Toluca vs Atlas – Jornada 3 Recap and Highlights

Toluca came from behind twice to beat Atlas 3-2, with the Diablos Rojos taking the lead for the first time in the 85th minute. The result keeps Toluca unbeaten this season while the Rojinegros saw their two-game winning streak ended.

The game started well for the visitors, who were looking to remain top of the table. In the 23rd minute, Matías Alustiza sent the ball in for Juan Vigón, whose header beat goalkeeper Luis García to give Atlas the 0-1 lead.

Then, in the 34th minute, referee Jorge Pérez Durán awarded Toluca a penalty kick after Cristian González was called for a foul on Rodrigo Gómez. Rubens Sambueza stepped up to the spot and scored, but Durán ruled that the kick needed to be retaken due to encroachment by Toluca players.

Sambueza stepped back up to the spot and that time Miguel Ángel Fraga made the save to keep the score 0-1.

Toluca was able to find the equalizer in the 45th minute, however, when Gómez played in Gabriel Hauche, whose shot took a slight deflection off Rafael Márquez to make it 1-1.

Atlas reclaimed the lead in the 72nd minute, though, when Alustiza’s shot deflected off Rodrigo Salinas to wrong-foot the goalkeeper and make it 1-2.

But Toluca’s subs rescued the game for the hosts. In the 83rd minute, Enrique Triverio – who had come just minutes earlier – tied it up again with an assist from Sambueza. Then, two minutes after that, Toluca claimed the lead for the first time through another sub, Mateus Gonçalves, who drove into the box, cut around two defenders, and made it 3-2.

With the 3-2 win, Toluca reaches seven points while Atlas still has six.

Highlights

Lineups

Toluca: Luis García, Efraín Velarde, Osvaldo González, Santiago García, Rodrigo Salinas, Rodrigo López (Iván Zamora 59′), Gabriel Hauche (Enrique Triverio 79′), Rodrigo Gómez (Mateus Gonçalves 68′), Rubens Sambueza, Antonio Ríos, Fernando Uribe.

Atlas: Miguel Ángel Fraga, Jaine Barreiro, Cristian González, Rafael Márquez, José Madueña, Javier Salas (Luis Robles 45′), Juan Pablo Vigón (Serge Njoh 71′), Bryan Garnica, Clifford Aboagye, Milton Caraglio, Matías Alustiza (Gaddi Aguirre 78′). 

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