The hosts looked dangerous from the opening moments, with Camilo Sanvezzo causing problems for his former team and nearly opening the scoring in the 2nd minute after a defensive mistake by the Gallos.
The visitors struggled to contain Sanvezzo, Miler Bolaños, and Ariel Nahuelpán, all of whom came close to scoring. Nahuelpán in particular had a spectacular chance with a bicycle kick that went just inches wide.
Tijuana’s pressure paid off in the 36th minute. Gil Alcalá came out to punch away a cross, but failed to make good contact; it fell to the feet of Washington Camacho, who put it away to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
Querétaro immediately began looking for a response and in the 41st minute Jesús Escoboza hit the post, but Tijuana held on to the lead going into halftime.
But in the 52nd minute, the Gallos earned a penalty kick after Diego Braghieri was called for a foul in the box. Jordan Sierra stepped up to take the spot kick, and he converted it to make it 1-1.
The game was a back-and-forth affair after that, as both teams looked to take the lead. Fabián Castillo was the main source of danger for Querétaro, while Tijuana caused trouble with the speed of Bolaños.
In the end, however, a second goal wouldn’t come and the two teams had to settle for a share of the spoils.
With the 1-1 draw, Tijuana and Querétaro both reach four points.