 46′), José Daniel Guerrero, Osvaldo Martínez, Rubens Sambueza, Michael Arroyo, Oribe Peralta.