Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Querétaro and Toluca played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten at home in four – but winless in two overall – while the Diablos Rojos are unbeaten in two, but winless on the road in seven.
The visitors came out attacking as they looked to strengthen their position in the playoff race; Toluca controlled the game from the beginning and they had the first good chance in the 6th minute, when Alan Medina saw his left-footed shot go just wide.
Then, in the 19th minute, Federico Mancuello tried his luck from the edge of the box, but Gil Alcalá was there to make the save. The keeper was called into action again in the 30th minute to deny Santiago García from distance as Toluca continued to press.
Querétaro’s first clear chance of the game didn’t come until the 56th minute, when a defensive error allowed Ake Loba to bring the ball into the box, but Alfredo Talavera stopped his shot to keep the game goalless.
Minutes after that, the game took a turn for the worse for the visitors when Richard Ruíz was sent off for a foul on Loba, leaving Toluca to see out the remaining half-hour with 10 players.
Querétaro had a few more opportunities thanks to their numerical advantage, with Loba in particular continuing to look dangerous, but they couldn’t find the breakthrough.
Toluca, meanwhile, kept attacking and Felipe Pardo had an opportunity to give them a late lead after Santiago García played him into the box in the 81st minute, but once again Alcalá made the save.
In the 89th minute, Luis Romo got his head to a dangerous cross, but could only send it over the crossbar as the game finished honors even.
With the 0-0 draw, Querétaro reaches eight points while Toluca reaches 18.
Querétaro: Gil Alcalá, George Corral, Luis Romo, Diego Novaretti, Víctor Milke, Miguel Ángel Samudio, Jordan Sierra, Jonathan Suárez (Daniel Villalva 65′), Jaime Gómez (Ayron del Valle 85′), Camilo Sanvezzo (Jorge Rojas 76′), Ake Loba.
Toluca: Alfredo Talavera, Santiago García, Osvaldo González, Richard Ruíz, Rodrigo Salinas, Jonatan Maidana, Antonio Ríos (Luis Mendoza 70′), Édgar Pardo, Federico Mancuello, Alan Medina (Adrián Mora 63′), Emmanuel Gigliotti (Alexis Canelo 67′).