In the Clausura 2017 edition of the Clásico Regio, Monterrey earned the bragging rights with a 1-0 victory over Tigres UANL. The result keeps the Rayados unbeaten in four and gives them a sixth consecutive home win, while the universitarios saw their three-game unbeaten streak brought to a halt.
The Clásico was hard-fought from the opening whistle, but both teams seemed more concerned with stopping the other than with mounting their own incisive attacks. There was controversy in the 27th minute, when Juninho used his arm to block a cross from José María Basanta, but referee Roberto García Orozco declined to call a penalty.
Despite taking a 2-0 lead, Santos Laguna ended up drawing 2-2 with Monterrey on Wednesday night. The result nevertheless keeps Santos unbeaten at home this season as well as unbeaten overall in their last four, while the Rayados are now unbeaten in two.
The game started off brightly for the Guerreros, who took the lead in just the 2nd minute. Djaniny sent a good cross into the box and Julio César Furch was there to head it home and give Santos the 1-0 lead.
Monterrey moved into first place – pending the rest of this weekend’s games – with a comfortable 4-1 victory against Jaguares de Chiapas. The loss is a second straight one for Jaguares and leaves them winless in four, while the Rayados remain unbeaten at home this season.
Monterrey controlled the run of play in the first half, and they took the lead shortly past the half-hour mark. In the 34th minute, Yimmi Chara played in Rogelio Funes Mori, and the Argentinian beat Moisés Muñoz to make it 1-0.
América remained unbeaten at home this season with a 1-0 victory over Monterrey. The loss ends a two-game winning streak for the Rayados and keeps them winless on the road in four.
The first half was a largely even affair. Monterrey had the first chance in the 11th minute, but Agustín Marchesín sent Dorlan Pabon’s effort out for a corner kick. América then had a chance through Michael Arroyo in the 22nd minute, but after getting past César Montes he couldn’t beat Hugo González, who made the save.
Monterrey moved into first place in the table with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Atlas. The win keeps the Rayados unbeaten at home this season while the Rojinegros are now winless in two.
The hosts started the game off strongly, with their first good chance coming in just the second minute. However, Dorlan Pabón was unable to put his shot on target after receiving a through ball in the box.
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.
Venados 1-1 Atlante (Group 6)
Venados earned their first point of the Copa MX in their final game of the tournament with a 1-1 draw with Atlante. The result leaves Atlante needing several other results to go their way in order to advance. The visitors looked the better side for long stretches of the game, but Venados defended valiantly and prevented the Potros from getting the win they needed.
Then, late in the second half, the hosts took the lead from the penalty spot. Fernando Herrera was called for a foul on Freddy Martín, and Leandro Navarro converted the spot kick to make it 1-0 in the 72nd minute. But Atlante quickly found a response, with Óscar Uscanga tying the game 1-1 in the 76th minute.
With the 1-1 draw, Venados reach one point while Atlante reaches five.