Monterrey took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Chivas de Guadalajara came back for a 1-1 draw. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the Rayados – but keeps them winless in four – while El Rebaño remains unbeaten in two but winless in five.
Antonio Mohamed was looking to get Monterrey back on track in his return to the bench for the Rayados, and at first it looked like he might start his second tenure off with a win. The hosts had chances from the opening whistle and it didn’t take long for them to find the breakthrough.
In the 13th minute, Monterrey won a corner kick; Rogelio Funes Mori nodded it on; and Jesús Gallardo found himself unmarked at the far post to make it 1-0 for Monterrey.
Chivas pushed for an equalizer and their pressure paid off shortly before halftime. In the 41st minute, Oribe Peralta received the ball at the top of the box, turned, and played in Miguel Ángel Ponce, who made it 1-1.
In the second half, Monterrey had the better of the run of play and they came close to retaking the lead on more than one occasion, but Toño Rodríguez came up big in goal to preserve the draw.
In the end, the two teams had to settle for a share of the spoils.
With the 1-1 draw, Monterrey reaches 17 points while Chivas reaches 13.