Herculez Gomez was on the bench for Santos Laguna in a 1-1 draw with Monterrey to open the Mexican Clausura finals. Santos went up a goal on the road in the 69th minute when Oribe Peralta scoring from distance. That lead held into stoppage time when Humberto Suazo converted a penalty. The series resumes on Sunday for the deciding leg at the Nuevo Estadio Corona. Santos holds the tiebreaker after finishing 1st in the regular season.