Necaxa vs Monterrey – Jornada 1 Recap & Highlights

Necaxa logo "vs" Monterrey logoMonterrey took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Necaxa scored in stoppage time to salvage a 2-2 draw in this rescheduled Jornada 1 match. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten this season, while the reigning champion Rayados remain winless.

While Monterrey were looking for their first win of the season to move out of last place in the table, Necaxa had the chance to move into first with a victory of their own. The game started at a good pace and it didn’t take long for the breakthrough, with Monterrey scoring in the 14th minute. Rogelio Funes Mori cut past Rodrigo Noya, drew out the keeper, and cut the ball back for Miguel Layún, whose first-time finish made it 0-1.

It looked like Monterrey would take the lead into halftime, but in the 44th minute Maxi Meza was called for a foul in the box on Mauro Quiroga, which gave the hosts the chance to equalize from the spot. Juan Delgado stepped up to take the penalty, and he converted it to tie the game 1-1.

The second half was hard-fought as both teams sought to break the deadlock. Necaxa had a pair of good opportunities through Fernando Arce in the 55th and a free kick by Quiroga in the 60th, but neither came to anything.

Then, in the 84th minute, the unfortunate Arce sent the ball into his own net as he slid to cut out a cross, making it 1-2 for Monterrey with his own-goal.

The Rayados were just minutes away from earning their first victory of the Clausura, but Necaxa clawed their way back in stoppage time. In the 93rd minute, Monterrey was unable to clear their lines and Rodrigo Noya finished off a loose ball to make it 2-2 at the death.

With the 2-2 draw, Necaxa reaches eight points while Monterrey reaches two.


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