Both teams showed willingness and heart; nonetheless, they failed to find their footing as it was a first half with a lot of inaccuracy as both tactics neutralize each other.
The first chance for Gallos arrived at minute 3 as Silveria shot from outside the box very wide though. Two minutes later, team captain, Jesús Molina, showcased his good heading skills with a header that went a bit off target. A couple of minutes later, ‘JJ’ received a great through-pass and shot past Ruíz; nonetheless, the goal was overruled as Macías was caught off-side.
In the 29th minute, Uriel Antuna crossed a dangerous ball into the box, but a home-team defender deflected the ball timely.
Querétaro went in front thanks to a violent shot from Silveria into the back of the net in minute 38th. By the end of the first half, ‘JJ’ pulled one a trick out of his sleeve as he tied the game with a flashy shot following a gorgeous assist by Alexis Vega.
During the second half, El Chiverío changed tactics with a halftime substitution with ‘Cone’ Brizuela coming on the field, which caused an open front for both Chivas and Gallos; however, it was Querétaro who got behind the driving seat with hard pressure on the offensive half.
In minute 54, Ramírez fired from very long range and Gudiño caught the ball easily. A minute later, ‘Lalo’ Torres tried his luck with a shot from way outside the box that could not go in.
In the 74th minute, Querétaro took the lead, once again, during a set-piece play and a precise header from Ramírez. It was during stoppage time when Miguel Ponce became the last-minute hero as he conquered a late equalizer with a header following a corner-kick.
There’s no time to lose for El Rebaño as they will clash with Mazatlán next Saturday 6th, at 9:00 pm CT during matchweek 10 of Guard1anes 2021.
Querétaro 2-2 Guadalajara
(Hugo Silveira 38’, Kevin Ramírez 74’)
(José Juan Macías 45’)
Referee: Erick Yair Miranda Galindo
Querétaro: 21 Gerardo Ruíz, 4 Martín Rea, 22 Alexis Doldán, 2 Omar Mendoza, 17 Erik Vera, 8 Fernando Madrigal (16 Javier Ibarra 86’), 5 Kevin Escamilla, 7 Kevin Ramírez (27 José Gurrola 81’), 20 Gonzalo Montes (YC 61’), 19 Hugo Silveira (23 Francisco Da Costa 81’), 15 Ángel Sepúlveda (10 Jefferson Montero 86’).
Coach. Héctor Altamirano
Guadalajara: 1 Raúl Gudiño, 17 Jesús Sánchez (26 Cristian Calderón al 76’) (YC 79’), 3 Gilberto Sepúlveda, 14 Antonio Briseño, 2 Alejandro Mayorga (16 Miguel Ponce 74’) (YC 90’), 5 Jesús Molina (11 Isaac Brizuela al 46’) (YC 82’), 29 Eduardo Torres (YC 73’), 19 Jesús Angulo (20 Fernando Beltrán 64’), 15 Uriel Antuna, 7 Alexis Vega (6 César Huerta 64’), 9 José Juan Macías.
Coach. Víctor Manuel Vucetich