Summary of the match Chivas vs Toluca (1-2). GOALSHalftime
Unfortunate presentation at home for Chivas in the Clausura 2023; He did not know how to handle the game and ended up losing 2-1 to Toluca on Matchday 3. A duel that marked the debut at home for coach Veljko Paunovic and the first title (and captaincy) for Víctor Guzmán.
In a duel where the Guadalajara was better the first half and the Red Devils in the second half, the Sacred Flock added their first defeat of the Paunovic era and already reached two games without a win, to stay with four points; the scarlets have two sets and have the same number of units.
Again the changes killed Chivas, who went up on the scoreboard with Fernando Beltrán’s goal, and already in the second half, Carlos González and Marcel Ruiz turned the Guadalajara team around; For this reason, Toluca broke the losing streak of not winning at Akron since 2012.
Introducing themselves at home and with Pocho as captain and starter, Guadalajara started the match well, and playing in the scarlet area, for this reason, from minute 9 there were dangerous actions, such as when Ronaldo Cisneros took a shot that hit Andrés Mosquera and a penalty was requested that did not whistle, Marco Antonio Ortiz Nava, after a silent check from the VAR.
Chivas continued and Carlos Cisneros enabled his last name namesake, Ronaldo, at 16′, who did not think twice and released the shot that was saved by the visiting goalkeeper, Tiago Volpi.
The Red Devils responded until 18′, when Jean Meneses took the ball, put it in great danger and almost scored against put it glued to the post of Miguel Jiménez’s goal.
The duel was evening out and even so, Chivas tried with Guzmán and a kick that went up at 27′ and went until 31′ when the scoring was opened.
It was a ball to the right side that Fernando Beltrán took; El Nene controlled it, drove and got into the final line trying to cross, however he crossed, Valber Huerta and diverted the trajectory to put it in his goal and put the 1-0 for Chivas.
Before the break, Carlos Cisneros made it 2-0, when at 44′, Roberto Alvarado put the ball over his head, and he didn’t even score when he deflected the header.
Starting the second half, Roberto Alvarado released a very strong shot that shook Volpi’s crossbar at 46′; It was going to be a real hit.
Little by little, Toluca was getting better. Carlos Orrantia put a cross to the recently admitted Fernando Navarro, who at 55′ finished off with a header and Wacho Jiménez arrived from below to save his goal with a slap.
The 1-1 reached 60′: a header from Carlos González; The Paraguayan took advantage of one of his virtues and finished off Maxi Araujo’s cross, who scored half a goal on the left and now he did not miss to tie.
Charly still had another one, since at 63′, he beat Gilberto Orozco’s back with a filtered ball, he faced Wacho and his shot hit the left post of the Chivas goal.
Before leaving the substitution, González scored at 76′, however, it was canceled due to a clear misplacement. It seemed that the points were divided in Zapopan, but no, since Marcel Ruiz took advantage of a good cross from Camilo Sanvezzo and at 83′ he scored with his head to silence the Akron Stadium and make it 2-1 in favor of Toluca.
The second goal killed Chivas, and Pauno tried, but he could no longer recover his team and he walked in the technical area with his arms crossed and his gaze down, since he knew what it is to lose for the first time in the MX League.