Lobos BUAP vs Toluca – Jornada 13 Recap and Highlights

Toluca moved into first place in the table with a 1-2 away win against Lobos BUAP. The result leaves the Licántropos winless in four and drops them to last in the table, while the Diablos Rojos extended their winning streak to six games.

Lobos came out looking for the three points that would give them some breathing room in the relegation fight. However, it was Toluca who struck first, with the visitors taking the lead in just the 10th minute.

Leonel López found Luis Quiñones, whose low laser shot beat Lucero Álvarez to make it 0-1 for the Diablos Rojos.

Lobos looked for an equalizer, and they had a chance in the 19th minute through Julián Quiñones, but Alfredo Talavera was alert to make the save. Then, just past the half-hour mark, Quiñones had another opportunity, but once again Talavera intervened.

Toluca nearly added to their lead just before halftime from a counterattack, but Rubens Sambueza hit the post. But in the 52nd minute, the visitors were able to make it 0-2. Alexis Canelo got free on the right and got to the end-line before sending the ball in for Luis Quiñones, who scored his second of the night.

Lobos continued to press, but it was Toluca who had the better of the chances. In the 62nd minute, Canelo couldn’t convert a one-on-one opportunity against the keeper; then, in the 68th minute, Rodrigo Salinas hit the post.

In the 81st minute, the universitarios were finally able to find the breakthrough, as Julián Quiñones reduced the deficit to 1-2 with his shot from inside the box. That set up a frantic finale, but in the end, Lobos were unable to go on to find the equalizer.

With the 1-2 win, Toluca reaches 27 points while Lobos still have nine.

Highlights

Lineups

Lobos: Lucero Álvarez, César Cercado, Francisco Rodríguez, Facundo Erpen, Luis Advíncula, Jordan Sierra (Gabriel Cortez 57′), Pedro Aquino, Carlos Morales (Jerónimo Amione 75′), Diego Jiménez, Irven Ávila (Amaury Escoto 67′), Julian Quiñones.

Toluca: Alfredo Talavera, Santiago García, Osvaldo González, Cristian Borja, Rodrigo Salinas, Rubens Sambueza, Antonio Ríos, Leonel López (Gabriel Hauche 63′), Pablo Barrientos, Luis Quiñones (Juan Delgadillo 76′), Alexis Canelo (Fernando Uribe 90′).

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