Toluca scores 3 against Xolos and is leader of Liga MX

Toluca was the leader of the Apertura tournament of Mexican soccer on Sunday after coming back from a goal against and beating Tijuana 3-1 on matchday seven.

With their fifth victory, the “Red Devils” of Toluca, who have one more game, they reached 17 points to place themselves at the top of the general classification.

In the match played at the Nemesio Diez stadium in Toluca, the “Xoloitzcuintles” of Tijuana took the lead in the 23rd minute when Edgar López defined without a mark inside the area after the Brazilian goalkeeper Tiago Volpi rejected a shot from the Chilean Joaquín Montecinos.

Toluca equalized after 35 minutes through Paraguayan Carlos González, who defined from the right inside the area after controlling a long pass.

The local team turned the score around in the 49th minute when Chilean Jean Meneses volleyed a cross from Colombian Andrés Mosquera inside the box.

Toluca’s third goal fell in stoppage time via the penalty kick scored by the Brazilian Camilo Sanvezzo at 95 minutes.

Tijuana played the game with a man less from 73 minutes for the expulsion of Chilean defender Nicolás Díaz.

The day will be completed later with the matches between Atlético de San Luis-Necaxa, Pachuca-Tigres UANL and América-Bravos de Ciudad Juárez.

On Saturday, Monterrey thrashed León 5-1 with a hat-trick and assist from Alfonso González, while Santos Laguna defeated Cruz Azul 4-0.

On Friday, Guadalajara extended its negative streak after losing 2-1 in its visit to Mazatlán. A day before, the champion Atlas defeated Querétaro 3-1.

The match between Puebla and Pumas UNAM will be played on September 23 because the club from the National Autonomous University of Mexico is in Spain to play the Joan Gamper trophy against Barcelona.

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