Querétaro extended their winning streak to three games with a comprehensive 1-4 away win against Monarcas Morelia. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten in four while the michoacanos are now winless in three.
Morelia was looking to defend their home unbeaten streak, but Querétaro looked the more dangerous team. Carlos Acosta had a good chance to open the scoring in the 20th minute, while Camilo Sanvezzo created several opportunities.
Morelia’s best chance of the half came in the 30th minute, when Ray Sandoval was played in one-on-one with Tiago Volpi, but he was unable to find the target.
Then, in the 41st minute, the visitors took the lead. Marcel Ruiz played in Sanvezzo, who made no mistake as he sent his low diagonal shot past Sebastián Sosa to make it 0-1 for Querétaro.
In the second half, the same Ruiz-Sanvezzo connection proved deadly again. Sanvezzo cut around a defender and the keeper before sending the ball into an empty net to make it 0-2 in the 56th minute.
Morelia looked for a response and they had more possession, but they could do little with it. Querétaro, meanwhile, stood firm defensively and then, in the 85th minute, they struck again to put the game completely out of reach. Carlos Acosta played a cross to Jonathan Suárez, who then cut the ball back across goal; it fell back to Acosta, who made it 0-3.
Morelia managed a consolation goal in the 89th minute as Carlos Ferreira reduced the deficit to 1-3, but just minutes later Querétaro restored their three-goal lead.
In stoppage time, the Gallos Blancos hit the crossbar, but Jaime Gómez was alert to the rebound, corralling the loose ball before sending it home to make it 1-4 for the visitors.
With the 1-4 win, Querétaro reaches 14 points while Morelia still has 12.
Morelia: Sebastián Sosa, Efraín Velarde (Carlos Ferreira 61′), Carlos Guzmán, Emanuel Loeschbor, Gabriel Achilier, Diego Valdés, Ray Sandoval, Rodrigo Millar, Salvador Reyes (Carlos Fierro 49′), Aldo Rocha, Irven Ávila (Miguel Ángel Sansores 70′).
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, George Corral, Luis Romo, Miguel Ángel Samudio, Hiram Mier, Javier Güemez, Jaime Gómez, Marcel Ruiz (Erbin Trejo 73′), Camilo Sanvezzo, Daniel Villalva (Jonathan Suárez 72′), Carlos Acosta (Víctor Milke 88′).