Neither team was able to take the initiative in the early going as the game got stuck in midfield, but bit by bit the goalscoring chances began to come, primarily through shots from outside the box. Rubens Sambueza and Gabriel Hauche had opportunities for the visitors, while Carlos Fierro and Juan Macías threatened for the hosts.
Nevertheless, the first half finished goalless.
In the second half, Chivas looked improved but was unable to make the scoreboard reflect that. Toluca started to tilt the game back and Rodrigo Salinas came very close to giving the Diablos Rojos the lead with his shot towards the corner that Rodolfo Cota did well to save.
The game began to take a turn for the worse for Toluca in the 66th minute when Hernán Crisante was ejected from the sideline. Then, in the 71st minute, Osvaldo González was given a straight red card for a foul on Eduardo López, leaving Toluca to see out the rest of the game with just 10 men.
Chivas began to press forward in earnest as they looked to make their extra man count, but their final touch was lacking. Although El Rebaño registered 16 shots throughout the 90 minutes, just three of those attempts were on goal.
With the 0-0 draw, Chivas and Toluca both reach one point.
Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Jesús Sánchez, Edwin Hernández, Juan Miguel Basulto, Carlos Salcido, Ángel Zaldívar, Michael Pérez, Fernando Beltrán (Ángel López 77′), Michelle Benítez (Javier López 45′), Carlos Fierro, José Macías (Isaác Brizuela 65′).
Toluca: Alfredo Talavera, Rodrigo Salinas, Santiago García, Efraín Velarde, Osvaldo González, Antonio Ríos, Rodrigo López (Juan Delgadillo 75′), Rubens Sambueza, Gabriel Hauche, Rodrigo Gómez (Mateus Gonçalves 65′), Fernando Uribe (Enrique Triverio 82′).