León looked to make their home field advantage count in this one and they had the first good chance of the game through Andrés Andrade, who hit the post early on. Toluca then had an opportunity of their own through Fernando Uribe, but William Yarbrough made the save.
Lobos BUAP vs Querétaro – 6:00 PM
Lobos BUAP (18th) fell 4-2 to Santos Laguna last weekend and will now be looking to earn their first points of the season when they return home in this one. With both Lobos and Querétaro very much involved in the relegation fight, earning points in this game takes on added importance for both teams.
As for Querétaro (17th), the Gallos Blancos fell 0-1 to América last weekend and now will be on the road as they look for their first points – and their first goals. They’ll look to take advantage of Lobos’ defensive woes here as they try to open up some breathing room for themselves in the relegation fight; they are currently penultimate in the Tabla de Cociente.
The game started off at a good pace with early chances at both ends. In the 12th minute, Toluca twice came within inches of opening the scoring. Leonel López hit the crossbar and the rebound fell to Fernando Uribe, whose bicycle kick attempt also crashed against the woodwork.
Monarcas Morelia overturned a first-leg deficit as they beat Toluca 2-1 in tonight’s second leg. With the series tied 3-3 on aggregate and away goals level at one each, Morelia advanced as the higher seed.
The night started off perfectly for the visitors, with Fernando Uribe running on to a long pass and beating Sebastián Sosa to make it 0-1 (1-3) for Toluca in just the 4th minute.
In the first leg of their quarterfinal series, Toluca came from behind to claim a 2-1 win against Monarcas Morelia. Both of the Diablos Rojos goals came after the 90th minute as they stunned Morelia to change the complexion of this series.
Toluca looked dangerous early on with Rubens Sambueza playing in Alexis Canelo and Fernando Uribe, but the final touch was lacking. Then, in the 19th minute, Mario Osuna nearly gave Morelia the lead with his attempt that deflected off the defense and ended up just inches wide of the post.
With their spot in the playoffs already assured, Toluca earned a 3-1 win against Tijuana as they looked to improve their seeding. The Xolos were already out of playoff contention and ended their season on a sour note with the loss.
Toluca nearly opened the scoring in the 20th minute, when Carlos Esquivel ran on to a through ball, got to the end-line, and cut the ball back for Rubens Sambueza, whose shot went just inches wide of the near post.
Monarcas Morelia earned an away victory against Toluca by the minimum difference, winning 0-1. The result keeps La Monarquía unbeaten in five – with four wins in that span – while the Diablos Rojos have now lost back-to-back games and are winless in three.
The first half was a largely even affair. Toluca had the first opportunity of the game, but both teams were largely limited to shots from distance that did little to trouble either keeper. When halftime rolled around, the score remained 0-0.
In a game that finished 10 vs 10, Tigres UANL emerged victorious with a comprehensive 3-0 win against Toluca. The result is a second consecutive win for the universitarios, while the Diablos Rojos are now winless in two and remain winless on the road this season.
It didn’t take Tigres long to open the scoring, with the hosts taking the lead in just the 8th minute. Luis Rodríguez and Enner Valencia combined well in the box before André-Pierre Gignac finished off the play to make it 1-0.
Toluca got back to winning ways with a comfortable 3-1 home victory against 10-man Lobos BUAP. The result is a second straight loss for the licántropos, who have dropped into 15th in the relegation standings with the defeat.
The Diablos Rojos took advantage of a set piece to open the scoring in the 13th minute. Alexis Canelo got his head to a corner kick and sent the ball past Jorge Villalpando to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
Despite a first-half red card, América earned a 1-2 away win against Toluca. The result brings the Diablos Rojos’ season-long home unbeaten streak to a halt, while the Águilas ended their own three-game road winless streak.
The visitors started the game off better and they took the lead in the 9th minute. Santiago García’s attempted clearance of a long ball towards the box ended up at the feet of Silvio Romero, who beat Luis García to make it 0-1.