Puebla vs Toluca – Jornada 2 Recap and Highlights

Puebla earned their first victory of the season with a 2-1 win against Toluca. The result is a second straight victory for the Poblanos in all competitions, while the Diablos Rojos saw their unbeaten start to the Apertura halted.

Puebla started the game out attacking and they were rewarded for it in the 11th minute, when Carlos Calvo fouled Christian Tabó in the box. Referee Jorge Pérez Durán pointed to the penalty spot and Daniel Arreola converted the PK to give Puebla the 1-0 lead.

Toluca looked for a response and they began to see more of the ball; however, the next goal went Puebla’s way. In the 31st minute, José Francisco Torres sent his shot from distance into the upper corner to make it 2-0 with a golazo.

The Diablos Rojos were able to reduce the deficit before halftime, though, with a penalty of their own. In the 38th minute, Erik Pimentel was called for a foul in the box and Rubens Sambueza converted the ensuing spot kick to make it 2-1.

Toluca threw numbers forward in the second half as they looked for a tying goal, but Puebla stood firm defensively. Luis Mendoza gave the home fans a scare with his shot that hit the woodwork, but the visitors could get no closer than that as Puebla held on to the lead.

With the 2-1 win, Puebla reaches three points while Toluca still has three.

Highlights

Lineups

Puebla: Nicolás Vikonis, Brayan Angulo, Daniel Arreola, Erik Pimentel, Vladimir Loroña, Alejandro Chumacero, Francisco Acuña (Hugo Isaác Rodríguez 61′), José Daniel Guerrero, José Francisco Torres (Pablo González 76′), Lucas Cavallini, Christian Tabó (Cristian Palacios 61′).

Toluca: Alfredo Talavera, Osvaldo González, Cristian Borja, Rodrigo Salinas, Carlos Calvo (Adolfo Domínguez 82′), William da Silva, Rubens Sambueza, Antonio Ríos, Luis Quiñones, Ernesto Vega (Luis Mendoza 54′), Alexis Canelo (Enrique Triverio 45′).

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