Fernando Uribe saved Toluca in stoppage time to earn a 2-2 draw with Monarcas Morelia at the Estadio Universitario Alberto “Chivo” Córdoba on Sunday.
Morelia were guilty of squandering their lead twice, first taking the lead in the 19th minute through a Paulo da Silva own goal.
Toluca leveled before the break when Enrique Triverio gathered a ball inside the box before smashing the ball past Felipe Rodriguez.
In the second half, Morelia were struggling to get behind the host’s defense but managed to take the lead through David Cabrera when the midfielder unleashed a low left footed shot into the bottom corner of the net.
But there was yet more drama in the closing stages of the game as substitute Fernando Uribe headed home an Erbin Trejo cross to earn Toluca a late point.
Both teams will resume play after the international break with Toluca visiting Puebla and Morelia hosting the undefeated Tigres.
Toluca’s winless run away from home extended to four Liga MX games as Veracruz battled back to earn a 2-2 draw at the Estadio Luis “Pirata” Fuente on Friday.
The hosts went ahead on 38 minutes when Gabriel Peñalba floated the ball through the penalty area, where Juan Perez unleashed a superb scissor kick past Alfredo Talavera to give the Tiburones Rojos the lead.
But Toluca started the second half brightly and leveled the score just seconds into the second half when Carlos Esquivel drilled a low shot from the edge of the box.
The Diablos Rojos then pressed for the go-ahead goal and didn’t have to wait long to get their reward. 18-year-old Alexis Vega got away down the right and picked out Enrique Triverio, who headed home from close range to put Toluca back in front.
Veracruz, though, equalized on 80 minutes as a penalty was called for a Paulo da Silva tackle inside the box. Gabriel Peñalba stepped up and beat Talavera for the 2-2.
The Tiburones Rojos had to play the last eight minutes with ten men when Lucas Rodriguez was given his marching orders for a second yellow.
In the 85th minute, Fernando Uribe thought head scored when attempting to slot home with just the goalkeeper to beat, but Matías Cahais cleared off the line in spectacular fashion to keep things leveled at 2-2. At the end, Toluca had to settle for a hard-fought draw.
Toluca next will play host to Monarcas Morelia in action of week 7, while Veracruz will pay a tough visit to the Estadio Universitario to take on Tigres.
Toluca and Tigres played out a goalless draw at Estadio Universitario Alberto “Chivo” Córdoba on Sunday.
The visitors had failed to concede in their first four games of the season, while Toluca came into the game after earning their first victory of the season against Pachuca.
Tigres forward Andre-Pierre Gignac had an effort saved early in the game, while at the other end, Enrique Triverio was Toluca’s most dangerous man.
The hosts created some good chances in the second half, but they could not find a winner, with Tigres goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman playing hero on numerous occasions.
Indeed, Carlos Gerardo Rodriguez was denied by Guzman late on as both teams settled for a dull stalemate at Toluca.
Next, Tigres resume CONCACAF Champions League play when they visit Costa Rican side Herediano on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Diablos Rojos will travel to Veracruz to take on the Tiburones Rojos for action of week 6 in Liga MX.
Toluca earned their first win under new manager Hernan Cristante as they beat defending champions Pachuca 2-0 at the Estadio Universitario Alberto “Chivo” Córdoba.
Toluca took the lead with the first play of the game after just a few seconds. Oscar “Conejo” Perez was forced to a pair of superb saves, but Carlos Esquivel did not miss with Toluca’s third chance to give the Diablos Rojos an early advantage.
A luckless Pachuca could find no answer but came close to grabbing an equalizer when Wilson Morelo struck a shot only inches wide following a corner.
Fernando Uribe then made it two with three minutes to go. Carlos Esquivel escaped down the right, and set up Uribe, who needed a simple finish past Conejo to seal all three points for Toluca.
The Diablos Rojos will now host Tigres in action of Week 5, while Pachuca will return home to take on an undefeated Pumas UNAM side.
A 16th minute goal from Alonso Escoboza was enough for Chiapas to beat Toluca 1-0 and win their first game of the season.
Jose Saturnino Cardozo, who up until last season was coach of the Diablos Rojos, was welcoming his former side for the first time as the new manager of Chiapas.
And it didn’t take long for Cardozo to have the upper hand on his former club when a well-worked play ended with Alonso Escoboza driving a low shot beyond Toluca goalkeeper Miguel Centeno to give the hosts the lead.
Toluca didn’t respond until the second half and their best chance of the game fell to captain Paulo da Silva when the Paraguayan international forced Oscar Jimenez to a spectacular save from a corner.
At the end, however, Chiapas held on to earn Cardozo his first win in front of Jaguares.
Chiapas next will travel to Nuevo Leon to take on Tigres, while Toluca will host Pachuca at the Estadio Nemesio Diez.