Querétaro snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory against 10-man Monarcas Morelia. The result gives the Gallos Blancos their first points of the season, while the michoacanos have now lost four in a row and are winless in five.
Under the new direction of Víctor Vucetich, the hosts came out looking to turn their season around against another struggling team. Querétaro had the better of the run of play in the first half, although they were unable to get past Sebastián Sosa in goal.
But the breakthrough came in the second half. In the 52nd minute, Querétaro won a corner kick and Javier Güemez jumped highest, with his header finding the back of the net to make it 1-0.
Minutes later, the game took another turn for the worse for Morelia when Roberto Meráz was sent off for a hard foul on Ricardo Peña, leaving the visitors down both a goal and a man in the 55th minute.
Querétaro took advantage of their numerical advantage as they continued to press forward in attack. In the 75th minute, they won a penalty kick and Camilo Sanvezzo converted it to make it 2-0 for the Gallos.
It was a case of deja vu in the 87th minute as Sanvezzo converted another penalty to add an exclamation point to Querétaro’s first win of the season.
With the 3-0 win, Querétaro reaches three points while Morelia still has four.
Querétaro: Nicolás Navarro, Diego Novaretti, Ricardo Peña, Alexis Pérez, Javier Güemez, Jordan Sierra, Jaime Gómez, Camilo Sanvezzo, Daniel Villalva (Ake Loba 86′), Carlos Acosta (Erbin Trejo 86′), Ayron del Valle (Paolo Yrizar 31′).
Morelia: Sebastián Sosa, Efraín Velarde (Rodolfo Vilchis 64′), Sebastián Vegas, Gabriel Achilier, Mario Osuna, Edison Flores, Roberto Meráz, Aldo Rocha (Rodrigo Millar 71′), Gastón Lezcano (Cándido Ramírez 58′), Carlos Ferreira, Miguel Ángel Sansores.