Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Necaxa and Monarcas Morelia played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten, although it ends their perfect start to the season, while the michoacanos are now unbeaten in two.
There were few chances of note in the first half, with the game played largely in midfield. Morelia had one opportunity through Miguel Ángel Sansores, who received the ball at the edge of the six-yard box but couldn’t put it on target, while Necaxa had a pair of chances through Brian Fernández and Fernando González.
The second half was more promising, with more opportunities at either end. Necaxa in particular created chances, with Martín Barragán and Fernández both looking dangerous.
Morelia had fewer chances but they had the more dangerous ones. A header from Sebastián Vegas forced Hugo González into a good save, and then they had the best opportunity of the game in stoppage time when Sansores was played in but was stopped by a great reaction from the keeper.
In the end, the two teams had to settle for a share of the spoils.
With the 0-0 draw, Necaxa reaches seven points while Morelia reaches four.
Necaxa: Hugo González, Alexis Peña, Carlos Guzmán, Luis Gallegos, Cristian Calderón, Ventura Alvarado, Fernando González (Matías Fernández 61′), Facundo Castro (Eduardo Herrera 56′), Martín Barragán, Brian Fernández, Ángel Sepúlveda (Kevin Mercado 70′).
Morelia: Sebastián Sosa, Jorge Valadéz, Sebastián Vegas, Emanuel Loeschbor, Mario Osuna, Edison Flores (Rodolfo Vilchis 76′), Rodrigo Millar (Carlos Fierro 20′), Roberto Meráz, Aldo Rocha, Gastón Lezcano (Efraín Velarde 82′), Miguel Ángel Sansores.