América vs Toluca – Jornada 12 Recap and Highlights

América took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Toluca came back for a 1-2 away win. The result ends the Águilas’ season-long unbeaten streak while the Diablos Rojos have now won five in a row.

The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 2nd minute. Jérémy Ménez played in Renato Ibarra, who beat Alfredo Talavera one-on-one to make it 1-0 for América.

But the game soon went downhill for the Águilas. Toluca responded well to falling behind, and in the 9th minute they tied the game. Rubens Sambueza pounced on a rebound given up by Agustín Marchesín to make it 1-1 against his former team.

Then, in the 34th minute, Bruno Valdéz was sent off with his second yellow card of the night, leaving América to see out the rest of the game with just 10 men.

In the second half, Toluca began to take advantage of their extra man as they controlled possession and chances. It wasn’t until the 80th minute that they were able to complete the comeback, however.

From a free kick, Sambueza sent the ball in towards the six-yard box, where Osvaldo González found himself alone behind América’s defense. He stabbed the ball home to make it 1-2 for the Diablos Rojos.

With the 1-2 win, Toluca reaches 24 points while América still has 21.

Highlights

Lineups

América: Agustín Marchesín, Carlos Vargas (Alejandro Díaz 90′), Edson Álvarez, Víctor Aguilera, Bruno Valdéz, Guido Rodríguez, Mateus Uribe, Cecilio Domínguez (Henry Martín 85′), Jérémy Ménez (Joe Corona 43′), Renato Ibarra, Oribe Peralta.

Toluca: Alfredo Talavera, Santiago García, Osvaldo González, Cristian Borja, Rodrigo Salinas, Rubens Sambueza (Gabriel Hauche 87′), Antonio Ríos, Leonel López (Fernando Uribe 46′), Pablo Barrientos, Luis Quiñones (Juan Delgadillo 82′), Alexis Canelo.

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