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Necaxa earn stunning 3-3 draw over Chivas

Toluca v Necaxa - Torneo Apertura 2018 Liga MX Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Necaxa scored with the last kick as they earned an incredible 3-3 draw over Chivas in a thrilling match at the Estadio Victoria.

The visitors were controlling the early stages and produced the first goal of the match in the 27th minute when Ventura Alvarado scored into his own net to give the Rebaño the lead.

But Necaxa came right back to the start of the second half as Brian Fernandez combined with Martin Barragan before sending a deflected shot past Raul Gudiño.

The goal served as a warning from an increasingly dominant Necaxa team, who would then take the lead only ten minutes later. Fernandez made a strong run down the right wing, weaving past a total of three defenders and then scoring this second goal of the night.

In the 75th minute, Necaxa appeared to be taking their first step towards confirming the win when a penalty was called for a handball inside the box. Former Chivas striker Angel Sepulveda stepped up but his attempt went right into the hands of Gudiño.

Chivas would then take full advantage of Necaxa’s missed penalty kick by having their own penalty kick called moments later. Angel Pulido would make no mistake, and all of a sudden, the match was leveled at two goals apiece.

The game was beginning to come to the boil, and with 89 minutes gone, Ronaldo Cisneros sent the visiting fans into a frenzy when a loose ball inside the box was smashed in to the back of net to put Chivas up 3-2.

Astonishingly, however, with the last kick of the match, Leobardo Lopez connected with a Brian Fernandez free kick to send a looping header past Gudiño to make it 3-3 and put a dramatic end to one of the most memorable matches so far in this Clausura.