Club America and Deportivo Toluca share one of Mexico’s oldest rivalries, having met 64 times in official competitions; Club America edged Toluca slightly.
America are pressing hard and have had two opportunities to score the opening goal already. Nestor Araujo headed a ball following a corner, but his attempt went wide.
Club América VS Deportivo Toluca F.C. Timeline have enjoyed one of the greatest rivalries in Mexican football for years now, often finding great success against each other and creating thrilling contests to watch on match days. It makes an exceptional spectacle.
Toluca would open their account early in the first half when Jared Ortega converted on a free kick from Leo Fernandez after Guillermo Ochoa made an error, while Fernandez scored from the penalty spot after Ochoa was brought down by Jean Meneses. Toluca extended their lead further when Ochoa committed a third mistake and gave away another free kick to Toluca which Jared Ortega put away with ease to give Toluca a two goal advantage in just 15 minutes of play!
America would have two opportunities to draw closer before halftime when Diego Valdes and Alejandro Zendejas both attempted shots on goal, which went wide. Finally, Pedro Aquino received his first yellow card of his career for elbowing Meneses – making for an exciting first half!
Club America had several opportunities in the first half but were unable to convert any. Both Nestor Araujo and Diego Valdes took clear shots that missed their mark.
Both teams come into the match hoping for victory, with Club America hoping to regain the form they showed when winning last year’s Apertura tournament and Deportivo Toluca looking to keep its momentum.
These teams have faced off five times throughout their history. Of these encounters, Toluca won once while four ended in draws. These teams have enjoyed an intense rivalry for decades that brings out their best when facing off – most memorably in 2002’s Liga Mx Final and 2006 Copa Libertadores quarter-finals respectively.
This match was thrilling to watch, and both teams put up an outstanding fight on the pitch. At first it was hard to predict who would come out victorious, but eventually Club America pulled ahead and took victory.
Toluca performed well throughout the game and scored two goals; however, they struggled to keep Club America away. They had numerous chances to add further goals but failed.
Though they have had their difficulties, Toluca remains a formidable league contender and are capable of competing with any of the top teams. Renowned for shrewd signings and strong defense, however Toluca needs to improve their attack if they want long-term success. Club America and Deportivo Toluca rivalry remains strong – both teams bring out their best performance when meeting on the pitch; their rivalry will likely remain for many years ahead.
CF America are struggling to gain control of the ball and make accurate passes, looking for ways to score but may need to wait for their chance.
Mexico City will need to find a way to score and break into the scoring column in order to advance to the semifinals. They have suffered two defeats already this competition and it is essential they win this one if they want to remain in playoff contention.
Leo Fernandez scored Toluca’s opening goal after American made a mistake, after which Guillermo Ochoa fouled Jean Meneses inside the box, leading to a penalty kick which Huerta took advantage of to score Toluca’s lead goal and give them an early lead.