For the second week in a row, Veracruz took a late lead but couldn’t hold it. Their 1-1 draw with León extends the Tiburones Rojos’ record-setting winless streak to 39 games, while La Fiera is now winless in three.
León came out attacking and they had a good chance early on through José Juan Macías, but his diagonal shot went just wide of the post. Veracruz had a good chance of their own moments later, with Lampros Kontogiannis missing just high in the 4th minute.
Veracruz was fighting hard, but the game took a turn for the worse for the visitors in the 36th minute. After VAR review, Gaspar Iñiguez was given a straight red card for a studs-up tackle on Ismael Sosa in the 36th minute, leaving the Tiburones Rojos to see out the rest of the game with just 10.
But León couldn’t make their numerical advantage count. Instead, Bryan Carrasco put the ball in the back of the net for Veracruz – but his would-be goal was disallowed for offside. Minutes into the second half, Carrasco had another would-be goal disallowed for the same reason.
In the 60th minute, Sosa nearly gave León the lead, but Sebastián Jurado made a great save with his leg to keep the game 0-0.
Then, in the 80th minute, Miguel Herrera was called for a handball in the box, giving Veracruz the chance to take the lead from the penalty spot. Carrasco stepped up and converted the PK to put the visitors ahead 0-1 in the 83rd minute.
They couldn’t hold the lead, though. In the 86th minute, Luis Montes got free in the box and headed home a cross from Joel Campbell to tie the game 1-1.
With the 1-1 draw, León reaches 20 points while Veracruz reaches four.