Monarcas Morelia vs Monterrey – Jornada 7 Recap and Highlights

In a game where both teams had the lead at one time or another, Monterrey scored late to earn a 2-3 away win against Monarcas Morelia. The result keeps the Rayados unbeaten this season and at the top of the table, while the michoacanos have now lost three in a row and are winless in four.

The game started off well for the visitors, who had the first good chance in just the 5th minute. Rogelio Funes Mori sent a header towards goal, but Mario Osuna was there to clear it off the line.

Funes Mori would only be denied for so long, however, and in the 28th minute he opened the scoring for Monterrey. He picked off the ball in midfield and beat Sebastián Sosa with a long-range shot to make it 0-1 for the Rayados.

Morelia found an immediate response, however, as Edison Flores ran on to a loose ball at the top of the box and beat Marcelo Barovero to make it 1-1 in the 30th minute.

Then, in the second half, Morelia took the lead. Gastón Lezcano took the ball into the box and sent a curving shot past Barovero from the left side to make it 2-1 in the 60th minute.

It looked like Morelia might be able to end their poor run of form, but in the 77th minute Monterrey tied the game 2-2. Funes Mori finished off a cross by Jesús Gallardo at the far post to put the Rayados right back into it.

Then, in the 90th minute, Avilés Hurtado received a cross and flicked it over to Carlos Rodríguez, who volleyed it home to give Monterrey the 2-3 lead at the death.

With the 2-3 win, Monterrey reaches 17 points while Morelia still has four.

Highlights

Lineups

Morelia: Sebastián Sosa, Efraín Velarde, Jorge Valadéz, Sebastián Vegas, Mario Osuna, Edison Flores (Ray Sandoval 83′), Roberto Meráz, Aldo Rocha, Gastón Lezcano (Rodrigo Millar 78′), Carlos Ferreira (Irven Ávila 78′), Miguel Ángel Sansores.

Monterrey: Marcelo Barovero, Nicolás Sánchez, Leonel Vangioni (Jesús Gallardo 68′), José María Basanta, Miguel Layún, Eric Cantú (Carlos Rodríguez 57′), Celso Ortiz, Maximiliano Meza, Rogelio Funes Mori, Avilés Hurtado, Ángel Zaldívar (Dorlan Pabón 45′).

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