Another week, another chance for Toluca to look up the first playoff berth of the second half…another failure. Once again they couldn’t close the deal as their sudden slump continued with a 2-0 loss at Tijuana that also cost them first place. The game was scoreless for the first 70+ minutes but Tijuana got goals from Joe Corona & Victor Malcorra in the last 20 minutes to get the home win. With the victory, Tijuana retakes first place for now and has all but clinched a playoff berth-they will get in this weekend with a Tigres loss or tie. That would take some pressure off their matchup next week…which just happens to be Tigres. Toluca can still get in with said Tigres loss/tie this weekend.
Goals-Joe Corona (Tijuana, 71′, 2nd of tournament), Victor Malcorra (Tijuana, 83′, 4th of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Tijuana 4
Corner kicks-Toluca 4, Tijuana 1
Amarillas-Tijuana 2 (Juan Nunez, 46′, Hiram Munoz, 57′), Toluca 1 (Rodrigo Salinas, 12′)
Venue: Estadio Caliente, Tijuana
Attendance: 27,333 (100% capacity)-SELLOUT
Tijuana-at Tigres (4/29)