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Monterrey kidnapped a fatal draw against Cruz Azul in the matches of the third round of the Mexican Football League.

Monterrey turned from two goals down to a draw by scoring two goals in stoppage time.

Javier Aguirre, coach of the team, was sent off in the 79th minute for an objection, and the team’s player, Stephan Medina, was sent off in the 51st minute.

Rogelo Funes Mori, the club’s all-time top scorer, scored the first goal in the 93rd minute, before Cesar Montes snatched the deadly equalizer in the 97th minute.

Monterrey will face Al-Ahly on February 5 in the quarter-finals of the Club World Cup.

Monterrey is ranked seventh in the Mexican league table with 5 points, two points behind Cruz Azul, the leader in the standings.

Monterrey loses the services of 10 players before confronting Al-Ahly, due to the summoning of its players from January 27 to February 3 for the World Cup qualifiers for the North and South American continents.

The Mexico national team announced the inclusion of 5 players from Monterrey: defense trio Jesus Gallardo, Luis Romo, Hector Moreno, midfielder Cesar Montes and Rogelio Funes Mori – the club’s historic top scorer -.

The Argentina national team included the duo: goalkeeper Esteban Andrada and winger Maximiliano Mesa, for the matches against Colombia and Chile.

The Chilean national football team, Sebastian Vegas, has included the midfielder for the matches between Argentina and Bolivia.

Colombia has included full-back Stephan Medina for the matches against Peru and Argentina.

And Joel Campbell, the former Arsenal player, also joined the Costa Rica squad for the confrontations with Panama, Mexico and Jamaica.

Monterrey supported Mexican Rodolfo Pizarro on loan until next January, coming from Inter Miami.

Pizarros participation in the Club World Cup will be his third, after he previously participated in the Chivas shirt in the 2018 edition and Monterrey in 2019.

Pizarro, who is the playmaker, scored 5 goals for his country in 35 matches.



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