Both teams had the lead at one time or another, but in the end Monarcas Morelia and Tigres UANL had to settle for a share of the spoils as they drew 3-3. The result keeps both teams unbeaten in four, although the tie also ended Morelia’s three-game winning streak.
The hosts started the game off well and in the 17th minute they earned a penalty kick after Jürgen Damm was called for a handball in the box. Raúl Ruidíaz stepped up to take the spot kick, only to see it saved by Nahuel Guzmán. However, the rebound fell to Diego Valdés, whose shot was inadvertently turned into his own net by Jesús Dueñas. The 19th-minute own-goal gave the michoacanos the 1-0 lead.
It didn’t take long for Tigres to react, however, and Javier Aquino tied the game in the 22nd minute with his golazo from outside the box. The universitarios completed the turnaround just before the half-hour mark, when Enner Valencia finished off a cross from Eduardo Vargas to make it 1-2.
The visitors had all of the momentum by then and they looked to add to their lead. André-Pierre Gignac and Damm both his the woodwork before halftime but the score remained 1-2.
In the second half, Morelia tied the game. Raúl Ruidíaz finished off the rebound given up by Nahuel Guzmán to make it 2-2 in the 54th minute.
But parity lasted just a minute before Tigres restored their lead. In the 55th minute, Aquino scored his second of the night from close range to make it 2-3.
There was one more twist left in the game, though, and in the 78th minute Morelia tied it up once more. Jefferson Cuero met a cross at the far post and headed it back across goal for Ángel Sepúlveda to stab home. 3-3.
With the 3-3 draw, Morelia and Tigres both reach 13 points.
Morelia: Sebastián Sosa, Gabriel Achilier, Sebastián Vegas, Carlos Guzmán, Emanuel Loeschbor, Gastón Lezcano (Ángel Sepúlveda 66′), Rodrigo Millar, Mario Osuna, Diego Valdés, Rodolfo Vilchis (Jefferson Cuero 65′), Raúl Ruidíaz (Miguel Ángel Sansores 92′).
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Juninho, Hugo Ayala, Jorge Torres Nilo, Jesús Dueñas, Javier Aquino, Rafael Carioca, Jürgen Damm (Luis Rodríguez 68′), Eduardo Vargas (Damián Álvarez 88′), Enner Valencia (Ismael Sosa 68′), André-Pierre Gignac.