Necaxa vs Monterrey – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

necaxa-monterreyMonterrey took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Necaxa fought back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Rayados unbeaten this season – but also winless in four – while the Rayos remain winless in two.

The visitors, who were looking to snap a run of draws, started the game off better and created a number of chances, particularly when they used the speed of Yimmi Chara and Dorlan Pabón to find space behind the defense.

Monterrey found the opening goal shortly before halftime, when Rogelio Funes Mori collected a deflected ball and beat Marcelo Barovero to make it 0-1 in the 38th minute.

Necaxa responded soon after the second half began, with Claudio Riaño finishing off a cross from Severo Meza in the 51st minute to make it 1-1.

The Rayos nearly completed the comeback in the 55th minute, when Mario de Luna had a chance from within the six-yard box following a set piece, but Hugo González was there to make the save.

Meanwhile, Monterrey threw numbers forward as they looked to reclaim their lead, and Barovero turned into the hero of the match as he made multiple impressive saves to preserve the draw. The visitors put 10 shots on goal to Necaxa’s four, but even so they were unable to break the deadlock.

With the 1-1 draw, Necaxa reaches four points while Monterrey reaches seven.

Highlights

Lineups

Necaxa: Marcelo Barovero, Severo Meza, Marcos González, Mario de Luna, Jairo González, Jesús Isijara (Brayan Beckeles 79′), Xavier Báez, Manuel Iturra, Luis Gallegos, Edson Puch (Fabián Espíndola 61′), Claudio Riaño (Maximiliano Barreiro 73′).

Monterrey: Hugo González, Iván Piris, César Montes, José María Basanta, Luis Fernando Fuentes, Yimmi Chara (Walter Ayoví 79′), Jesús Molina, Celso Ortiz (Walter Gargano 68′), Arturo González (Marco Bueno 68′), Rogelio Funes Mori, Dorlan Pabón. 

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