The hosts started the game off strongly, with their first good chance coming in just the second minute. However, Dorlan Pabón was unable to put his shot on target after receiving a through ball in the box.
Atlas then nearly opened the scoring in the 19th minute, but José Madueña was denied by the post.
Monterrey found the breakthrough just before the half-hour mark, with Carlos Sánchez finding Rogelio Funes Mori and the Argentinian making it 1-0 in the 29th minute.
Atlas’s hopes of finding a response took a blow early in the second half when Daniel Arreola received his second yellow card of the night and was ejected. Left with 10 men, Atlas was ultimately unable to trouble Monterrey.
The Rayados put the game out of reach in the 73rd minute, when Funes Mori scored his second goal of the night after Edwin Cardona drove into the box and cut the ball back for the Argentinian.
With the 2-0 win, Monterrey reaches 19 points while Atlas still has 14.
Monterrey: Hugo González, Iván Piris, César Montes, José María Basanta, Edgar Castillo, Carlos Sánchez, Jesús Molina (Celso Ortiz 76′), Walter Gargano, Edwin Cardona (Arturo González 81′), Dorlan Pabón (Yimmi Chara 87′), Rogelio Funes Mori.
Atlas: Miguel Ángel Fraga, José Madueña, Leiton Jiménez, Daniel Arreola, Luis Reyes, Clifford Aboagye (Daniel Álvarez 81′), Rafael Márquez, Luis Robles, Fidel Martínez (Javier Salas 53′), Matías Alustiza (Jahir Barraza 82′), Martín Barragán.