Toluca takes minimal advantage of America’s mistakes and goes ahead in the first leg of the Liga MX semifinals

Toluca takes minimal advantage of America’s mistakes and goes ahead in the first leg of the Liga MX semifinals

Toluca knew how to capitalize on America’s mistakes in the first half and won 2-1 at the Nemecio Díez with goals from Jean Meneses and Leo Fernández. A bad start by Guillermo Ochoa was confirmed by Haret Ortega in the 53rd minute with a header that left the azulcrema goalkeeper without options.

At 39 minutes Emilio Lara committed a penalty after the desperation of a bad delivery and pulled Jean Meneses by the arm. Leo Fernández was in charge of launching the maximum penalty and giving the “Red Devils” the advantage. The public present shouted the name of the Brazilian goalkeeper Tiago Volpi who gratefully greeted but left the ball so that his teammate could be filled with glory.

In the second half, a goal against Sanvezzo was annulled, which defined a play that was offside after González’s pass and that the referee invalidated, a play that would end up being key in the development of the match.

At minute 79 Emilio Lara would vindicate himself and score a goal that would be worth pure gold for the Eagles, a discount as a visitor that kept the series alive. It should be noted that this goal was historic as it represented the Azulcrema’s 400th goal in Liguilla.

 

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