Chivas de Guadalajara moved into first place in the table with a 2-0 victory over 9-man Toluca. The result extends el Rebaño’s home unbeaten streak to three games while the Diablos Rojos have now lost two in a row.
The hosts took the lead just past the half-hour mark, when Ángel Zaldívar slipped his marker and played in Alan Pulido, whose diagonal shot made it 1-0 for Chivas.
The night quickly got worse for Toluca; three minutes after going down a goal, they went down a man as well when Rubens Sambueza was given a straight red for a foul on Isaác Brizuela. Brizuela was unable to continue after the foul and was subbed out for Carlos Fierro.
Pulido found a second goal in the second half to ensure the victory for Chivas. In the 72nd minute, Sinha lost the ball and Pulido took advantage, beating Alfredo Talavera to make it 2-0.
Then, in the 78th minute, Gabriel Hauche was red carded for a foul on Jesús Sánchez, and with just nine men on the field there was no hope of a comeback for Toluca.
With the 2-0 win, Chivas reaches 17 points while Toluca still has 16.
Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Oswaldo Alanís, Carlos Salcido, Edwin Hernández, Jesús Sánchez, Orbelín Pineda, José Juan Vázquez, Rodolfo Pizarro, Isaác Brizuela (Carlos Fierro 38′), Alan Pulido (Michelle Benítez 72′), Ángel Zaldívar (Néstor Calderón 62′).
Toluca: Alfredo Talavera, Efraín Velarde, Paulo da Silva, Osvaldo González, Rodrigo Salinas, Antonio Ríos (Sinha 55′), Rubens Sambueza, Pablo Barrientos (Juan Delgadillo 84′), Jesús Méndez, Gabriel Hauche, Fernando Uribe (Enrique Triverio 59′).