Monterrey moved into first place – pending the rest of this weekend’s games – with a comfortable 4-1 victory against Jaguares de Chiapas. The loss is a second straight one for Jaguares and leaves them winless in four, while the Rayados remain unbeaten at home this season.
Monterrey controlled the run of play in the first half, and they took the lead shortly past the half-hour mark. In the 34th minute, Yimmi Chara played in Rogelio Funes Mori, and the Argentinian beat Moisés Muñoz to make it 1-0.
The Rayados added to their lead before halftime. In the 43rd minute, Carlos Sánchez sent a cross into the box; Funes Mori nodded it down for Alfonso González, who touched it to Edwin Cardona; and he sent it into the left corner to make it 2-0.
Monterrey continued to control the game in the second half, and another Sánchez cross led to another Cardona goal in the 70th minute.
Jaguares were able to reduce the deficit shortly after that, with substitute Félix Micolta shooting over the onrushing Hugo González to make it 3-1 in the 75th minute.
But Monterrey restored their three-goal cushion in the 85th minute. Sánchez again sent a good cross into the box, and this time it was Aldo de Nigris who got on the end of it, making it 4-1 for the hosts.
With the 4-1 win, Monterrey reaches 22 points while Jaguares still have 13.
Monterrey: Hugo González, Efraín Juárez, César Montes, Nicolás Sánchez, Luis Fernando Fuentes, Arturo González (Walter Ayoví 79′), Edwin Cardona (Aldo de Nigris 82′), Carlos Sánchez, Jesús Molina, Rogelio Funes Mori, Yimmi Chara (Walter Gargano 66′).
Jaguares: Moisés Muñoz, Juan Patiño, Aquivaldo Mosquera, Brayan Angulo, Bruno Pereira Pires, Julio Nava (Alonso Escoboza 63′), Lucas Silva, Dieter Vilalpando, Diego de la Torre (Félix Micolta 59′), Vanderley Dias (José Ruíz 68′), Jonathan Fabbro.