The hosts very nearly opened the scoring in the opening moments, but Hugo González kept the game goalless with a good save on Fernando Uribe in the 5th minute.
González continued to be an important part of the game for Monterrey as he stopped Jesús Méndez’s attempt in the 35th minute.
But despite Toluca’s chances, it was Monterrey who opened the scoring. In the 40th minute, Edwin Cardona’s shot took a helpful deflection to beat Alfredo Talavera and give the Rayados the 0-1 lead.
Toluca responded quickly, however, and before halftime they tied the game. Erbin Trejo found Gabriel Hauche, who beat González to make it 1-1 in the 44th minute.
In the second half, the game leveled out. Although Toluca continued to control possession, their attack lacked the intensity of the first half. Their best chance came in the 63rd minute, when Hauche and Uribe combined in the box, but the final attempt was off-target.
Monterrey had a chance of their own through Dorlan Pabón in the 76th minute, but his shot from distance was no trouble for Alfredo Talavera.
Ultimately neither team was able to find a winning goal as they had to settle for a share of the spoils.
With the 1-1 draw, Toluca reaches 26 points while Monterrey reaches 24.
Toluca: Alfredo Talavera, Efraín Velarde, Osvaldo González, Paulo da Silva, Rodrigo Salinas, Pablo Barrientos, Erbin Trejo (Carlos Esquivel 83′), Juan Delgadillo, Gabriel Hauche, Jesús Méndez, Fernando Uribe (Antonio Pedroza 77′).
Monterrey: Hugo González, Luis Fernando Fuentes, Efraín Juárez, Nicolás Sánchez, César Montes, Walter Gargano, Carlos Sánchez (Dorlan Pabón 65′), Jesús Molina, Edwin Cardona (Walter Ayoví 81′), Yimmi Chara (Iván Piris 90′), Rogelio Funes Mori.