Toluca vs Tijuana – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

Toluca remained unbeaten at home this season with a 3-0 win against 10-man Tijuana. The result is a second straight win for the Diablos Rojos, while the Xolos remain winless in four.

The hosts came out attacking and Rodrigo Salinas had the first good chance in just the 4th minute, but Gibrán Lajud made the save. Luis Quiñones also had a good opportunity, but he couldn’t put his shot on frame.

Then, in the 23rd minute, William da Silva showed off some individual skill before getting a shot away that was tipped out for a corner kick. That ensuing corner led to the breakthrough as Enrique Triverio headed it home to make it 1-0 for Toluca.

In the 34th minute, Antonio Ríos – who was recognized by Toluca in the pregame ceremonies for his 300 games with the club – scored direct from a free kick to give the Diablos the 2-0 lead.

Tijuana looked for a response in the second half, and Juan Lucero had an opportunity early on but William da Silva made the necessary defensive play. Luis Chávez tried his luck from distance in the 60th, but Luis García made the save.

Then, in the 64th minute, the Xolos’ hopes of a comeback took a blow when Hiram Muñoz was sent off for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity, leaving the visitors with just 10 men.

Toluca took advantage of their extra man to make it 3-0 in the 73rd minute, with Luis Quiñones assisting Ernesto Vega.

Quiñones then nearly got on the scoreboard himself in the 87th minute, but Lajud was able to make the save.

With the 3-0 win, Toluca reaches 10 points while Tijuana still has five.

Highlights

Lineups

Toluca: Luis García, Omar Tobio, Osvaldo González, Cristian Borja, Rodrigo Salinas, William da Silva (Adolfo Domínguez 81′), Antonio Ríos, Luis Quiñones, Luis Mendoza, Ernesto Vega (Giovanny León 79′), Enrique Triverio (Amaury Escoto 77′).

Tijuana: Manuel Gibrán Lajud, Luis Fernando Fuentes, Juan Carlos Valenzuela, Omar Mendoza (Eryc Castillo 60′), Hiram Muñoz, Diego González, José Rivero, Diego Rodríguez (Jesús Angulo 45′), Luis Chávez, Juan Lucero, Miler Bolaños (Gustavo Canto 77′).

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