Necaxa vs Toluca – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

With a saved penalty at the death, neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Necaxa and Toluca played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten in two but winless at home this season while the Diablos Rojos are unbeaten in three but winless in two.

The hosts had the better of the chances in the first half. In the 22nd minute, Matías Fernández hit the post with a free kick; then, following a corner kick, Carlos González saw his header cleared off the line by Rodrigo Salinas.

In the second half, chances were few and far between. Toluca had an opportunity from distance by Rubens Sambueza, but his shot went just wide.

Just when it looked like the game was sure to end in a goalless draw, Necaxa was awarded a penalty kick after a controversial handball call on Santiago García. Martín Barragán stepped up to take the spot kick, but he couldn’t put any pace behind it and Luis García comfortably made the save.

With the 0-0 draw, Necaxa reaches five points while Toluca reaches six.

Highlights

Lineups

Necaxa: Marcelo Barovero, Brayan Beckeles, Igor Lichnovsky, Miguel Ángel Ponce, Ventura Alvarado, Matías Fernández (Marcelo Allende 77′), Dieter Villalpando, Roberto Alvarado, Víctor Dávila (Martín Barragán 61′), Fernando González, Carlos González (Daniel Álvarez 70′).

Toluca: Luis García, Santiago García, Osvaldo González, Cristian Borja, Rodrigo Salinas, Juan Delgadillo (Ángel Reyna 77′), Rubens Sambueza, Antonio Ríos, Pablo Barrientos, Fernando Uribe (Alexis Canelo 82′), Luis Quiñones (Alexis Vega 57′).

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