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Dorlan Pabon and Pablo Aguilar each scored a goal as Monterrey manager, Antonio “Turco” Mohamed, earned a point against his former club on Saturday night.
Mohamed presided over Club America during their 2014 Apertura championship run but left the club in controversy at the end of his contract.
America came into the game brimming in self-belief following their stunning 6-0 victory over Herediano in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals.
Dorlan Pabon gave the hosts a 16th minute lead with his fourth goal in three games. The former Valencia man rolled in a long-distance shot after a quick free-kick to open the scoring in the match.
But Las Aguilas equalized after only four minutes when Pablo Aguilar, a player Mohamed brought to America, scored a firm header past Jonathan Orozco from a Rubens Sambueza cross.
In the second-half, the torrential rain coming down on the Estadio Tecnologico suggested a turbulent end to the game.
In the closing stages, Antonio Mohamed received his marching orders from the ref for complaining, and at the final whistle, both teams left the match with a hard-fought point.
With the result, America missed an opportunity to jump to the top of the league table, but remain in firm Liguilla position.
Meanwhile, Rayados persist in the bottom-half of the table with four matches to go in the regular season, and their next game will be the Clasico Regiomontano against Tigres.