Nothing for anyone in the series’ first duel between Atlas and Monterrey as a draw to zero goals in the northern sultana and they will have to define one of the finalists in Apertura 2021 on Saturday at Jalisco Stadium.
Few feelings the meeting had, to understand it Rayados was guilty because the position in the table does not benefit them, Foxes was a smart game worthy of one of the best defenses in the championship.
But the options to get on the scoreboard were presented at the foot of Julio Furch, who on the 18th had a heads-up with Estaban Andrada, where the goalkeeper won to keep his rating at zero.
Monterrey’s best minutes were late in the second halfEven Rogelio Funes Mori managed to get hold of the rebound and tucked the ball into the empty net.
Javier Aguirre threw all the meat to the grill during the last half hour of play, but Rojinegros managed to lower the curtain very well to leave the steel giant alive, collecting seven duels without being able to win in that scenario.
The result forces Monterrey to win on Saturday in Guadalajara’s gem to advance to the round, while a win or draw regardless of points would give Atlas the ticket to the semi-finals for the first time since 2004.
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