Toluca vs Tigres UANL – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

toluca tigresNeither team could find the breakthrough on Sunday afternoon as Toluca and Tigres UANL played out a 0-0 draw. The universitarios have now gone five straight games without conceding a goal and they remain unbeaten this season, while Toluca remains unbeaten at the Estadio Alberto Chivo Córdoba.

With Alfredo Talavera not yet back in goal despite the end of Mexico’s Olympic tournament, it was Luis Manuel García who did well to keep out a pair of long-range efforts from André-Pierre Gignac in a game where the keepers impressed.

At the other end of the field, Enrique Triverio tried to put the Diablos Rojos in front from within the six-yard box, but his shot went straight into the body of Nahuel Guzmán.

The Argentinian netminder did well to keep out an ambitious effort from Carlos Gerardo Rodríguez towards the end of the first half as the game continued goalless.

In the second half, chances were few and far between as the game settled into a midfield battle. Play degenerated as Tigres and Toluca fought not to lose rather than to win.

The best chances of the second period went to the hosts, when Triverio got his head to a cross by Rodríguez but Guzmán was there to deny him.

With the 0-0 draw, Toluca reaches five points while Tigres reach nine.

Highlights

Lineups

Toluca: Luis Manuel García, Gerardo Flores, Osvaldo González (Aarón Galindo 31′), Paulo da Silva, Carlos Gerardo Rodríguez, Erbin Trejo, Antonio Ríos, Rodrigo Gómez (Pablo Barrientos 58′), Carlos Esquivel, Ernesto Vega, Enrique Triverio (Fernando Uribe 72′).

Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Israel Jiménez, Juninho, Hugo Ayala, Alberto Acosta (Manuel Viniegra 74′), Lucas Zelarayán, José Francisco Torres (Jesús Dueñas 46′), Guido Pizarro, Javier Aquino, Ismael Sosa (Jürgen Damm 79′), André-Pierre Gignac. 

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