Monterrey 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.
Atlético San Luis took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Necaxa scored late to earn a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten this season, but winless at home, while the Potosinos are also unbeaten, but winless on the road.
The game started off at a good pace, with several early chances. The visitors had the better of the run of play, and a set piece gave them the lead in the 15th minute, when Matías Catalán finished off a corner kick at the far post to give San Luis the 0-1 lead.
Necaxa ultimately came out on top of this back-and-forth game, earning a 2-3 away win against Toluca. The result gets the Rayos off to a winning start in the Clausura 2020, while the Diablos Rojos suffered their first loss of the season.
The game started off nicely for the visitors, who were playing their first match of the season. In the 22nd minute, Kevin Mercado tried a shot on goal; Alfredo Talavera made the save, but gave up a rebound that Mauro Quiroga put away to make it 0-1 for Necaxa.
Monterrey scored late in stoppage time to beat Necaxa 1-0 on the right and assure their spot in the Gran Final with a 3-1 aggregate victory. The Rayados’ win means there will be an adjustment to the playoff schedule, since they’ll be playing in the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup next week; as a result, the Liga MX final will be delayed by two weeks and played on December 26th and 29th.
The pressure was on Necaxa in this one; they needed to score to advance, while Monterrey would go through with a 0-0 draw. Nevertheless, it was the visitors who looked more dangerous in the attack. In the 14th minute, Jesús Gallardo was denied by the offside flag as Monterrey looked to seal the series.
Monterrey took, lost, and regained the lead as they beat Necaxa 2-1 in the first leg of their Apertura 2019 semifinal series.
Necaxa had the best road record in the league in the regular season – with six wins from nine games – and they came out attacking as they looked to keep their good road form going in this one. But after a promising five minutes from the Rayos, Monterrey took control of the game and they took the lead in the 10th minute.
Querétaro mounted a valiant comeback attempt but a red card allowed Necaxa to retake control, with the Rayos earning a 2-3 win on the night and booking their spot in the semifinals with a 6-2 aggregate victory.
The Gallos Blancos needed to win at least 3-0 in order to overturn the first leg deficit, and they ame out attacking as they looked to do exactly that. It took just four minutes for Querétaro to get on the board, as Marcel Ruiz headed home a cross from Ayron del Valle to make it 1-0 (1-3) early on.
Necaxa took a commanding lead in the first leg of this quarterfinal series with a 3-0 victory against Querétaro.
The game started off a little slowly, with a good deal of play taking place in midfield. Neither team was able to take firm control, and while they both created a few chances, none of them were particularly dangerous.
Puebla closed out their season on a high with a 3-0 victory against Necaxa. The Poblanos snapped a six-game winless streak with that result, while the Rayos have now lost two of their last three.
Puebla was already eliminated from playoff contention going into this one, while Necaxa had their own spot in the Liguilla locked up, but it was the hosts who came out looking stronger. In the 11th minute, Christian Marrugo played the ball to Christian Tabó at the top of the box, and the Uruguayan beat Hugo González to make it 1-0 for La Franja. Continue reading →
Necaxa moved into first place in the table with a 0-2 away win against Atlas. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten in five and extends their road winning streak to five games, while the Rojinegros saw their four-game unbeaten streak halted.
The game startled off slowly, with neither team able to take control or create many chances of note going forward. Necaxa was gifted a chance when Camilo Vargas slipped as he attempted to clear the ball, but Jesús Angulo couldn’t take advantage of the opportunity.