Liga MX: Monterrey defeats Atlas 2-0 on Thursday

GUADALAJARA. Monterrey tops Atlas with a 2-0 win with a goal from R. Funes (60') and a goal from A. González (63').

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GUADALAJARA. Monterrey tops Atlas with a 2-0 win with a goal from R. Funes (60′) and a goal from A. González (63′). Atlas lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%).

The match was played at the Estadio Jalisco stadium in Guadalajara on Thursday and it started at 9:05 pm local time. The referee was Óscar Mejía García with the support of Karen Janett Díaz Medina and Jonathan Maximiliano Gómez Olmos. The 4th official was Gustavo Padilla Aguirre. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 17.2 degrees Celsius or 62.98 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 40%.​

Match Statistics

Atlas was in firm control of the ball 56% while Monterrey was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Atlas was more aggressive with 50 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 5 were on target. Still, Monterrey was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Atlas shot 17 times, 5 on target, 10 off target. Talking about the opposition, Monterrey shot 16 times, 5 on target, 10 off target.


Atlas received 1 yellow card (Anderson Santamaría). Regarding the opposition, Monterrey received 3 yellow cards (Stefan Medina, Jesús Gallardo and Esteban Andrada).

After playing this match, Atlas will stay with 7 points like América to stay in the 9th place. Talking about the opposition, Monterrey will have 12 points like Pachuca to stay in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 49'

    Stefan Medina

  • 60'

    Rogelio Funes Mori

    Víctor Guzmán

  • 63'

    Arturo González

    Rogelio Funes Mori

  • 67'

    Jeremy Márquez

    Gaddi Aguirre

  • 67'

    Christopher Trejo

    Jaziel Martínez

  • 74'

    Anderson Santamaría

  • 76'

    Jordi Cortizo

    Rogelio Funes Mori

  • 76'

    Germán Berterame

    Maximiliano Meza

  • 77'

    Aníbal Chalá

    Luis Reyes

  • 81'

    Jesús Gallardo

  • 84'

    Diego Barbosa

    José Abella

  • 87'

    Esteban Andrada

  • 87'

    Omar Govea

    Rodrigo Aguirre

  • 87'

    Sebastián Vegas

    Héctor Moreno

  • 89'

    Iván Tona Olmeda

    Arturo González

Next match

In the upcoming Liga MX match, Atlas will host Tigres UANL on the 19th of February with a 16-9 head to head in favor of Tigres UANL (13 draws).

Monterrey will host Querétaro on the 16th of February with a 16-8 head to head stats in favor of Monterrey (5 draws).

Atlas: Formation and Lineups

Atlas started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).

The manager Benjamin Mora chose to play with the following team: Camilo Vargas (6.9), Anderson Santamaría (6.2), Hugo Nervo (7.0), Gaddi Aguirre (6.3), José Abella (6.6), Aldo Rocha (6.5), Jaziel Martínez (6.7), Luis Reyes (6.5), Brian Lozano (7.8), Julio Furch (7.4) and Julián Quiñones (7.1).


Atlas made 4 changes: Gaddi Aguirre for Jeremy Márquez (67′), Jaziel Martínez for Christopher Trejo (67′), Luis Reyes for Aníbal Chalá (77′) and José Abella for Diego Barbosa (84′).

Top player: Brian Lozano

Probably the most impressive player in Atlas was Brian Lozano.

His rating is (7.8) with 44 passes (77% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 6. He performed 6 crosses.

Monterrey: Formation and Lineups

Monterrey started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the other side, Víctor Manuel Vucetich Rojas played with: Esteban Andrada (7.2), Stefan Medina (6.8), Victor Guzmán (8.0), Héctor Moreno (7.2), Jesús Gallardo (7.0), Maximiliano Meza (7.2), Luis Romo (7.0), Celso Ortiz (7.0), Arturo González (7.8), Rodrigo Aguirre (6.5) and Rogelio Funes Mori (8.2).


Monterrey made 5 changes: Rogelio Funes Mori for Jordi Cortizo (76′), Maximiliano Meza for Germán Berterame (76′), Rodrigo Aguirre for Omar Govea (87′), Héctor Moreno for Iván Tona Olmeda (87′) and Arturo González for Sebastián Vegas (87′).

Top player: Rogelio Funes Mori

The player who no doubt impressed Monterrey the most was Rogelio Funes Mori.

His rating is (8.2) with 1 goal, 15 passes (73% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 7. He hit the woodwork once times.

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