Monarcas Morelia took a two-goal lead but failed to hold it as Necaxa stormed back for a 2-3 away win. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten in three and extends their road winning streak to four games, while the michoacanos have now lost two in a row.
The night started off well for the hosts, who came out attacking and took the lead in the 23rd minute. Eduardo del Ángel headed home a cross from the left to put Morelia ahead 1-0.
Then, on the stroke of halftime, Morelia added to their lead. In the 45th minute, Rodrigo Noya deflected a cut back into the path of Edison Flores, who brought it down and then fired past Hugo González to make it 2-0.
But the second half was a different story.
In the 53rd minute, Jesús Angulo was played in behind the defense and into the box, where he drew out and got around Sebastián Sosa before crossing the ball to Mauro Quiroga to head into the empty net. 2-1.
Quiroga got on the board again 10 minutes later with a similar finish, as he headed home a cross from Antonio Delgado to level the game 2-2.
The equalizer swung the momentum of the game firmly in Necaxa’s favor. The visitors were energized and eager to look for the third goal that would complete the comeback, while Morelia grew nervous at the thought of conceding another.
In the 84th minute, the Rayos found that third goal. Morelia lost the ball while trying to play out of the back, and Felipe Gallegos beat Sosa with his shot from distance to give Necaxa the 2-3 lead.
With the 2-3 win, Necaxa reaches 24 points while Morelia still has 16.