Humberto Suazo scored the only goal as Monterrey edged the first leg of their Clausura play-off quarter-final against rivals Tigres, while Club America also secured a 1-0 win at Unam Pumas.
FIFA.com reviews the 2013 CONCACAF Champions League, in which Monterrey again beat compatriots Santos in the final to reach the FIFA Club World Cup for a third time in a row.
Monterrey roared back from two goals down to beat fellow Mexican side Santos Laguna 4-2 to win the continental crown and book passage to a third consecutive FIFA Club World Cup.
Ten-man Monterrey managed to draw Santos Laguna 0-0 on the road in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final, inching Los Rayados closer to a third straight trip to the FIFA Club World Cup.
Two-time defending champions Monterrey and Santos Laguna meet in a replay of last year's CONCACAF Champions League final this week, with a place in the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco on the line.
The seven FIFA Club World Cup hopefuls have announced their squads for Japan 2012, and you can view players selected here on FIFA.com.