Toluca vs América – Jornada 2 Recap and Highlights

toluca americaToluca reopened the newly refurbished Estadio Nemesio Diez with a 2-1 victory over América. The win is a second consecutive one for the Diablos Rojos, while the Águilas, whose Jornada 1 match was postponed, are still looking for their first points of the season.

Toluca started the game off brightly, with Fernando Uribe going one-on-one with Agustín Marchesín within the opening minutes. Then, in the 11th minute, Gabriel Hauche gave them the lead with a golazo.

But in the 23rd minute, Osvaldo González was called for a handball in the box and the visitors were awarded a penalty kick. Michael Arroyo stepped up to take it, and he converted it to tie the game 1-1.

It didn’t take long for the Diablos to react, however, and in the 27th minute they retook the lead. Good combination play ended with Jesús Méndez putting the ball in the right corner with another golazo. 2-1.

América made a halftime sub as they looked for an equalizer, but Toluca stood firm defensively and the Águilas were unable to break through.

The hosts had the chance to put the game completely out of reach in the 89th minute, when they earned a penalty kick after Paolo Goltz was called for a handball in the box. However, Marchesín made the save on Uribe to keep América just one goal behind.

In the end, that one-goal lead was enough and Toluca reopened the Nemesio Diez with a victory.

With the 2-1 win, Toluca reaches six points while América remains on zero.

Highlights

Lineups

Toluca: Alfredo Talavera, Rodrigo Salinas, Paulo da Silva, Osvaldo González, Efraín Velarde, Pablo Barrientos (Rubens Sambueza 71′), Antonio Ríos, Jesús Méndez, Erbin Trejo (Aarón Galindo 83′), Gabriel Hauche (Antonio Matías 79′), Fernando Uribe.

América: Agustín Marchesín, Bruno Valdez, Pablo Aguilar, Paolo Goltz, Miguel Ángel Samudio, Renato Ibarra (Carlos Rodel 78′), William da Silva, José Daniel Guerrero, Michael Arroyo (Silvio Romero 77′), Oribe Peralta, Carlos Darwin Quintero (Edson Álvarez 46′). 

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