Despite going down to 10 men early in the first half, Monterrey was able to to keep their unbeaten streak alive with a 0-0 draw against León. The result also keeps the Rayados winless in three, however, while León remains unbeaten on the road.
The game started off evenly matched, with neither team able to dominate. Monterrey had more of the early chances, principally through Dorlan Pabón and Edwin Cardona, but they were largely from distance and of little trouble for William Yarbrough.
Then, in the 21st minute, Cardona was given a straight red card for an elbow on Fernando Navarro as the two contested an aerial ball.
With the numerical advantage, León was able to control the majority of possession. However, they didn’t create many clear goal-scoring opportunities. The best fell to Dario Burbano, but he was unable to get enough power on his header.
In the second half, Monterrey looked to defend and strike on the counterattack, while León tried to use their extra man – and the possession that came with it – to wear down the Rayados.
But La Fiera proved unable to manage the game; Monterrey had very nearly as many chances as they did, and León was unable to create anything truly dangerous until the final 15 minutes, with substitutes Germán Cano and Elías Hernández giving them a bit more dynamism.
Even so, there were no goals to be found at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer.
With the 0-0 draw, Monterrey reaches six points while León reaches four.
Monterrey: Hugo González, Efraín Juárez, César Montes, Nicolás Sánchez, José María Basanta, Edgar Castillo, Celso Ortiz, Jesús Molina (Walter Gargano 89′), Dorlan Pabón (Yimmi Chara 73′), Rogelio Funes Mori (Marco Bueno 73′), Edwin Cardona.
León: William Yarbrough, Fernando Navarro, Juan González, Guillermo Burdisso, Osvaldo Rodríguez, Juan Cornejo, Leonel López (Carlos Peña 46′), Hernán Darío Burbano (Elías Hernández 61′), Luis Montes, Andrés Andrade, Mauro Boselli (Germán Cano 68′).