Necaxa ultimately came out on top of this back-and-forth game, earning a 2-3 away win against Toluca. The result gets the Rayos off to a winning start in the Clausura 2020, while the Diablos Rojos suffered their first loss of the season.
The game started off nicely for the visitors, who were playing their first match of the season. In the 22nd minute, Kevin Mercado tried a shot on goal; Alfredo Talavera made the save, but gave up a rebound that Mauro Quiroga put away to make it 0-1 for Necaxa.
In a game where both teams had the lead at one time or another, Toluca and Santos Laguna ultimately had to settle for a 2-2 draw. With the Laguneros already having locked up first place in the table, and with the Diablos Rojos long since out of playoff contention, there wasn’t much for either side to play for in this one.
Nevertheless, the game started off at a good pace and the visitors soon took the lead. In the 9th minute, Santos won a free kick just outside the box, and Diego Valdés sent it curving past Alfredo Talavera to make it 0-1 for the Laguneros.
Tigres UANL earned a victory by the minimum difference over 10-man Toluca on Wednesday night. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten in five, while the Diablos Rojos saw their own five-game unbeaten streak halted.
There were chances at both ends from the beginning, but when Tigres thought they had found the breakthrough, André-Pierre Gignac’s would-be goal was disallowed for a foul in the build-up. Toluca had opportunities as well, but Nahuel Guzmán made several good saves to keep them off the board, including an impressive one against Emmanuel Gigliotti in the 13th minute.
Toluca complicated Pachuca’s playoff hopes with a 2-0 home victory. The result ends a two-game winless streak for the Diablos Rojos and keeps them unbeaten in five while the Tuzos have now lost back-to-back games.
The visitors had the better of the chances in the first half, but Alfredo Talavera had a great game in goal to keep Pachuca off the board. He had a little help from the woodwork as well, with the post denying Rubens Sambueza.
Puebla took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Toluca scored late to earn a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Diablos Rojos winless in two but unbeaten in three, while La Franja saw a two-game winning streak halted but also remain unbeaten in three.
The visitors looked the more dangerous side from the beginning, and in the 9th minute they came within inches of taking the lead when Alan Acosta hit the crossbar. Toluca had one notable chance through Felipe Pardo, which was saved well by Nikolás Vikonis, but the majority of play went Puebla’s way in the first half.
Veracruz was just minutes away from their first win in more than a year when Kevin Castañeda scored the equalizer for Toluca. The 1-1 result extends the Tiburones Rojos’ winless streak to 38 games while the Diablos Rojos remain unbeaten in three.
Veracruz came out attacking as they looked to end both their record-setting winless streak and a run of five games without a goal. They had more chances, but not many dangerous ones. Toluca struggled to get going in the final third as well, with a lack of creativity hampering the visitors.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended two players and fined a third in the aftermath of this week’s Jornada 11 games.
Gastón Sauro of Toluca was given a one-game suspension for receiving two yellow cards in the same game, while Fernando Gorriarán of Santos Laguna was suspended one game for violent conduct.
In addition, Edwin Cardona of Pachuca was fined for violating Article 26 of the Regulations for Sanctions, which states “players who celebrate a goal or winning a game with behavior, gestures, or expressions, either towards the opponent or the crowd, that are excessive, inappropriate, obscene, offensive, rude, mocking, or truly unsporting, and that weren’t seen by the referee, will be sanctioned with a fine.”
Toluca earned their first away win of the season with a 0-1 victory against Atlas. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for the Diablos Rojos while the Rojinegros have now lost two in a row.
Atlas was looking to bounce back from last week’s loss to rivals Chivas de Guadalajara in the Clásico Tapatío, and returning home to the Estadio Jalisco to face a struggling team seemed like a promising opportunity to do so. The game did not go as planned for the hosts, though.
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.