Querétaro came from behind to earn a 1-2 away win against Toluca on Sunday afternoon. The result snaps a five-game winless streak for the Gallos Blancos, while the Diablos Rojos have now lost two in a row.
Toluca, already ensured of a spot in the playoffs, nevertheless came out looking for a win here as they looked to challenge for the top of the table. They found the breakthrough shortly before halftime, with Fernando Uribe finishing off a cross from Jesús Méndez to make it 1-0 in the 40th minute.
The hosts had chances to add to their lead after that, but Tiago Volpi became a wall in goal for Querétaro as the Brazilian netminder stopped everything that got through to him.
Sinha entered the game in the 60th minute for his final regular season appearance at the Estadio Nemesio Diez, and was serenaded by the crowd, who chaned “Sinha no se va, no se va”, but the Brazilian’s afternoon ended up going quite sour.
First, his compatriot Camilo Sanvezzo won the ball from him in midfield and sent a long-range shot past Alfredo Talavera to tie the game 1-1 in the 66th minute.
Then, in the 84th minute, Toluca earned a penalty kick and the chance to retake the lead following a foul on Pablo Barrientos; he was going to take the PK himself, until the crowd persuaded Sinha to step up. He didn’t get much power behind the kick, however, and he saw it saved by Volpi to keep the game 1-1.
When it looked like the game was going to end level, Sanvezzo appeared again to finish off a cross from Édgar Benítez and complete the comeback for the Gallos Blancos.
With the 1-2 win, Querétaro reaches 19 points while Toluca still has 26.
Toluca: Alfredo Talavera, Jordan Silva, Rodrigo Salinas, Efraín Velarde, Paulo da Silva, Erbin Trejo (Martín Abundiz 81′), Pablo Barrientos, Jesús Méndez, Antonio Ríos (Sinha 60′), Gabriel Hauche (Carlos Esquivel 70′), Fernando Uribe.
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, Jaime Gómez, Hiram Mier, Miguel Ángel Martínez, Luis Esqueda, Luis Noriega (Marco Jiménez 71′), Neri Cardozo (Yerson Candelo 84′), Aldo Arellano, Édgar Benítez, Ángel Sepúlveda (Édgar Gerardo Lugo 63′), Camilo Sanvezzo.