Querétaro took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Monterrey came back for a 3-1 win. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the Rayados, while the Gallos Blancos saw their two-game unbeaten streak halted.
Monterrey came out attacking as they looked to get back on the right track, and in the 5th minute they had a good chance through Carlos Sánchez, but Tiago Volpi was able to make the save.
They kept knocking on the door and Rogelio Funes Mori even came close with a bicycle kick in the 26th minute, but ultimately it was Querétaro who took the lead.
In the 38th minute, the Gallos took the 0-1 lead against the run of play when Diego Novaretti took advantage of a defensive error by Monterrey.
But in the second half, Monterrey began the comeback. In the 48th minute, Áviles Hurtado tied the game 1-1 with some good individual play.
Then, in the 54th minute, Hurtado turned provider as he played a long ball to Dorlan Pabón. He brought the ball down, got around Volpi, and gave Monterrey the 2-1 lead with his left-footed shot.
Volpi was called into action against Funes Mori in the 60th and then Arturo González in the 62nd, but he could only keep Querétaro in the game for so long. In the 70th minute, González put the match out of reach when he received a through ball from Hurtado and made it 3-1.
With the 3-1 win, Monterrey reaches 18 points while Querétaro still has 13.
Monterrey: Juan Pablo Carrizo, César Montes, Leonel Vangioni, John Stefan Medina, Carlos Sánchez, Arturo González, Celso Ortiz, Jesús Molina, Rogelio Funes Mori (Lucas Albertengo 78′), Dorlan Pabón (Jesús Zavala 83′), Avilés Hurtado (Josué Domínguez 90′).
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, George Corral, Miguel Ángel Martínez, Diego Novaretti, Miguel Ángel Samudio (Jaime Gómez 15′), Hiram Mier, Javier Güemez (Everaldo Stum 74′), Joel Sánchez (Luis Noriega 52′), Camilo Sanvezzo, Yerson Candelo, Édgar Benítez.