Monarcas Morelia beat Veracruz by the minimum difference to extend the Tiburones Rojos’ winless streak to 34 games. The result keeps the michoacanos unbeaten in three while Veracruz has now lost six in a row.
Veracruz, under the interim direction of José Luis González after the renunciation of Enrique Meza, came out attacking as they looked to snap their record-setting winless run, but Morelia quickly took control of the ball and the game. They had a number of chances to open the scoring, but it ultimately took quite a while to find the breakthrough.
Morelia was forced into an early substitution after an injury to Mario Osuna in the 19th minute, and his replacement, Lucas Villafañez, scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 70th minute.
Villafañez found himself unmarked in the box and headed home a cross from the left to make it 1-0 for La Monarquía.
Fernando Aristeguieta thought he had made it 2-0 for the hosts in the 78th minute, but the would-be goal was disallowed after VAR review due to a handball.
The lone goal was enough for Morelia, though, as they celebrated their second consecutive home win.
With the 1-0 win, Morelia reaches 10 points while Veracruz still has one.