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.
Toluca and Chivas de Guadalajara both had the lead at one time or another, but in the end they had to settle for a 2-2 draw in this game that finished 10 vs 10. The result keeps the Diablos Rojos unbeaten at home this season, while El Rebaño remains winless.
The game started off brightly for the hosts, with Toluca taking the lead in just the 3rd minute. Rubens Sambueza played in Alexis Vega, and he beat goalkeeper Raúl Gudiño to make it 1-0 early on.
Puebla earned their first victory of the season with a 2-1 win against Toluca. The result is a second straight victory for the Poblanos in all competitions, while the Diablos Rojos saw their unbeaten start to the Apertura halted.
Puebla started the game out attacking and they were rewarded for it in the 11th minute, when Carlos Calvo fouled Christian Tabó in the box. Referee Jorge Pérez Durán pointed to the penalty spot and Daniel Arreola converted the PK to give Puebla the 1-0 lead.
The Diablos Rojos came out attacking and soon tested Sebastián Sosa, but the keeper was able to deny Rubens Sambueza an early opener. The Monarquía used their speed on the wings to test Alfredo Talavera as well, and Irven Ávila came close in the 32nd minute, only to send his shot wide with only the keeper to beat.
Toluca moved into first place in the table with a 1-2 away win against Lobos BUAP. The result leaves the Licántropos winless in four and drops them to last in the table, while the Diablos Rojos extended their winning streak to six games.
Lobos came out looking for the three points that would give them some breathing room in the relegation fight. However, it was Toluca who struck first, with the visitors taking the lead in just the 10th minute.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 2nd minute. Jérémy Ménez played in Renato Ibarra, who beat Alfredo Talavera one-on-one to make it 1-0 for América.
A late own-goal gave Toluca a 0-1 away win against Pumas UNAM. The result is a fourth straight victory for the Diablos Rojos while the universitarios suffered their second consecutive loss and are now winless in five.
Pumas could get little going in attack as Nicolás Castillo and Matías Alustiza looked disconnected from the rest of the team while a well-organized Toluca back line easily cut out the few opportunities the hosts created.
Toluca remained unbeaten at home this season with a 2-1 victory against Pachuca. The result is a third straight win for the Diablos Rojos, while the Tuzos saw their four-game unbeaten streak brought to a halt.
The hosts suffered an early setback as Maximiliano Perg had to be subbed out due to injury just five minutes into the game, but the enforced change in the back didn’t affect Toluca’s play. Pachuca was well-organized defensively, however, and the Diablos were largely limited to shots from outside the box.