Jaguares de Chiapas came back from 0-2 down to tie Necaxa 2-2 on Saturday night. The draw is a second consecutive one for Jaguares, who remain winless in eight but are unbeaten under Sergio Bueno. The result keeps Necaxa unbeaten in six but winless in three.
The Rayos came out looking to snap their winless streak against the league’s last-place team, and they had the first good chance to open the scoring in just the 5th minute, when Félix Araujo cleared a shot from Edson Puch off the line.
Puch had another chance in the 10th minute, and that one ended up in the back of the net as Liborio Sánchez saw the Chilean’s volley go right through him to make it 0-1 for the visitors.
Necaxa then made it 0-2 in the 33rd minute, after some good team play ended with Puch sending the ball in for Jesús Isijara, whose half-scissor kick gave the Rayos a comfortable-looking lead.
However, Jaguares responded almost instantly. In the 36th minute, Javier Orozco reduced the deficit to 1-2 when he finished off a cutback from Luis Mendoza to get Chiapas back into the game.
Jaguares pressed for an equalizer in the second half, but it wasn’t until the 74th minute that they seriously threatened Marcelo Barovero’s goal, and the goalkeeper was able to keep out the volleyed effort from Rafinha.
But in the waning moments of the game, Jonathan Fabbro got his head to a cross from Mendoza to tie the game 2-2 in the 83rd minute.
With the 2-2 draw, Jaguares reach six points while Necaxa reaches 13.
Jaguares: Liborio Sánchez, Brayan Angulo (Jonathan Fabbro 67′), Luis Venegas, Bruno Pereira Pires, Félix Araujo, Egidio Arévalo, Felipe Rodríguez (Julio Nava 49′), Alonso Escoboza (Rafinha 54′), Dieter Villalpando, Luis Mendoza, Javier Orozco.
Necaxa: Marcelo Barovero, Brayan Beckeles, Marcos González, Jairo González, Mario de Luna, Michel García, Xavier Baez (Diego Riolfo 78′), Jesús Isijara (Severo Meza 72′), Edson Puch, Luis Gallegos, Fabián Espíndola (Alejandro Díaz 46′).