Querétaro took the lead but couldn’t hold it, with Pumas UNAM tying the game at 1-1. However, the draw is a good result for the Gallos Blancos considering that they finished the game with just nine men. The result also prevents Pumas from moving out of last place in the table, where they will end the season.
The game started off well for the hosts, who took the lead in the 8th minute. Camilo Sanvezzo sent a free kick into the box and Everaldo Stum sent it past Alfredo Saldívar to make it 1-0 for Querétaro.
It took Pumas some time to start to threaten, but they had a good opportunity in the 28th minute when Jesús Gallardo spotted Tiago Volpi off his line and tried his luck; however, the keeper was able to backpedal in time to knock the ball out for a corner kick.
The universitarios continued to threaten and in the 42nd minute they won a penalty kick after Javier Güémez fouled Alan Mendoza in the box. Marcelo Díaz stepped up to take the PK and he converted it to make it 1-1.
Minutes later, Querétaro suffered another blow as Yerson Candelo was given a straight red card, leaving the Gallos to play the entire second half with 10 men.
Pumas had the better of the chances in the second half, but they were unable to complete the comeback. Pablo Barrera and Josécarlos van Rankin created a dangerous chance in the 77th minute, but Tiago Volpi was there.
In stoppage time, Paolo Yrizar was ejected with a straight red card, leaving Querétaro with just nine men, but there was not enough time remaining for Pumas to take advantage.
With the 1-1 draw, Querétaro reaches 16 points while Pumas reach 13.
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, Hiram Mier, Jaime Gómez, Miguel Ángel Martínez, Alexis Pérez, Aldo Arellano, Javier Güémez, Yerson Candelo, Édgar Benítez (Erbin Trejo 45′), Everaldo Stum (Paolo Yrizar 61′), Camilo Sanvezzo.
Pumas: Alfredo Saldívar, Alan Mendoza (Alan Mozo 80′), Gerardo Alcoba, Josécarlos van Rankin, Rodrigo González, Mauro Formica, Marcelo Díaz, David Cabrera, Pablo Barrera (Alejandro Zamudio 85′), Jesús Gallardo, Brian Figueroa (Bryan Rabello 71′).