Toluca vs León – Jornada 11 Recap and Highlights

toluca leonToluca remained unbeaten in the Alberto Chivo Córdoba with a 1-1 draw against León. The draw keeps León unbeaten in four but winless in two, while the Diablos Rojos are unbeaten in eight overall.

Toluca looked the better team in the early going, but it was the visitors who opened the scoring. In the 21st minute, Paulo da Silva was called for a foul on Fernando Navarro in the box, and León had the chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot.

Mauro Boselli stepped up to take the spot kick and he converted it with authority to make it 0-1 for León.

Toluca continued to push forward despite falling behind, and Da Silva very nearly leveled the game in the 26th minute. However, the Paraguayan’s header hit the crossbar instead.

Two minutes after that, the Diablos had another good chance to tie it up, but Alexis Vega’s attempt was stopped by William Yarbrough. But Toluca’s persistence paid off, and in the 34th minute Pablo Barrientos made it 1-1 when he back-heeled a cross from Gerry Flores.

In the second half, Toluca looked the more dangerous side as they tried to complete the comeback. Erbín Trejo and Fernando Uribe nearly combined for a goal in the 58th minute and then Barrientes hit the crossbar in the 70th as he looked for his second of the night.

León’s best chance to restore their lead came in stoppage time, when Elías Hernández went one-on-one with Alfredo Talavera, only for the goalkeeper to make an important kick save.

With the 1-1 draw, Toluca reaches 17 points while León reaches 12.

Highlights

Lineups

Toluca: Alfredo Talavera, Gerardo Flores, Paulo da Silva, Osvaldo González, Óscar Rojas, Carlos Esquivel, Antonio Ríos, Pablo Barrientos (Diego Gama 86′), Erbin Trejo (Rodrigo Gómez 82′), Ernesto Vega (Sinha 67′), Fernando Uribe.

León: William Yarbrough, Fernando Navarro, Guillermo Burdisso, Diego Novaretti, Efraín Velarde, Elías Hernández, Luis Montes (Juan Cuevas 63′), Alexander Mejía, Leonel López, Germán Cano (Christian Valdez 68′ – Juan González 78′), Mauro Boselli. 

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