In a game that finished 10 vs 10, Tigres UANL emerged victorious with a comprehensive 3-0 win against Toluca. The result is a second consecutive win for the universitarios, while the Diablos Rojos are now winless in two and remain winless on the road this season.
It didn’t take Tigres long to open the scoring, with the hosts taking the lead in just the 8th minute. Luis Rodríguez and Enner Valencia combined well in the box before André-Pierre Gignac finished off the play to make it 1-0.
The game evened out after that goal, however, with Toluca gaining more possession and testing Tigres’ defense as well as Nahuel Guzmán.
It looked like the game might tilt in the visitors’ favor in the 36th minute, when Javier Aquino was given a straight red card for kicking Rodrigo Salinas in the face as he challenged for the ball. But it wasn’t long before it was 10 vs 10 as Alexis Vega was sent off with his second yellow before halftime.
In the second half, Tigres took complete control of the game, dominating both possession and goal-scoring opportunities. In the 64th minute, Enner Valencia made it 2-0 for the hosts after combining well with Jesús Dueñas.
Then, in the 81st minute, Tigres won a penalty kick. Valencia took it, and Luis García saved it, but the Ecuadorian finished off the rebound to make it 3-0 nevertheless.
With the 3-0 win, Tigres reach 25 points while Toluca still has 23.
Tigres: Nahuel Guzmán, Luis Rodríguez, Hugo Ayala, Jorge Torres Nilo, Juninho, Rafael Carioca (José Francisco Torres 89′), Jesús Dueñas, Javier Aquino, André-Pierre Gignac (Ismael Sosa 86′), Enner Valencia, Eduardo Vargas (Damián Álvarez 78′).
Toluca: Luis García, Osvaldo González, Efraín Velarde, Rodrigo Salinas, Santiago García, Carlos Esquivel, Alexis Canelo, Jesús Méndez (Iván Zamora 62′), Antonio Ríos, Alexis Vega, Fernando Uribe (Martín Abundiz 73′).