Both teams led at one time or another, but in the end Necaxa and Atlas had to settle for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Rayos winless in five, while the Rojinegros are unbeaten in two but remain winless on the road this season.
Both teams came into this one in serious need of points, but it was the hosts who looked better in the early going. But Necaxa’s early pressure came to naught and it was the visitors who took the lead in the 24th minute.
Juan Pablo Vigón won the ball in midfield and played in Jefferson Duque, who sent his low shot past Yosgart Gutiérrez from just inside the box to make it 0-1 for Atlas.
Necaxa immediately began to look for a response, but their attacks were fueled more by desperation than tactics as they were unable to do much to trouble José Hernández in goal.
But in the second half, the hots came out with more composure and began to create incisive opportunities. In the 60th minute, they were rewarded with an equalizer as Luis Pérez fought the ball away from the defender and scored to make it 1-1.
Then, in the 70th minute, Necaxa turned the game around as they took the lead. Brayan Beckeles played in Brian Fernández, who controlled the ball with his first touch and scored with his second to make it 2-1 for the hosts.
But they couldn’t hold on to that lead. In the 85th minute, Atlas leveled the game once more as Duque headed home a corner kick to make it 2-2 as he completed his brace.
With the 2-2 draw, Necaxa reaches 13 points while Atlas reaches nine.
Necaxa: Yosgart Gutiérrez, Brayan Beckeles, Luis Hernández, Manuel Mayorga, Luis Gallegos (Dieter Villalpando 55′), Ventura Alvarado, Luis Pérez (Matías Fernández 77′), Fernando González, Daniel Álvarez, Claudio Riaño (Brian Fernández 65′), Víctor Dávila.
Atlas: José Hernández, Leiton Jiménez, Omar González, Cristian Calderón, Ismael Govea (Brayan Garnica 82′), Juan Pablo Vigón (Clifford Aboagye 74′), Andrés Andrade, Ricardo Álvarez, Ulises Cardona (Ían Torres 65′), Lorenzo Reyes, Jefferson Duque.