Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Necaxa and Pumas UNAM played out a 0-0 draw. The result is a second straight goalless draw for the Rayos, who remain unbeaten in four, while the universitarios saw their two-game losing streak halted but remain winless in eight.
Pumas was looking for new coach David Patiño to help move them away from the foot of the table, and the visitors looked dangerous early on. However, the final touch was lacking and the universitarios were unable to open the scoring.
Necaxa reorganized with a pair of halftime subs and they began to find more chances of their own in the second half. In the 58th minute, Carlos González got past his defender and sent a dangerous shot on goal, but Alfredo Saldívar was able to make the save.
In the 76th minute, Pumas came close with a free kick by David Cabrera, but Marcelo Barovero was able to keep it out. Barovero then intervened on a shot from outside the box from Alan Mendoza as Pumas continued to press for the breakthrough.
Although the visitors out-shot the hosts 13-6, shots on goal were few and far between for both teams and in the end the scoreboard didn’t move.
With the 0-0 draw, Necaxa reaches 18 points while Pumas reach eight.
Necaxa: Marcelo Barovero, Igor Lichnovsky, Brayan Beckeles, Miguel Ángel Ponce, Mario de Luna, Xavier Báez, Manuel Iturra, Luis Pérez (Carlos González 45′), Facundo Pereyra (Jesús Isijara 45′), Matías Fernández, Pablo Velázquez (Martín Barragán 76′).
Pumas: Alfredo Saldívar, Gerardo Alcoba, Luis Quintana (Rodrigo González 68′), Alan Mendoza, Josécarlos van Rankin, David Cabrera, Marcelo Díaz, Alan Acosta (Joffre Guerrón 78′), Jesús Gallardo, Mauro Formica, Abraham González (Néstor Calderón 83′).