Querétaro did their part with a 1-0 victory against Necaxa, and now must wait on other results to see if it will be enough to put them into the playoffs (update: with Pachuca’s draw, Queréaro has qualified for the playoffs). The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten in three while the Rayos finish the season with an eight-game winless streak – and zero road wins.
The hosts came out attacking and had the better of the run of play, with Marcel Ruiz and Camilo Sanvezzo combining well. Jimmy Gómez was also active in attack for the Gallos, and in the 28th minute he had a good chance but Necaxa’s defense recovered well.
Querétaro’s persistence paid off in the 40th minute, when Miguel Ángel Samudio corralled a rebound in the box, cut around his defender, and sent a low shot past Hugo González to make it 1-0 for the Gallos Blancos.
In the second half, Necaxa looked for a reaction, and in the 57th minute Víctor Dávila had a good shot that forced Tiago Volpi to give up a rebound; Dávila’s follow-up attempt, however, went wide.
Late on Querétaro went down to 10 men as Alexis Pérez was red-carded for a foul in the 85th minute, but there was too little time remaining for Necaxa to take advantage of their extra man.
With the 1-0 win, Querétaro reaches 26 points while Necaxa still has 14.
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, George Corral, Miguel Ángel Samudio, Alexis Pérez, Hiram Mier, Javier Güemez, Jaime Gómez, Jordi Cortizo (Erbin Trejo 73′), Marcel Ruiz (Carlos Acosta 63′), Camilo Sanvezzo, Daniel Villalva (Everaldo Stum 84′).
Necaxa: Hugo González, Brayan Beckeles (Claudio Riaño 73′), Luis Hernández, Manuel Mayorga, Ventura Alvarado, Matías Fernández (Luis Pérez 20′), Fernando González, Daniel Álvarez, Facundo Castro (Luis Gallegos 45′), Brian Fernández, Víctor Dávila.