Necaxa earned their first home win of the season with a 3-0 victory against Monterrey, despite finishing the game with 10 men. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for the Rayos, while the Rayados are now winless in three.
The game started off perfectly for Necaxa, who took the lead in just the 6th minute. Roberto Alvarado sent in a cross from the right and Carlos González finished it off to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
Monterrey looked for a response, but Necaxa’s defense stood firm and the Rayados did little to trouble Marcelo Barovero in goal.
Moments into the second half, Necaxa scored again. In the 48th minute, Víctor Dávila struck on the counterattack to make it 2-0 and give the Rayos some breathing room.
When Dieter Villalpando was sent off in the 74th minute after a hard foul on Jorge Benítez, it looked like Monterrey might have had a way back into the game. But they couldn’t make their numerical advantage count as Barovero and the Necaxa defense continued to keep them off the board.
Then, in stoppage time, Luis Gallegos went down in the box to earn Necaxa a penalty kick. Carlos González stepped up and converted the spot kick to give the Rayos a commanding 3-0 lead in the 91st minute.
With the 3-0 win, Necaxa reaches 12 points while Monterrey still has 12.
Necaxa: Marcelo Barovero, Brayan Beckeles, Igor Lichnovsky, Miguel Ángel Ponce, Brayan Colula, Matías Fernández (Xavier Báez 81′), Dieter Villalpando, Roberto Alvarado, Víctor Dávila (Luis Gallegos 70′), Fernando González, Carlos González (Martín Barragán 92′).
Monterrey: Hugo González, César Montes, Leonel Vangioni (Efraín Velarde 11′), José María Basanta, John Stefan Medina, Arturo González (Jorge Benítez 68′), Celso Ortiz, Jonathan González, Rogelio Funes Moi, Dorlan Pabón (Jonathan Urretaviscaya 57′), Avilés Hurtado.