Necaxa took the lead but couldn’t hold it as a stoppage-time penalty gave Tigres UANL a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten at home but winless in four overall, while the universitarios remain winless on the road but unbeaten in two overall.
Necaxa came out attacking and they had the first chance of the game in the 2nd minute, when Dieter Villalpando won the ball, got to the box, nutmegged Jorge Tores Nilo, and sent the ball in, only for Nahuel Guzmán to grab it.
Soon after that, Víctor Dávila stole the ball from Luis Rodríguez and played in Brian Fernández, but his shot went just wide of Guzmán’s goal.
Tigres responded with a chance from André-Pierre Gignac in the 8th minute, but his shot was high. The game continued to be an end-to-end affair after that early flurry, but in the end the score remained 0-0 at halftime.
In the second half, Tigres picked up where they had left off, with Rodríguez quickly forcing Hugo González to punch away a dangerous cross, with the rebound falling to Javier Aquino, whose follow-up was just off target.
In the 59th minute, Necaxa came close from a corner kick; then, in the 66th, Víctor Dávila forced a good foot-save out of Guzmán as the breakthrough still refused to come.
Finally, in the 84th minute, the hosts took the lead. Dávila saw Guzmán off his line and sent his shot from outside the box into the net to make it 1-0 for Necaxa.
It looked like Necaxa would hold on to that hard-won lead, but in the 88th minute, referee Erick Yair Miranda called a penalty for Tigres. After several minutes of protest by Necaxa, which resulted in some yellow cards for dissent, Eduardo Vargas stepped up and converted the penalty in stoppage time to make it 1-1.
With the 1-1 draw, Necaxa reaches eight points while Tigres reach 10.
Necaxa: Hugo González, Brayan Beckeles, Manuel Mayorga, Leobardo López, Ventura Alvarado, Dieter Villalpando, Matías Fernández, Fernando González, Brian Fernández (Luis Pérez 86′), Francisco Córdova (Marcelo Allende 45′), Víctor Dávila.
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Hug Ayala, Jorge Torres Nilo, Rafael Carioca, Lucas Zelarayán, Guido Pizarro, Javier Aquino, Luis Rodríguez, Jesús Dueñas, André-Pierre Gignac, Julián Quiñones (Eduardo Vargas 64′).