Monarcas Morelia twice took the lead and twice failed to hold it as Veracruz came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Tiburones Rojos winless this season but does give them their first point, while Morelia remains unbeaten in two.
The michoacanos started the game off well and they took the lead in just the 7th minute. Ray Sandoval got free at the top of the box and sent his shot from outside the area unerringly into the net to make it 0-1.
In the 33rd minute, Morelia had a great chance to add to their lead. Carlos Guzmán played in Carlos Fierro, but he couldn’t quite manage to chip Pedro Gallese, with the goalkeeper batting the ball down to make the save.
Then, in the 36th minute, Veracruz tied the game. Morelia failed to clear a corner kick, and José Hibert Ruíz was there to stab the ball home. 1-1.
In the second half, the pace of the game slowed, with fouls interrupting the rhythm. It seemed like the game was destined to finish 1-1; then, in the 90th minute, Morelia found the back of the net again. Substitute Carlos Ferreira finished off a ball from Rodolfo Vilchis to make it 1-2 for the visitors.
However, there was one more twist in the game. In the 92nd minute, Bryan Carrasco sent his left-footed shot from distance past Sebastián Sosa to level the game once more.
With the 2-2 draw, Veracruz reaches one point while Morelia reaches four.
Veracruz: Pedro Gallese, Rodrigo Noya, Osmar Mares, José Arturo Rivas, Jesús Paganoni, Carlos Esquivel (Bryan Carrasco 61′), Wilder Cartagena (Luis Noriega 45′), José Ruíz, Adrián Luna, Diego Chávez (Joe Abrigo 79′), Cristian Menéndez.
Morelia: Sebastián Sosa, Efraín Velarde, Jorge Valadéz, Carlos Guzmán, Gabriel Achilier, Carlos Fierro, Diego Valdés (Miguel Ángel Sansores 64′), Ray Sandoval (Rodolfo Vilchis 84′), Rodrigo Millar, Aldo Rocha, Irven Avila (Carlos Ferreira 76′).