América vs Monterrey – Jornada 1 Recap and Highlights

Monterrey took the lead but couldn’t hold it as América came back for an emphatic 4-2 victory.

The game started off well for the Rayados, who took the lead in just the 7th minute. The Águilas lost the ball trying to play out of the back, and Rogelio Funes Mori took advantage to slip in behind the defense and make it 0-1 for Monterrey.

It didn’t take long for the hosts to respond, though, with América winning a penalty kick in the 16th minute. Nicolás Castillo converted it to make it 1-1, and just three minutes after that the Águilas completed the comeback.

In the 19th minute, Mateus Uribe headed home a cross from Renato Ibarra to give América the 2-1 lead.

But Monterrey responded before halftime as Stefan Medina sent a long ball into the box for Avilés Hurtado, whose header beat Agustín Marchesín to make it 2-2.

América retook the lead shortly after halftime, however, with Nicolás Castillo scoring his second of the night, with an assist from Ibarra, to make it 3-2 in the 49th minute.

Monterrey looked to tie it up once more, but they couldn’t get past Marchesín a third time. Instead, América added an insurance goal in the 78th minute. Marcelo Barovero made the initial save on Ibarra’s shot, but the rebound fell to Roger Martínez, who put it away to make it 4-2.

With the 4-2 win, América reaches three points while Monterrey still has zero.

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