Toluca and Chivas de Guadalajara both had the lead at one time or another, but in the end they had to settle for a 2-2 draw in this game that finished 10 vs 10. The result keeps the Diablos Rojos unbeaten at home this season, while El Rebaño remains winless.
The game started off brightly for the hosts, with Toluca taking the lead in just the 3rd minute. Rubens Sambueza played in Alexis Vega, and he beat goalkeeper Raúl Gudiño to make it 1-0 early on.
Despite falling behind, Chivas looked like the better team. The visitors repeatedly threatened an equalizer, with Ángel Zaldívar hitting the post in the 26th minute and Alan Pulido seeing a shot cleared off the line by Rodolfo Salinas with the keeper beaten.
Then, just before halftime, Guadalajara found the tying goal. In the 43rd minute, Gael Sandoval got past two defenders, only for his shot to hit the post; however, Zaldívar was there to finish off the rebound and make it 1-1.
Soon after the second half began, Chivas went ahead. Pulido played in Isaác Brizuela, who crossed the ball in for Zaldívar; his diving header made it 1-2 for the visitors in the 50th minute.
Toluca was able to react, however, and in the 69th minute they leveled the game again. Cristian Borja pressed forward into the attack and sent in a cross for Ángel Mendoza, who finished it off at the far post to make it 2-2.
Things went off the rails for the hosts in the 76th minute, though, when Alfredo Talavera got himself sent off. Josécarlos van Rankin had a goal disallowed and Talavera’s chatter earned him a yellow; when he kept arguing with the referee, it became a red.
Chivas looked to take advantage of their extra man to retake the lead, but backup keeper Luis García was able to keep them from scoring a third. Then, in stoppage time, Orbelín Pineda was ejected to leave both teams with 10 men.
With the 2-2 draw, Toluca reaches four points while Chivas reaches one.
Toluca: Alfredo Talavera, Omar Tobio, Osvaldo González, Cristian Borja, Rodrigo Salinas, William da Silva (Luis Quiñones 70′), Rubens Sambueza, Antonio Ríos, Luis Mendoza, Ernesto Vega (Luis García 81′), Alexis Canelo (Enrique Triverio 62′).
Chivas: Raúl Gudiño, Josécarlos van Rankin, Carlos Salcido, Jair Pereira, Edwin Hernández (Miguel Ángel Ponce 72′), Orbelín Pineda, Isaác Brizuela, Walter Gael Sandoval (Edson Torres 81′), Michael Pérez, Alan Pulido (José Godínez 85′), Ángel Zaldívar.