Both teams had the lead at one point or another, but in the end they had to settle for a share of the spoils as Querétaro and Atlas drew 2-2. The result ends a two-game losing streak for the Gallos Blancos, but keeps them winless in 11, while the Rojinegros are unbeaten in two.
Luis Fernando Tena was on the bench for his first game in charge of Querétaro as he looked to turn the Gallos’ fortunes around, but the game couldn’t have started worse for the hosts. In the second minute of the game, Tiago Volpi tried to play the ball out of the back but sent it directly to Ravel Morrison, who took a few touches and then beat the stranded keeper to make it 0-1 for Atlas.
However, Querétaro rallied. In the 22nd minute, Camilo Sanvezzo sent a free kick into the crossbar, where it bounced down into the goal to tie the game 1-1.
Five minutes after that, the Gallos Blancos took the lead through another set piece. From a corner kick, Everaldo Stum sent his header past Óscar Ustari to put Querétaro ahead, 2-1.
Atlas regrouped in the second half, however, and another defensive miscue by Querétaro allowed the visitors to tie the game 2-2. Brayan Garnica stole the ball from Jonathan Bornstein and played in Ulises Cardona, who finished the play to leave the game level.
Atlas went down to 10 men late on as Jaine Barreiro was given a straight red card for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity after a foul on Stum. With the extra man, Querétaro threw numbers forward in the final minutes as they looked to retake the lead, but they couldn’t find a third goal.
With the 2-2 draw, Querétaro reaches 12 points while Atlas reaches 20.
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, Miguel Ángel Martínez, Jonathan Bornstein (Alexis Pérez 81′), Hiram Mier, Jaime Gómez, Édgar Benítez, Javier Güémez, Yerson Candelo, Aldo Arellano (Paolo Yrizar 85′), Camilo Sanvezzo (Erbin Trejo 80′), Everaldo Stum.
Atlas: Óscar Ustari, José Madueña, Jaine Barreiro, Daniel Arreola, Luis Reyes, Ravel Morrison (Facundo Erpen 86′), Édgar Zaldívar (Ulises Cardona 45′), Juan Pablo Vigón (José Avila 68′), Rafael Márquez, Bryan Garnica, Milton Caraglio.