After 84 minutes and 34 seconds, the game between Monterrey and Tijuana was halted due to the weather and field conditions, with Monterrey’s 3-0 lead being declared the final score. The result snaps a four-game winless streak for the Rayados, while the Xolos saw their three-game winning streak halted.
Tijuana started the game off well as they controlled the ball, but it was Monterrey who took an early lead in the rain as Rogelio Funes Mori sent his low shot in off the post to make it 1-0 in the 10th minute.
Marcelo Barovero was called into action a few times to deny Fabián Castillo and Miler Bolaños, but the Xolos were unable to find the breakthrough.
Instead, as the rain picked up in the second half, Monterrey added to their lead. Bolaños fouled Dorlan Pabón in the box to give the Rayados a penalty kick, and Nicolás Sánchez converted it to make it 2-0 in the 56th minute.
Then, in the 74th minute, the conditions assisted Monterrey with their third goal as a cross to the top of the box died in a puddle, leaving the keeper stranded and allowing Jesús Gallardo to send it into the empty net to make it 3-0.
Soon afterwards, the referees called the game, and per Article 62 of the regulations, since there were less than 7 minutes remaining, the score at the time the game was stopped became the final score.
With the 3-0 win, Monterrey reaches 20 points while Tijuana still has 15.
Monterrey: Marcelo Barovero, César Montes, Nicolás Sánchez, Leonel Vangioni, John Stefan Medina, Celso Ortiz, Jesús Gallardo, Jesús Molina, Jonathan González (Eric Cantú 58′), Rogelio Funes Mori (Luis Madrigal 78′), Dorlan Pabón.
Tijuana: Manuel Gibrán Lajud, Julián Velázquez, Luis Fernando Fuentes (Juan Lucero 76′), Gustavo Canto, Omar Mendoza (Jesús Angulo 58′), Diego González (Alejandro Guido 73′), José Rivero, Diego Rodríguez, Fabián Castillo, Erick Torres, Miler Bolaños.