Monterrey started the game off strongly against a Lobos side that has been struggling in recent weeks. Toño Rodríguez was impressive in goal for the visitors, but he could only do so much against the league’s best attack; in the 20th minute, the Rayados opened the scoring.
Dorlan Pabón sent a cross in from the left that John Stefan Medina nodded on to the back post; Rodolfo Pizarro was there to send it home. After a VAR check for a potential offside, the goal was given to make it 1-0 for Monterrey.
The hosts added to their lead less than five minutes later, when the unfortunate Michael Orozco knocked a corner kick into his own net to make it 2-0 with his own-goal.
Monterrey kept the pressure on and Rogelio Funes Mori nearly made it three in the 37th minute, but Rodríguez was able to get a touch to the shot to divert it against the post. Then, in the 43rd minute, Aldo Cruz made a goal-line clearance to keep Lobos in the game.
But in the second half, the Rayados continued to run up the score. In the 77th minute, they were awarded a penalty kick, and Nicolás Sánchez converted it to make it 3-0.
Then, in the 82nd, Lobos conceded another penalty; this time, Funes Mori stepped up, and he converted as well to give Monterrey the commanding 4-0 lead.
With the 4-0 win, Monterrey reaches 14 points while Lobos still have seven.
Monterrey: Marcelo Barovero, César Montes, Nicolás Sánchez, John Stefan Medina (Miguel Layún 59′), Jesús Gallardo, Jonathan González, Carlos Rodríguez, Maximiliano Meza, Rogelio Funes Mori, Dorlan Pabón (Avilés Hurtado 72′), Rodolfo Pizarro (Ángel Zaldívar 80′).
Necaxa: José Antonio Rodríguez, Francisco Rodríguez, José Esquivel, Felix Crisanto, Michael Orozco, Aldo Cruz, Abraham González, Bryan Rabello, Michaell Chirinos (Óscar Macías 88′), Yago da Silva (Luiz da Silva 55′), Leonardo Ramos.