Pumas UNAM vs Toluca – Jornada 11 Recap and Highlights

A late own-goal gave Toluca a 0-1 away win against Pumas UNAM. The result is a fourth straight victory for the Diablos Rojos while the universitarios suffered their second consecutive loss and are now winless in five.

Pumas could get little going in attack as Nicolás Castillo and Matías Alustiza looked disconnected from the rest of the team while a well-organized Toluca back line easily cut out the few opportunities the hosts created.

The Diablos Rojos created several early opportunities of their own, such as a corner kick in the 2nd minute that saw Jesús Gallardo make a goal-line clearance. Then in the 5th minute, Luis Quiñones played in Fernando Uribe, only for the striker to shoot wide.

But after that early flurry, the game settled down into more of a midfield battle, with neither side able to make their stamp on the game.

As the second half wore down, it looked like the game was destined to end in a 0-0 draw. Then, in the 85th minute, Toluca took the lead. The Diablos won the ball as Pumas tried to play out of the back; Cristian Borja took the ball to the endline and sent in a low cross. With Alexis Canelo waiting, Marcelo Díaz tried to cut out the cross, but the unfortunate Chilean only managed to send the ball into his own net.

With the 0-1 win, Toluca reaches 21 points while Pumas still have 15.

Highlights

Lineups

Pumas: Alfredo Saldívar, Alejandro Arribas, Luis Quintana, Alan Mendoza, Alan Mozo, David Cabrera (Abraham González 87′), Jesús Gallardo, Marcelo Díaz, Matías Alustiza (Mauro Formica 72′), Alan Acosta (Pablo Barrera 57′), Nicolás Castillo.

Toluca: Alfredo Talavera, Santiago García, Osvaldo González, Cristian Borja, Rodrigo Salinas, Rubens Sambueza, Antonio Ríos, Leonel López (Juan Delgadillo 79′), Pablo Barrientos, Fernando Uribe (Alexis Canelo 83′), Luis Quiñones (Alexis Vega 74′).

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