Monterrey took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Lobos BUAP came back for a 2-1 win. The result is a second straight home win for the licántropos, who bounced back from their bad away loss in week 15, while the Rayados saw their two-game winning streak brought to a halt as they suffered just their second loss of the season.
The game started off perfectly for the visitors, who took the lead in the very first minute. Lucero Álvarez’s attempted clearance rebounded off Avilés Hurtado and into the net to give the Rayados the very early 0-1 lead.
Lobos then scored late in the half to tie the game 1-1. A free kick allowed the hosts to put the ball into the box, where Diego Jiménez received it and sent his shot past Juan Pablo Carrizo to restore parity.
In the second half, Lobos began to control the game. They pressed in search of a second goal as they looked to complete the comeback, and Carrizo had to make several saves to keep the game level. The hosts even had the ball in the net at one point, but the would-be goal was disallowed.
Then, in the 79th minute, Lobos took the lead. Monterrey failed to clear a corner kick, and after several rebounds, the ball fell to Julian Quiñones, who made it 2-1.
Lobos had a chance to make it three in the final moments when they were given a penalty kick, but Quiñones couldn’t convert it.
With the 2-1 win, Lobos reach 20 points while Monterrey still has 33.
Lobos: Lucero Álvarez, César Cerdado (Amaury Escoto 76′), Heriberto Olvera (Carlos Morales 61′), Luis Advíncula, Francisco Rodríguez, Eduardo Tercero, Pedro Aquino, Juan Carlos Medina, Jonathan Fabbro (Rodrigo Godínez 83′), Diego Jiménez, Julian Quiñones.
Monterrey: Juan Pablo Carrizo, Luis Fuentes, César Montes (Jonathan González 53′), John Stefan Medina, Nicolás Sánchez, Efraín Juárez, Arturo González (Ángel López 32′), Celso Ortiz (Marco Bueno 81′), Jesús Molina, Avilés Hurtado, Jorge Benítez.