After a fairly even first half, Necaxa took the lead in the 58th minute from a play that started with Marcelo Barovero. The keeper sent a long ball upfield that Carlos González brought down and sent on to Pablo Velázquez, who made it 1-0 from inside the box.
Cruz Azul pressed forward in search of an equalizer and in the 65th minute they earned a penalty kick after Bryan Colula brought down Édgar Méndez in the box. Méndez himself stepped up to take the penalty kick and he sent it past Barovero – who had guessed the right way but still couldn’t get there – to make it 1-1.
The visitors had a few chances to complete the comeback and take the lead. In the 75th minute, Méndez sent the ball in for Felipe Mora, but he mis-hit the ball and the chance went begging. Then, minutes later, Ángel Mena got into the box and was denied by the woodwork as his shot hit the crossbar.
The game ended on a bit of a sour note for Cruz Azul with Julio César Domínguez leaving the game injured in the 81st minute.
With the 1-1 draw, Necaxa reaches nine points while Cruz Azul reaches 10.
Necaxa: Marcelo Barovero, Brayan Beckeles, Miguel Ángel Ponce, Bryan Colula, Igor Lichnovsky, Manuel Iturra, Dieter Villalpando, Xavier Báez, Pablo Velázquez, Carlos González, Martín Barragán (Daniel Álvarez 73′).
Cruz Azul: José de Jesús Corona, Jordan Silva, Adrián Aldrete, Julio César Domínguez (Gerardo Flores 81′), Enzo Roco, Francisco Silva, Gabriel Peñalba, Rafael Baca, Ángel Mena, Felipe Mora (Martín Cauteruccio 77′), Édgar Méndez.