The visitors needed a win due to their precarious position in the relegation standings, and also to show that off-field issues – such as Liga MX stating that owner Carlos López Chargoy must sell the team – would not affect their play.
Toluca, meanwhile, was looking to remain top of the league with a third straight win. They came close to opening the scoring through Antonio Ríos, who hit the crossbar; then through Efraín Velarde, who was denied by Moisés Muñoz.
The Diablos Rojos then had a stroke of luck when referee Eduardo Galván did not call what looked like a clear penalty for Jaguares after Osvaldo González fouled Vanderley Dias.
But that luck didn’t last. In the 67th minute, captain and defensive linchpin Paulo da Silva was forced out of the game due to injury. Just five minutes after that, Jaguares surprised their hosts with a goal.
Jonathan Fabbro sent a free kick into the upper left-hand corner in the 72nd minute to give Chiapas the 0-1 lead.
Toluca poured the pressure on after that in search of an equalizer but they were ultimately unable to find one as they suffered their first defeat in the newly-renovated Estadio Nemesio Diez.
With the 0-1 win, Jaguares reach three points while Toluca remains on six.
Toluca: Alfredo Talavera, Rodrigo Salinas, Osvaldo González, Paulo da Silva (Aarón Galindo 67′), Efraín Velarde, Pablo Barrientos (Sinha 71′), Antonio Ríos, Jesús Méndez, Rubens Sambueza, Gabriel Hauche, Fernando Uribe (Enrique Triverio 59′).
Jaguares: Moisés Muñoz, Bruno Pereira Pires, Félix Araujo, Juan Patiño, Brayan Angulo, Lucas Silva, Dieter Villalpando, Luis Mendoza (Félix Micolta 73′), Jonathan Fabbro, Mateus Goncalves (Christian Bermúdez 84′), Vanderley Dias (Enrique Esqueda 58′).