The hosts came out attacking and they created their first good chance in just the 4th minute. Miguel Ángel Samudio got free on the left and drove into the box, where he laid the ball off for Camilo Sanvezzo; however, Óscar Murillo was able to block the Brazilian’s shot.
Pachuca then came close in the 14th minute, when a shot from distance by Erick Gutiérrez took a deflection that carried it into the post with Tiago Volpi beaten.
Sanvezzo had another good look just past the half-hour mark, when he sent a free kick towards the upper left corner, but Alfonso Blanco was able to make a good one-handed save to keep the game goalless.
The teams continued to exchange opportunities in the second half, without either side able to dominate. Then, in the 76th minute, Querétaro found the breakthrough. Edson Puch ran on to the ball at the end line before cutting it back across goal for Daniel Villalva, who had a simple finish to make it 1-0.
Pachuca pressed forward in search of an equalizer, but the Tuzos came up short as they suffered their second consecutive 1-0 loss of the Apertura season.
With the 1-0 win, Querétaro reaches four points while Pachuca still has zero.
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, Luis Romo, Miguel Ángel Samudio, Hiram Mier, Aldo Arellano (Javier Güemez 64′), Erbin Trejo (Marcel Ruíz 64′), Jaime Gómez, Camilo Sanvezzo, Edson Puch (Jordi Cortizo 78′), Daniel Villalva, Matías Britos.
Pachuca: Alfonso Blanco, Jaine Barreiro, Emmanuel García, Joaquín Martínez, Óscar Murillo, Víctor Guzmán (Ángelo Sagal 74′), Erick Aguirre (Francisco Figueroa 74′), Erick Gutiérrez, Jorge Hernández, Franco Jara, Sebastián Palacios (Juan Pérez 84′).