Current champions Santos failed to score and tied against a tough and well organized Jaguares in the 9th round of Apertura 2012 at Corona stadium.
Santos had a good start enjoying a couple of early chances in the game. The first one was just three minutes into the match when Jaguares keeper Edgar Hernandez deflected with his legs a shot by Oribe Peralta.
Monterrey’s team had another opportunity to open the score 13 minutes later when Carlos Darwin Quintero made a nice play and left the ball to Gerardo Lugo inside the box but Lugo’s shot hit the post.
At the 24th Jaguares enjoyed their best chance after a counter attack that left Franco Arizala face to face with keeper Oswaldo Sánchez. The shot bby the Colombian striker was deflected by Sánchez.
Then the game turn into Santos controlling the game and having more possession of the ball and Jaguares holding off in defense, waiting for a chance to counter attack.
The champions created a couple more chances that they were no t able to finish inside the net. Jaguares had another clear chance at the 78th when Luis Gabriel Rey was face to face against Oswaldo Sánchez but his shot went high.
With the tie Santos now has 12 points and are 10th in the standings table while Jaguares reached 8 point to stay at 16th place.