Toluca vs Chivas de Guadalajara – Jornada 1 Recap and Highlights

Toluca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Chivas de Guadalajara came back for a 1-1 draw in their Clausura 2018 season opener.

The game started off at a good pace with early chances at both ends. In the 12th minute, Toluca twice came within inches of opening the scoring. Leonel López hit the crossbar and the rebound fell to Fernando Uribe, whose bicycle kick attempt also crashed against the woodwork.

Chivas quickly had a chance at the other end through “Chofis” López, whose shot went just wide of Luis García’s goal. A minute after that, Leonel López saw his own shot go just wide for Toluca.

The breakthrough came in the 22nd minute. Pablo Barrientos sent the ball into the box for Uribe, who brought it down and sent it on to Alexis Vega; his bicycle kick beat Rofoldo Cota to make it 1-0 for the hosts.

Chivas nearly tied it up just before halftime with a header by Hedgardo Marín, but García was there to make the save. However, in the second half, El Rebaño found the equalizer.

In the 52nd minute, Jesús Sánchez played the ball in for López, who brought it down on his chest, got around his marker, and made it 1-1.

Both teams looked to go on and find a game winner, and the Diablos Rojos came close in the 87th minute when Vega played in Luis Quiñones, but Chivas’s defense was alert to the danger and sent the ball out for a corner kick.

In the end, the two had to settle for a share of the spoils.

With the 1-1 draw, Toluca and Chivas both reach one point.



Toluca: Luis García, Santiago García, Osvaldo González, Aldo Benítez (Luis Quiñones 83′), Rodrigo Salinas, Rubens Sambueza, Antonio Ríos, Leonel López (Juan Delgadillo 75′), Pablo Barrientos, Ernesto Vega, Fernando Uribe (Alexis Canelo 59′).

Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Hedgardo Marín, Edwin Hernández, Jesús Sánchez, Juan Basulto, Orbelín Pineda (Walter Gael Sandoval 65′), Javier López, Rodolfo Pizarro (José Macías 90′), Michael Pérez, Alan Pulido, Carlos Cisneros.

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