Toluca’s struggles continued with a 0-2 home loss to Monarcas Morelia. The result is a second straight loss for the Diablos Rojos and keeps them winless in three, while the michoacanos have now won two in a row and are unbeaten in four.
The game started off evenly, with neither team able to dominate. Chances were few and far between in the first half, although what there was tended to go Morelia’s way. Toluca’s first opportunity of note didn’t come until the 40th minute, and their best opportunity – when Aníbal Chalá went one-on-one with Sebastián Sosa – was wasted.
Toluca earned their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory against 10-man Tijuana. The result snaps a three-game losing streak for the Diablos Rojos while the Xolos have now lost two of their last three.
Toluca came out attacking as they looked to get their season on track, and they were rewarded early. In the 7th minute, the unfortunate Diego Braghieri sent the ball into his own net while trying to cut out a cross from Édgar Pardo to give Toluca the 1-0 lead.
Monterrey remained perfect at home with a 2-0 victory against Toluca. The result gives the Rayados three straight wins, while the Diablos Rojos have now lost three in a row and remain winless in the Apertura.
Monterrey started the game off strongly, and dominated play against a Toluca side that still hasn’t managed to get into gear. The Rayados created chance after chance, and were stopped by the woodwork before finding the breakthrough in the 21st minute.
América remained unbeaten this season with a 0-1 away win against Toluca. The result is a second straight win for the Águilas, while the Diablos Rojos have lost two in a row and remain winless in the Apertura.
Toluca was looking to get their season on track in front of their home fans, and they created a few goal-scoring opportunities. Felipe Pardo was the most dangerous player for the hosts, but Óscar Jiménez made the necessary saves to keep the Diablos off the board.
FC Juárez earned their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory against Toluca. The result snapped a two-game losing streak for the Bravos, while the Diablos Rojos remain winless in the Apertura 2019.
Juárez was playing their first home game and was looking to get on track in front of their fans, and they controlled play from the beginning against a disjointed Toluca side. The visitors did have one early chance, though, with Felipe Pardo hitting the post with a long-range attempt in the 8th minute.
Cruz Azul was moments away from their first win of the Apertura, but a stoppage-time goal by Toluca meant it finished 1-1. The result keeps both teams winless this season, although La Máquina also remain unbeaten.
Cruz Azul controlled the game in the first half, with more possession and more chances, while Toluca sat back to defend and looked somewhat shaky in doing so. But the hosts weren’t able to take advantage. On the other hand, on the few occasions that Toluca managed to get into the attack, they looked dangerous, such as a 9th-minute shot by Federico Mancuella that hit the post.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 1 matches.
Carlos Guerrero of León and Rodrigo Salinas of Toluca were both given one-game suspensions for serious foul play, while Julio César Domínguez of Cruz Azul was suspended one game for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
Querétaro picked up a 0-2 away win against 10-man Toluca to start their Apertura 2019 season off on a positive note.
The hosts had the first chance of the game, with Felipe Pardo getting into a dangerous spot, but his shot was deflected by Jair Pereira and went out for a corner kick. Querétaro created chances of their own, with Ayron del Valle forcing a save out of Alfredo Talavera, who also stopped an attempt by Alonso Escoboza.
Pumas UNAM took a two-goal lead but failed to hold it as Toluca came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the universitarios winless in two while the Diablos Rojos are unbeaten in four, but the draw wasn’t enough to keep them in playoff contention; they are now unable to qualify for the Liguilla.
Pumas was already eliminated from playoff contention going into this one, while Toluca needed a win to stay in the fight. Despite that, it was the hosts who started the game off stronger. Just seconds after the opening whistle, Brian Figueroa had the ball in the back of the net; however, the would-be goal was disallowed for a questionable offside call.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players and an assistant coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 15 games.
Necaxa assistant coach Carlos Antonio Gutiérrez was given a one-game suspension for constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions, while the Rayos will also be without Ventura Alvarado for the next match after he was suspended one game for serious foul play.