Necaxa scored in stoppage time to earn a 2-1 win against Monarcas Morelia. The result is a second consecutive win for the Rayos and a second consecutive loss for the Monaraquía; it also leaves Morelia winless in five and drops them into last place in the relegation standings, pending Veracruz’s result on Sunday.
The visitors had a pair of chances in the opening minutes, but a deflection kept the first one out and the second was off target. Then, in the 10th minute, Necaxa opened the scoring. Edson Puch received the ball outside the box and sent his low shot past the keeper to make it 1-0.
Morelia continued to press forward after falling behind, now with a new urgency to score. In the 31st minute, Gastón Lezcano drove into the box and was brought down by Puch; referee Jorge Pérez Durán pointed to the penalty spot.
Rodolfo Vilchis took the penalty and he converted it to make it 1-1 going into halftime.
In the second half, both teams settled into a more defensive posture as they looked to preserve their respective points. But Necaxa was able to grab all three with a goal in stoppage time.
In the 92nd minute, substitute Nicolás Maturana sent his left-footed shot from outside the box arcing into the corner to give Necaxa the 2-1 lead with a golazo.
With the 2-1 win, Necaxa reaches 17 points while Morelia still has 18.
Necaxa: Marcelo Barovero, Mario de Luna, Jairo González, Marcos González, Brayan Beckeles, Michel García, Jesús Isijara (Fabián Espíndola 70′), Edson Puch, Manuel Iturra, Xavier Báez (Nicolás Maturana 58′), Claudio Riaño (Maximiliano Barreiro 45′).
Morelia: Carlos Felipe Rodríguez, Enrique Pérez, Sebastián Vegas, Carlos Gerardo Rodríguez, Gabriel Achilier, Rodolfo Vilchis, Jefferson Cuero (Andy Polo 85′), Diego Valdés (Miguel Ángel Sansores 68′), Rodrigo Millar, Aldo Rocha, Gastón Lezcano (Jorge Zárate 77′).