Tigres UANL took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 1-1 with Necaxa. The result keeps Necaxa winless in six while the universitarios are now winless in three – but unbeaten on the road in four.
The visitors took the lead early on from a set piece. In the 15th minute, Francisco Meza finished off a corner kick to make it 0-1 for Tigres. After taking the lead, Tigres pressed for another goal, but Necaxa’s defense was able to keep them out.
Then, in the 41st minute, a set piece gave the Rayos a goal of their own. Jairo González curled a free kick through the wall and past a frozen Nahuel Guzmán to make it 1-1 going into halftime.
In the second half, both teams pressed for a winning goal, with the best chances falling for Tigres. However, Marcelo Barovero was in fine form in goal and he made a number of important saves to keep the game level, notably stopping Javier Aquino in the 65th and André-Pierre Gignac in the 85th.
With the 1-1 draw, Necaxa reaches 11 points while Tigres reach 13.
Necaxa: Marcelo Barovero, Mario de Luna, Marcos González, Jairo González, Brayan Beckeles, Manuel Iturra, Xavier Báez, Edson Puch, Jesús Isijara (Nicolás Maturana 86′), Fabián Espíndola (Michel García 45′), Claudio Riaño (Maximiliano Barreiro 71′).
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Francisco Meza, Jorge Torres Nilo, Luis Rodríguez, Hugo Ayala, Javier Aquino, Eduardo Vargas (Lucas Zelarayán 72′), Ismael Sosa, Jesús Dueñas (José Francisco Torres 80′), Guido Pizarro, André-Pierre Gignac.