Monarcas Morelia vs Pumas UNAM – Jornada 10 Recap and Highlights

Monarcas Morelia and Pumas UNAM played 83 minutes and 25 seconds of goalless soccer before the game was prematurely halted due to a lightning storm.

The remaining 6 minutes and 35 seconds will not be played, with the 0-0 scoreline deemed the final result, in accordance with Article 62 of the Competition Regulations that states when a game is suspended with 7 minutes or less remaining the referee may declare it finalized.

The result keeps the michoacanos winless in five, although it halts their two-game losing streak, while the universitarios saw their two-game winning streak halted but remain unbeaten in four.

The game started off attacking, with both teams looking to score, but both Sebastián Sosa and Alfredo Saldívar were in good form as the goalkeepers preserved the shutout.

Pumas had the better of the chances in the first half, with Felipe Mora in particular coming close with his header in the 32nd minute that Sosa saved on the line, but the hosts improved in the second stanza.

Rodolfo Vílchis saw his dangerous shot deflected away by Saldívar, and later the keeper had a good intervention on a Morelia counterattack to keep the hosts off the board.

Heavy rain had an impact on the play on the field before referee Roberto García Orozco halted proceedings due to lightning. After a futile half an hour of waiting for an improvement in the weather, the referee and Liga MX declared the game completed.

With the 0-0 draw, Morelia reaches 13 points while Pumas reach 18.

Highlights

Lineups

Morelia: Sebastián Sosa, Jorge Valadéz, Carlos Guzmán, Gabriel Achilier, Mario Osuna, Diego Valdés (Edison Flores 69′), Rodolfo Vílchis, Ray Sandoval (Carlos Fierro 80′), Roberto Meraz, Aldo Rocha, Carlos Ferreira (Irven Ávila 59′).

Pumas: Alfredo Saldívar, Alan Mozo, Luis Quintana, Alan Mendoza, Pablo Jáquez, Kevin Escamilla, Víctor Malcorra, Pablo Barrera, Felipe Mora, Juan Iturbe (Matías Alustiza 60′), Carlos González.

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