Monarcas Morelia vs FC Juárez – Jornada 16 Recap & Highlights

Monarcas Morelia badge and FC Juárez badge separated by "vs"Monarcas Morelia dominated from start to finish as they thrashed FC Juárez 6-1. The result keeps the Michoacanos unbeaten in three, while the Bravos have now lost two in a row.

The hosts came out attacking and they threatened in the 3rd minute, when Miguel Ángel Sansores saw his shot knocked out for a corner kick. From that ensuing corner, Sebastián Vegas scored to give Morelia the 1-0 lead in just the 4th minute.

Then, in the 10th minute, Edison Flores finished off a counterattack with a left-footed shot to make it 2-0. The goal was reviewed by VAR for a possible offside, but in the end it stood.

Morelia controlled play for much of the rest of the half, with Juárez unable to do much in the final third. The hosts had a pair of decent chances to add to the lead in the closing stages of the half, but neither Vegas nor Carlos Ferreira was able to make theirs count.

In the 55th minute, Vegas appeared to get his second goal of the night after Edison Flores laid the ball off for him in the box, but after VAR review the would-be goal was disallowed for offside and the score remained 2-0.

But in the 71st minute, a handball gifted Morelia a penalty, and Aldo Rocha put it away to make it 3-0.

FC juárez got a lifeline in the 79th minute when – after VAR review – they were awarded a penalty of their own. Diego Rolán converted the spot kick to reduce the deficit to 3-1 in the 82nd minute.

Morelia restored their three-goal cushion in the 90th minute through Fernando Aristeguieta, and an inspired Monarcas side then added another pair of goals in stoppage time, with first Cándido Ramírez scoring in the 92nd and then Luis Mendoza getting on the board in the 95th minute to give the Monarquía the definitive 6-1 lead.

With the 6-1 win, Morelia reaches 23 points while Juárez still has 14.

Highlights

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