For the second consecutive game the defensive errors of the Toluca prevented them from adding their fourth tournament victory, oversights that gave a chance to react to a Mazatlan, who achieved his goal and took the tie at two goals.
The match, which was played at the Nemesio Diez stadium, had Toluca with an advantage on two occasions, but they did not know how to keep it. With this result the Devils reached 10 points, while Mazatlán reached 8 units.
The Red Devils had three modifications for this match. First the goalkeeper Alfredo Saldivar for the injured Luis García, then the Colombian Oscar Venegas entered the central defense for the suspended Haret Ortega; and ahead Ian González regained ownership after two weeks off due to injury.
For Mazatlán, the Spanish strategist, Beñat San José, also moved him to his pieces after the win received last day. He removed Giovanni Olivera, Richard Ríos and Jesús Zavala from the starting 11, to make way for elements such as Carlos Vargas, Segir Arce, Gonzalo Fleitas, among others.
From the start of the game, Toluca took the initiative, touched the ball across the field until he found a hole in the rear of Mazatlán, all against some Sinaloans who preferred to wait very close to their area.
Thus at 9 ‘Toluca found the way to the nets, a play that was born in a corner kick to the right, in the area he finished Miguel Barbieri with goalkeeping direction, but on the trip he was deflected by Ian González to leave goalkeeper Vikonis without a chance and thus place his first goal with the Toluca shirt, 1-0.
The Devils they controlled the game, they generated arrivals but without the precision necessary to expand their window.
GOALS AND DISCUSSION
Mazatlán waited, but found in counterattacks, scarlet defensive errors that gave him the opportunity to seek the tie. Thus, at 32 ‘he had a direct free kick that he executed Camilo Da Silva Sanvezzo, who shot with power, opened the defense and owed the ball so that it ended up in the nets for 1-1.
However, Toluca reacted soon, kept harassing the rival goal and at minute 35 found the opportunity to regain advantage, in a penalty play that had to be reviewed in the Video Refereeing. After the review, a shot was decreed from the 11 steps that at 37 ‘I collected in a good way Rubens Sambueza, crossed and to the right to place the 2-1.
But the scarlets again allowed the rival to revive, they gave him spaces in the defensive zone that the Sinaloans took advantage of to tie the game.
At 43 ‘a ball came for Camilo Sanvezzo who bounced it off with his chest and left for Alfonso Sanchez, who on the right won the race against Óscar Venegas, and before the hasty departure of goalkeeper Alfredo Saldivar, concentrated with a precise shot to a totally open goal for the 2-2.
Still at the end of the first half came a play from the Devils, service to the area that was headed by Ian González and ended up in the nets, but before the whistle, Alfredo Silva, had whistled the end of the first 45 minutes.
THE PURPLE GET A POINT
For the complementary part the Devils They took the initiative again, looked for a third goal, but again they lacked forcefulness.
At 48 ‘ Kevin Castañeda escaped to the right, sent service to the area where Pedro Alexis Canelo He finished off with a head although at the hands of goalkeeper Vikonis.
Later, at 60 ‘the choriceros had a direct free kick from the left, he executed it Raul Lopez with power and placement, but in the background appeared Nicolas Vikonis that with a slap he sent the ball to a corner kick.
That was the last clear arrival of the DevilsAfterwards, they could no longer face a Mazatlán that redoubled its defensive sector, broke the red connections in the middle of the field and even led them to despair.
In the end, Toluca lacked creativity to open the rival, while those in purple had their way and sealed the tie at two goals.