Chivas de Guadalajara vs Toluca – Jornada 3 Recap & Highlights

Chivas de Guadalajara logo "vs" Toluca logoChivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Toluca came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps El Rebaño unbeaten this season but winless in two, while the Diablos Rojos are unbeaten on the road but are also winless in two.

Chivas started the game off strongly and their attacking persistence paid off in the 19th minute. Ronaldo Cisneros chested the ball down for Fernando Beltrán, who scored with a volley from the top of the box to make it 1-0.

The goal energized Chivas even further, and they came close to adding a second in the 27th minute when Hiram Mier and Cisneros combined.

But the game remained 1-0 and early in the second half, Toluca found the equalizer. In the 49th minute, Javier Güémez – who came on as a halftime sub – tried his luck from outside the box and scored with the help of a deflection off Jesús Molina to make it 1-1.

A controversial penalty call in the 55th minute gave Chivas the chance to retake the lead from the spot, and Eduardo López took full advantage to make it 2-1.

But the game went downhill for the hosts after that. First, Jesús Sánchez was injured and had to be subbed out in the 60th; then, in the 62nd, Ronaldo Cisneros was sent off with his second yellow card of the game for an elbow on Adrián Mora, leaving Chivas to see out the rest of the game with 10.

Toluca made their numerical advantage count and they were able to find another equalizer late on. In the 85th minute, Emmanuel Gigliotti finished off a corner kick to make it 2-2. The goal was reviewed by VAR for a possible offside, but in the end the goal stood.

With the 2-2 draw, Chivas reaches five points while Toluca reaches four.


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