Querétaro took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Monterrey came back for a 2-1 win. The result keeps the Rayados perfect this season, while the Gallos Blancos saw their own unbeaten start to the Apertura ended.
Monterrey came out attacking and Tiago Volpi had to be alert early on to keep José María Basanta from opening the scoring. A corner kick nearly gave the Rayados the breaktrhough, but Luis Romo and Miguel Ángel Samudio were able to clear the ball off the line to keep it 0-0.
Then, in the 20th minute, Nicolás Sánchez was called for a foul inside the box and Querétaro had the chance to take the lead from the penalty spot. Edson Puch stepped up to take the PK and he converted it to make it 0-1 for the visitors.
Sánchez redeemed himself just a few minutes later, though, when he headed the ball past Volpi to tie the game 1-1.
Monterrey kept pressing as they looked to complete the comeback, and Avilés Hurtado won a penalty after being fouled by Hiram Mier. Sánchez stepped up to take it, but he couldn’t get enough power behind it and the opportunity went begging.
In the second half, Daniel Villalva made a goal-line clearance as Monterrey continued to search for a second goal. Then at the other end, Marcelo Barovero was forced into a great save to keep out a long-range shot from Edson Puch.
Finally, in the 89th minute, Monterrey broke through Querétaro’s determined defense. Dorlan Pabón sent a low cross into the box; it was just out of the reach of Rogelio Funes Mori, but Hurtado was there at the back post to make it 2-1.
With the 2-1 win, Monterrey reaches nine points while Querétaro still has four.
Monterrey: Marcelo Barovero, Nicolás Sánchez, José María Basanta, John Stefan Medina, Celso Ortiz (Arturo González 74′), Jesús Gallardo, Jonathan González, Rogelio Funes Mori (Jesús Molina 90′), Jonathan Urretaviscaya (Dorlan Pabón 66′), Avilés Hurtado, Rodolfo Pizarro.
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, Luis Romo, Miguel Ángel Samudio, Hiram Mier, Aldo Arellano (Javier Güemez 62′), Jaime Gómez, Marcel Ruíz, Everaldo Stum, Edson Puch, Daniel Villalva (Jordi Cortizo 70′), Matías Britos (Erbin Trejo 83′).