Desperate to end their poor run of form, León took the initiative early on. However, their forays down the wings didn’t translate into goals, and as time passed Toluca settled into the game and began to press their lines higher up the field.
The hosts took the lead from the penalty spot in the 17th minute, with Enrique Triverio converting the spot kick after Morelia was called for a handball in the box.
Then, in the 30th, the Diablos Rojos made it 2-0 when Carlos Esquivel tapped the ball in following an assist from Sinha.
Chivas de Guadalajara moved into first place in the table with a 2-0 victory over 9-man Toluca. The result extends el Rebaño’s home unbeaten streak to three games while the Diablos Rojos have now lost two in a row.
The hosts took the lead just past the half-hour mark, when Ángel Zaldívar slipped his marker and played in Alan Pulido, whose diagonal shot made it 1-0 for Chivas.
A set piece gave the visitors the lead in the 22nd minute. A free kick was sent in and then headed back towards the far post, where Alfredo Talavera failed to deal with. Pablo Míguez was there to head the ball into the empty net and give Puebla the 0-1 advantage.
Toluca extended their winning streak to three games and their unbeaten streak to four as they beat Monarcas Morelia 1-2 on Saturday night. The result leaves Morelia winless at home in three and also leaves them in last place in the relegation standings.
Veracruz’s loss earlier this weekend left Morelia with the opportunity to leapfrog their relegation rivals with a win tonight, but they were unable to take advantage. Toluca looked the more dangerous team and Carlos Felipe Rodríguez was called on repeatedly to keep the game goalless.
Toluca beat Veracruz 1-0 on Sunday afternoon to jump into first place in the table. The win was a second consecutive one for the Diablos Rojos, who are unbeaten in three, while the loss keeps the Tiburones Rojos winless on the road this season.
Toluca was celebrating their centenary and the newly-renovated Estadio Nemesio Diez was packed. The home team was able to send the crowd home happy thanks to a 22nd-minute goal by Fernando Uribe.
The standout suspension goes to Santos Laguna coach José Manuel de la Torre, who was given a two-game suspension: one game for constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions and another for a lack of respect for the officials.
Tigres controlled possession for most of the first half, but they had few goal-scoring chances to show for it. The most excitement in the 18-yard boxes came in the 14th minute, when goalkeeper Enrique Palos was forced out of the game due to injury. With Palos already filling in for the injured Nahuel Guzmán, Tigres were forced to send on third-choice keeper Aarón Fernández.
Pachuca remained unbeaten at home this season with a 0-0 draw against Toluca. The result keeps both teams winless in two, and also marks the second straight game in which neither the Tuzos nor the Diablos Rojos were able to find the back of the net.
The visitors started the game off better, and Toluca soon found several chances, principally through Fernando Uribe and Rubens Sambueza, although Óscar Pérez was there to deny them.
Querétaro vs Chivas de Guadalajara – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Querétaro (16th) drew 0-0 with Puebla last weekend to keep the Gallos Blancos winless this season. They’re also goalless after enduring three straight shutouts to start the season. On the other hand, their defense has been quite good with just one goal allowed. They need to score if they want to win, though, and they’ll look to get their season on track when they return home to La Corregidora for this one.
As for Chivas de Guadalajara (9th), el Rebaño fell 0-1 to Tijuana last weekend to end their unbeaten start to the season. They are still unbeaten on the road, though, and they’ll look to get back to winning away against a struggling Querétaro side in this one. They couldn’t win in midweek either, though, where they needed a stoppage-time goal to salvage a 1-1 draw with Atlante in the Copa MX.