Monterrey remained unbeaten at home this season with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over 10-man Querétaro. The loss brings the Gallos Blancos’ three-game winning streak to an abrupt halt and ends Jimmy Lozano’s unbeaten run as coach of Querétaro.
The Rayados took the lead in just the 4th minute as they took advantage of a set piece. Edwin Cardona volleyed home a corner kick to make it 1-0 for Monterrey.
But Querétaro found a tying goal just before halftime. In the 40th minute, Tiago Volpi came up to take a free kick, which he sent into the wall; however, the referee called the defense for a handball and awarded the Gallos Blancos a penalty kick.
Emanuel Villa converted the PK to make it 1-1.
However, Monterrey restored their lead and then some in the second half. In the 60th minute, Querétaro went down to 10 men after Jonathan Bornstein received his second yellow of the night. Two minutes after that, the unfortunate Miguel Ángel Martínez put the ball into his own net to restore Monterrey’s lead.
In the 75th minute, Efraín Juárez headed home a cross from Dorlan Pabón to make it 3-1; then, in stoppage time, they turned the game into a rout. Tiago Volpi made the initial save on Edwin Cardona’s free kick, but Walter Gargano corralled the rebound and sent it back across goal where Jonathan Cristaldo knocked it home to make it 4-1.
With the 4-1 win, Monterrey reaches 16 points while Querétaro still has 12.
Monterrey: Hugo González, Efraín Juárez, César Montes, José María Basanta, Luis Fernando Fuentes, Carlos Sánchez (Iván Piris 73′), Celso Ortiz, Jesús Molina (Walter Gargano 69′), Edwin Cardona, Dorlan Pabón (Jonathan Cristaldo 79′), Rogelio Funes Mori.
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, Jaime Gómez, Hiram Mier, Miguel Ángel Martínez, Jonathan Bornstein, Neri Cardozo, Luis Noriega, Aldo Arellano, Yerson Candelo (Kevin Gutiérrez 64′), Emanuel Villa (Ángel Sepúlveda 84′), Édgar Benítez (Camilo Sanvezzo 79′).