Pumas UNAM turned a first-half goal into a 0-1 away win against Toluca. The result is a third straight road win for the universitarios, while the Diablos Rojos saw a four-game home winning streak ended and are now winless in two overall.
Both teams came into this game level on points and looking to secure a spot in the playoffs; the victory guarantees Pumas will be in the Liguilla, while Toluca is not yet mathematically safe. The visitors had the first good chance in this one, with Felipe Mora receiving the ball from Carlos González in good position, but he sent his shot over the crossbar.
Toluca took, lost, and regained the lead as they beat Pachuca 2-1. The result gets the Diablos Rojos back to winning ways after last week’s surprise loss – they now have four wins in their last five – while the Tuzos have now lost two of their last three.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, with Toluca taking the lead in just the 3rd minute. Luis Quiñones played in Alexis Vega, who saw his shot saved by Óscar Pérez. But the rebound fell to Alexis Canelo, who sent it into the empty net to make it 1-0 for the Diablos.
Atlas finally earned their first victory of the Apertura 2018 with a 2-0 win against 10-man Toluca. The result snaps a six-game losing streak for the Rojinegros, while the Diablos Rojos saw their three-game winning streak halted.
With Atlas’s supporters’ groups absenting themselves from the stadium in protest, the pressure on the hosts to find their first victory of the season was higher than ever. Toluca looked the stronger team and created a few notable goal-scoring chances, but José Hernández made the necessary saves to keep the game goalless.
Necaxa took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they fell 3-2 to Toluca. The result is a third straight win for the Diablos Rojos while the Rayos have lost two of their last three and remain winless on the road this season.
The hosts started the game off well and looked dangerous initially from set pieces, particularly corners. But although Toluca had more chances, Necaxa had the better ones. The visitors came within inches in the 25th minute, when Víctor Dávila beat his defender but sent his shot just wide.
Veracruz erased a two-goal deficit only to concede a late penalty as they fell 2-3 to Toluca. The result gives the Diablos Rojos back-to-back wins while the Tiburones Rojos have now lost two in a row.
The visitors quickly took control of the game, and in the 13th minute they took the lead. Rubens Sambueza played in Luis Quiñones, whose low shot to the far post beat Pedro Gallese to make it 0-1 for Toluca.
Santos Laguna took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Toluca came back for a 2-1 win. The result ends a two-game losing streak for the Diablos Rojos, while the Laguneros are now winless in three.
The game started off perfectly for the visitors, who took the lead in just the 3rd minute. Julio César Furch nodded a long clearance on for Jonathan Rodríguez, who corralled the ball at the top of the box before laying it back off to Furch. The striker’s first attempt was blocked, but he collected his own rebound and made it 0-1.
Toluca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as León came back for a 1-2 away win. The result is a second straight win for La Fiera, who have now won three of their last four, while the Diablos Rojos now have back-to-back losses.
The game started off well for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 6th minute. Cristian Borja sent a cross into the box; the defense tried to clear it, but the ball fell for Rodrigo Salinas, whose left-footed shot made it 1-0 for Toluca early on.
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.
Toluca vs Tijuana – 1:00 PM – Univision / Univision Deportes
Toluca (6th) beat Tigres UANL 1-2 last weekend to remain unbeaten in two. The Diablos Rojos are also unbeaten at home and they’ll look for another win as they return to the Estadio Nemesio Diez for this one. Toluca has been a consistent attacking threat in the Apertura, scoring at least once in every game, although they’ve been somewhat up-and-down defensively.
As for Tijuana (10th), the Xolos drew 1-1 with Cruz Azul last weekend to keep them winless in three. They did win in midweek, though, where they earned a 3-1 victory against FC Juárez in the Copa MX. The Xolos have only had one road game this season, which they lost back in Jornada 2. They’ll look for a better road result in this one, but Toluca is a tough team to play at home.
Tigres UANL took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they went down to nine men and Toluca came back for a 1-2 away win. The result ends Tigres’ home unbeaten streak at 29 games; they’ve now lost two league games in a row, while the the Diablos Rojos are unbeaten in two.
The night started off well for the hosts, with André-Pierre Gignac giving them the lead in the 14th minute. After a pair of chances went begging, Gignac got his head to a cross from Jürgen Damm to make it 1-0 for Tigres.