FC Juárez earned their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory against Toluca. The result snapped a two-game losing streak for the Bravos, while the Diablos Rojos remain winless in the Apertura 2019.
Juárez was playing their first home game and was looking to get on track in front of their fans, and they controlled play from the beginning against a disjointed Toluca side. The visitors did have one early chance, though, with Felipe Pardo hitting the post with a long-range attempt in the 8th minute.
But after that, the game was all Juárez, and it didn’t take long for them to take the lead. In the 17th minute, Mauro Fernández ran on to a loose ball at the top of the box, got past two defenders, and fired past Alfredo Talavera to make it 1-0 for the Bravos.
There was a bit of a lull after that; Toluca was still struggling to get something going, while Juárez seemed content to hold on to the lead. But Juárez came to life again minutes into the second half.
In the 48th minute, Ángelo Sagal made it 2-0 with a golazo as he sent the ball curving into the upper corner from just outside the box.
Soon after that, it seemed like they would have the chance to add a third from the penalty spot after William da Silva was called for a handball in the box, but after VAR review the call was dismissed.
Despite that let off, the Diablos still couldn’t find a way back into the game, although they had a good opportunity in the 76th minute. Edmundo Vázquez had come all the way up to Toluca’s defensive third to take a free kick, which he sent into the wall; Toluca tried to mount a quick counterattack before the keeper could get back, but they couldn’t pull it off.
With the 2-0 win, Juárez reaches three points while Toluca still has one.