Puebla took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Necaxa came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten at home this season but also winless in two overall, while the Poblanos remain winless on the road and winless in three overall.
Puebla started the game off well and they began to threaten Hugo González’s goal immediately. It took them just 7 minutes to find the breakthrough; Diego Cruz and Francisco Acuña combined well before Cruz sent the ball in for Lucas Cavallini, who made it 0-1.
Necaxa was put off balance by that early deficit, and although they won a penalty kick in the 13th minute, Nicolás Vikonis made the save to keep Puebla ahead.
Then, in the 35th minute, Puebla’s night took a turn for the worse when José Francisco Torres was sent off with a straight red card for a hard foul on Fernando González, leaving the visitors to see out the game with just 10 men.
Necaxa almost took advantage immediately, with a dangerous free kick by Víctor Dávila, but Daniel Arreola was there to head the ball off the line.
Then, just moments into the second half, Puebla struck again. Alejandro Chumacero received the ball just inside the box and sent his shot arcing over the keeper and into the net to make it 0-2.
But Necaxa began to fight back. In the 56th minute they drew another penalty and this time Dávila took it and converted it to make it 1-2.
That goal gave the Rayos a boost and they began to attack with more urgency. In the 68th minute, Dieter Villalpando tied the game 2-2 with his hard shot from the edge of the box.
Necaxa looked to go on to complete the comeback, but Puebla was able to keep the game from escaping them completely. In the end, the two had to settle for a share of the spoils.
With the 2-2 draw, Necaxa reaches seven points while Puebla reaches four.
Necaxa: Hugo González, Brayan Beckeles (Facundo Castro 45′), Luis Gallegos, Leobardo López, Ventura Alvarado, Dieter Villalpando, Fernando González, Marcelo Allende (Martín Barragán 51′), Daniel Álvarez, Brian Fernández (Carlos Peña 61′), Víctor Dávila.
Puebla: Nicolás Vikonis, Brayan Angulo, Anderson Santamaría, Daniel Arreola, Diego Cruz (Hugo Rodríguez 61′), José Pallas, Alejandro Chumacero, Francisco Acuña (Pablo González 54′), José Daniel Guerrero (Cristian Palacios 78′), José Francisco Torres, Lucas Cavallini.