Avilés Hurtado missed a penalty as Monterrey had to settle for a 0-0 draw with Tijuana. The result keeps both teams unbeaten in the Clausura 2018, although the Rayados remain winless at home this season.
Monterrey came out attacking and had their first good chance in just the 2nd minute, when John Stefan Medina tried his luck from outside the box and forced a good save out of Gibrán Lajud. Moments later, Avilés Hurtado had a chance of his own, but once again the keeper intervened.
Tijuana soon grew into the game and the Xolos began to create chances of their own. Luis Chávez tested Juan Pablo Carrizo with a shot from distance in the 26th minute, but the keeper made the save.
In the second half, Monterrey retook control of the ball while Tijuana sat back to defend and await their own chances on the counterattack.
In the 73rd minute, the Rayados had a golden chance to take the lead when Damián Pérez was called for a foul in the box. Referee Erick Yair Miranda pointed to the penalty spot and Hurtado stepped up to take the spot kick. Hurtado missed wide, however, and the game remained goalless.
Monterrey could create no better opportunities and in the end neither team could break the deadlock.
With the 0-0 draw, Monterrey and Tijuana both reach five points.
Monterrey: Juan Pablo Carrizo, César Montes, Leonel Vangioni, José María Basanta, John Stefan Medina, Arturo González, Celso Ortiz, Jonathan González (Jonathan Urretaviscaya 61′), Rogelio Funes Mori, Dorlan Pabón (Julio Cruz 84′), Avilés Hurtado.
Tijuana: Manuel Gibrán Lajud, Juan Carlos Valanzuela, Pablo Aguilar, Damián Pérez, Michael Orozco (Omar Mendoza 52′), José Rivero (Alejandro Guido 78′), Damián Musto, Víctor Malcorra, Luis Chávez, Juan Lucero, Juan Iturbe (Miler Bolaños 66′).