Querétaro jumped out to an early lead just three minutes into the game. Yerson Candelo beat John Stefan Medina to a cross and finished it off to give the Gallos Blancos the 1-0 lead.
The hosts took the lead in the 34th minute, when Camilo Sanvezzo headed home a corner kick from Kevin Gutiérrez to make it 1-0.
Juárez pressed forward after falling behind, but Querétaro stood firm defensively, and it looked like the Gallos Blancos would hold on for victory by the minimum difference.
Monterrey remained unbeaten at home this season with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over 10-man Querétaro. The loss brings the Gallos Blancos’ three-game winning streak to an abrupt halt and ends Jimmy Lozano’s unbeaten run as coach of Querétaro.
The Rayados took the lead in just the 4th minute as they took advantage of a set piece. Edwin Cardona volleyed home a corner kick to make it 1-0 for Monterrey.
The hosts had the first chance of the game through Ángel Sepúlveda, but Darío Verón was there to clear the ball off the line. Then, in the 10th minute, the visitors took the lead as Matías Britos out-jumped his defender on a corner kick to head Pumas in front.
Atlas 2-1 Puebla (Group 4)
Atlas kept their hopes of advancing alive with a 2-1 win over Puebla in this Group 4 game. The Poblanos are still top of the group but are now vulnerable to losing that spot. The Rojinegros went into this game winless in Copa MX play, but they took the lead in the 18th minute. Édgar Zaldívar won the ball and played in Jahir Barraza, whose diagonal shot made it 1-0.
The hosts added to their lead in the second half, when Rodolfo Salinas finished off a corner kick to make it 2-0 in the 52nd minute. Atlas looked in complete control, but Puebla made the final few minutes interesting after they reduced the deficit in the 85th minute, with the unfortunate Federico González scoring an own-goal to put the visitors on the board. However, Atlas was able to hold on to the lead and secure their first win of the competition.
With the 2-1 win, Atlas reaches four points while Puebla still has seven.
Necaxa’s two-game unbeaten streak came to an abrupt halt with their 1-4 loss to Querétaro on Saturday night. The win is a second consecutive one for the Gallos Blancos, who scored more goals tonight than in their previous six games combined.
Querétaro got the ball rolling early, with Luis Noriega giving them the 0-1 lead in just the 6th minute after some combination play with Emanuel Villa. But Necaxa looked for a response after falling into that early hole, and in the 25th minute they managed to tie the game.
A stoppage-time goal gave Querétaro their first win of the season with a 2-1 victory over León. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten under new coach Jimmy Lozano, while the loss keeps La Fiera winless in four and could see them end the weekend in last place, depending on other results.
Querétaro pushed forward early on and looked dangerous, particularly as Ángel Sepúlveda, Jaime Gómez, and Luis Noriega got involved in the attack. In the 13th minute, Noriega gave the Gallos the 1-0 lead with his shot from the edge of the box, which took a deflection off Guillermo Burdisso to beat William Yarbrough.
Luis Noriega scored twice – once for each team – as Cruz Azul and Querétaro played out a 1-1 draw. The result keeps La Máquina winless in four and leaves the Gallos Blancos winless this season. New coach Jimmy Lozano wasn’t able to turn around Querétaro’s fortunes in his first game in charge, but the Gallos did at least manage to score their first goal in league play.
The hosts looked much the better side throughout the game, but they were wasteful with their chances. Tiago Volpi also came up big in goal for Querétaro repeatedly, and he was the hero of the first half for the visitors.
Cruz Azul vs Querétaro – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (13th) fell 1-0 to Tijuana last weekend to keep them winless in three in league play. Adding in the Copa MX, La Máquina is winless in five in all competitions. They are unbeaten at home, though, with a win and a draw, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways in this one. All of Cruz Azul’s games have been close ones, with 1-0 scorelines – both for and against them – dominating. Their defense has been good but their attack needs to come to life sooner rather than later.
As for Querétaro (17th), the Gallos Blancos fell 0-1 to Chivas de Guadalajara last weekend to remain winless this season. Querétaro is goalless as well, having failed to score in all of their four league games to date. That run of form, combined with their low position in the Tabla de Cociente, led the club to make a midweek coaching change with the dismissal of Víctor Manuel Vucetich. They did win in the Copa MX in midweek, where they defeated Alebrijes de Oaxaca 0-1, and they’ll now look for their first league victory under new coach Jimmy Lozano.