Veracruz took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Querétaro scored a last-minute equalizer to make it 1-1. The result ends a two-game winning streak for the Tiburones Rojos but keeps both teams unbeaten in three.
The Gallos Blancos had the first good chance of the game in the 10th minute, when Luis Noriega got on the end of a cross from Édgar Benítez, but Pedro Gallese was able to make the save.
Then, Veracruz came within inches of taking the lead as Cristian Pellerano’s shot was tipped against the crossbar by Tiago Volpi. The breakthrough finally came just before halftime when Cristian Menéndez got on the end of a through ball and sent his shot from outside the box into the net to make it 1-0 in the 44th minute.
In the second half, Querétaro pushed for an equalizer while Veracruz sat back to defend their lead. The Tiburones Rojos ceded possession to the visitors, but the Gallos were unable to do much with it.
It looked like the narrow lead was going to hold up, but then, in the 90th minute, Querétaro tied the game. The visitors sent a long cross into the box and Pedro Gallese came off his line but didn’t get the ball; substitute Emanuel Villa headed it into the empty net to make it 1-1.
With the 1-1 draw, Veracruz reaches seven points while Querétaro reaches eight.
Veracruz: Pedro Gallese, Jesús Paganoni, Guido Milán, Jefferson Murillo (Richard Ruíz 88′), Kristian Álvarez, Daniel Villalva (José Velázquez 76′), Luis Martínez, Christian Valdez (Diego Chávez 69′), Adrián Luna, Cristian Pellerano, Cristian Menéndez.
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, Jaime Gómez, Hiram Mier, Miguel Ángel Martínez, Jonathan Bornstein, Javier Güémez, Aldo Arellano, Luis Noriega (Jordi Cortizo 58′), Yerson Candelo, Édgar Benítez (Emanuel Villa 67′), Everaldo Stum (Camilo Sanvezzo 72′).