In the matchup that could very well decide who gets demoted in a couple months, Morelia finally pulled itself out of last place in the ratio table for now with the win they had to have, 1-0 at home over now-last-place and suddenly slumping Veracruz. The only goal came from Raul Ruidiaz in the 69th minute on a PENAL!, who has keyed Morelia’s recent turnaround-after only 1 goal through the first 5 games, last tournament’s co-top goal scorer now has 3 in his last 4 games and seems to be getting his scoring touch back. Morelia now holds all the tiebreakers over Veracruz in the demotion race for now and has put the struggling Tiburones Rojos on the hot seat with 8 games left. That’s important for Morelia because things could flip-flop easily next week because the Monarcas have a tough road game at Pachuca while Veracruz gets Puebla.
Goals-Raul Ruidiaz (Morelia, 69′, 4th of tournament, Penalty Kick)
Shots on Goal-Morelia 2, Veracruz 2
Corner kicks-Morelia 2, Veracruz 1
Amarillas-Morelia 2 (Gabriel Achiller, 46′, Sebastian Vegas, 76′), Veracruz 1 (Freddy Hinestroza, 17′)
Venue: Estadio Morelos, Morelia, Michoacan
Attendance: 29,656 (84.7% capacity)
Morelia-at Pachuca (3/11)