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Monterrey, Tijuana play to scoreless draw

Xolos were able to hang on to get a point and retain the lead in the Apertura table.

Xolos manager Miguel Herrera shouts instructions during Tijuana’s match against Monterrey.
Xolos manager Miguel Herrera shouts instructions during Tijuana’s match against Monterrey.
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Tijuana got a critical point on the road but still wound up losing ground in the Liga MX Apertura table, drawing Monterrey 0-0 at Estadio BBVA Bancomer. Xolos goalkeeper Federico Vilar made six saves and got this fifth shutout of the torneo in a match that favored Monterrey for most of the time. Monterrey had a whopping 66% of possession and took 22 total shots. In the end though, neither team was able to break through and score.

Tijuana had a couple of good looks at goal early on, and none were better than this look from Milton Caraglio:

Definitely tough to tell from this angle, but from the angle shown on television it appeared as if the linesman made the correct call on the offside. Dayro Moreno also had a couple of good chances but Jonathan Orozco was up to the task and preserved his second shutout of the torneo.

Tijuana is still top of the Apertura table, however second place Tigres gained a bit of ground on Xolos as Tuca Ferretti’s side was able to defeat Monarcas Morelia 2-0. Xolos have a Wednesday Copa MX match against Toluca before a Saturday match against Pachuca - both of which take place away from the friendly confines of Estadio Caliente.

Xolos: Federico Vilar, Damián Pérez, Yasser Corona, Juan Carlos Valenzuela, Michael Orozco; Avilés Hurtado (Juan Carlos Núñez, 73’), Ignacio Malcorra (Kevin Gutierrez, 58’), Guido Rodríguez, Gabriel Hauche (Paul Arriola, 87’), Milton Caraglio, Dayro Moreno

Rayados: Jonathan Orozco, José Basanta (Walter Ayoví, 27’), Hiram Mier, César Montes, Iván Piris, Walter Gargano, Celso Ortiz, Arturo González (Carlos Sánchez, 73’), Dorlan Pabón(Edwin Cardona, 63’), Yimmi Chará, Alberth Elis

Scoring: None

Disciplinary: None