Toluca vs América – Jornada 15 Recap and Highlights

Toluca took, lost, and then regained the lead as they earned a 3-2 home victory against América. The result keeps the Diablos Rojos unbeaten in three and keeps them in playoff contention, while the Águilas are now winless in three.

The afternoon started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 4th minute. Federico Mancuello received a cut-back from Emmanuel Gigliotti and chipped the ball past Agustín Marchesín to make it 1-0.

But América was able to respond. In the 36th minute, Roger Martínez fought off his defender to get into the box and shoot past the onrushing Alfredo Talavera to make it 1-1.

The Águilas then completed the turnaround in the second half with an own-goal, as the unfortunate Jonatan Maidana turned a shot from Francisco Córdova into his own net to make it 1-2 for América in the 66th minute.

Toluca soon leveled the game again, though, with Alexis Canelo making it 2-2 in the 72nd minute as he finished off the rebound from a shot by Gigliotti.

As time wore on, it looked like the game might end honors even. But in the 83rd minute, Toluca launched a quick counterattack that ended with Canelo finishing off a pass from Édgar Pardo to put the Diablos Rojos ahead, 3-2.

With the 3-2 win, Toluca reaches 21 points while América still has 23.

Highlights

Lineups

Toluca: Alfredo Talavera, Omar Tobio (Alexis Canelo 45′), Santiago García, Rodrigo Salinas, Jonatan Maidana, Adrián Mora, William da Silva (Osvaldo González 65′), Édgar Pardo, Federico Mancuello (Leonel López 80′), Alan Medina, Emmanuel Gigliotti.

América: Agustín Marchesín, Jorge Sánchez, Bruno Valdez, Víctor Aguilera, Paul Aguilar, Guido Rodríguez, Matheus Uribe, Andrés Ibargüen (Antonio López 89′), Francisco Córdova (Iván Moreno 85′), Roger Martínez, Henry Martín.

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