Neither team shone in this game, which was hard-fought and full of fouls. The first yellow card was handed out in just the fourth minute, and by the 34th there was a red. Luis Noriega received his second yellow card of the night for a foul on Emanuel Loeschbor, leaving Querétaro to see out the rest of the game with just 10 men.
The extra man didn’t help Morelia overmuch; although they had 15 shots to Querétaro’s five, goalkeeper Tiago Volpi came up big on a pair of occasions to keep them off the board.
In the second half, the visitors looked increasingly dangerous with the insertion of Cristian Penilla, but ultimately none of Pablo Marini’s substitutions tilted the balance of the game enough to result in a goal.
With the 0-0 draw, Querétaro reaches one point while Morelia reaches four.
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, Jaime Gómez, Hiram Mier, Miguel Ángel Martínez, Jonathan Bornstein, Marco Jiménez, Luis Noriega, Neri Cardozo (Kevin Gutiérrez 75′), Yerson Candelo (George Corral 67′), Édgar Benítez, Camilo Sanvezzo (Ángel Sepúlveda 60′).
Morelia: Carlos Felipe Rodríguez, Mario Osuna, Facundo Erpen, Emanuel Loeschbor, Carlos Morales, Rodrigo Millar, Juan Rodríguez, Jorge Zárate (Luis Gabriel Rey 56′), Diego Valdés (David Cabrera 75′), Rodolfo Vilchis (Cristian Penilla 65′), Raúl Ruidíaz.