The second game of the Sunday tripleheader lineup featured a celebratory atmosphere in Toluca as the home team was celebrating it’s 100th anniversary, and they sent the fans home happy with a 2-1 win over America. All the scoring came in the first half-Gabriel Hauche put Toluca ahead first in the 11th minute, but Michael Arroyo got America even on a PENAL! That came in the 22nd minute when Toluca’s Osvaldo Gonzalez drew the first of many Amarillas between both teams and a penalty kick was awarded. But Toluca retook the lead for good when Jesus Mendez put the Red Devils back ahead in the 27th minute. Toluca had a chance to increase the margin when they were awarded a PENAL of their own in the final minutes, but Fernando Uribe’s shot was read correctly by the goalie and the save made.
Goals-Gabriel Hauche (Toluca, 11′, 1st of tournament), Michael Arroyo (America, 22′, 1st of tournament, Penalty Kick), Osvaldo Gonzalez (Toluca, 27′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-America 2
Corner kicks-Toluca 4
Amarillas-Toluca 5 (Gonzalez, 21′, Rodrigo Salinas, 62′, Paulo Da Silva, 67′, Pablo Barrientos, 69′, Alfredo Talavera, 86′), America 4 (Miguel Samudio, 35′, Arroyo, 69′, William Da Silva, 71′, Oribe Peralta, 90+1′)
Venue: Estadio Nemesio Diez, Toluca
Attendance: 18,166 (97.3% capacity)
America-at Tigres (1/21)