Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Cruz Azul and Toluca played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps both La Máquina and the Diablos Rojos unbeaten this season, although it also leaves Cruz Azul winless in three after a run of draws.
Cruz Azul started the game off better as they looked for an elusive home win, but they were ultimately unable to take advantage of their opportunities. Their best chance came through Felipe Mora, whose header was saved well by Luis García.
Toluca, on the other hand, struggled to create any incisive attacks in a game that was repeatedly interrupted by fouls, making it difficult for either side to settle into a rhythm.
Cruz Azul made attack-minded substitutions in the second half, but the insertions of Martin Cauteruccio and the evergreen Chaco Giménez didn’t have the desired impact. Although the stats were titled towards the hosts – 15 shots to Toluca’s two – the visitors’ defense stood firm.
In the end, the sides had to settle for a share of the spoils as the game finished the way it started: goalless.
With the 0-0 draw, Cruz Azul reaches six points while Toluca reaches eight.
Cruz Azul: José de Jesús Corona, Enzo Roco, Adrián Aldrete, Julio César Domínguez, Omar Mendoza, Gabriel Peñalba (Christian Giménez 71′), Édgar Méndez, Francisco Silva, Ángel Mena, Rafael Baca, Felipe Mora (Martín Cauteruccio 66′).
Toluca: Luis García, Rodrigo Salinas, Efraín Velarde, Osvaldo González, Santiago García, Rubens Sambueza, Rodrigo Gómez (Alexis Canelo 50′), Antonio Ríos, Gabriel Hauche, Rodrigo López (Jesús Méndez 60′), Martín Abundiz (Iván Zamora 86′).