Toluca FC destroyed Atlante FC 7-1 at the Nemesio Diez stadium to kick off Sunday action of the Apertura 2013 of La Liga MX. Also on Sunday, Atlas led the game against Chivas de Guadalajara at the Omnilife stadium in the Jalisco derby, but let go of their first win of the season in the 85th minute of play.
“The team has been on the rise,” Toluca Coach Jose Saturnino Cardozo said after the game. “We were more solid. The last two games we’ve been more precise.”
In Toluca Raul Nava continued his good form scoring another double for the red devils in the last three games. Paulo DaSilva opened scoring in the 4th minute catching an Atlante defense completely by surprise. Nava added the second before two players were sent off for a fight and a controversial call.
With the Potros de Hierro down a central defender, the chorizeros came to life. Wilson Tiago took the ball into the area and unchallenged plowed through the central defense to put the sphere into the net for the 3-0 with one minute left in the first half.
The Atlante coach must have really gotten under his team’s skin. Within two minutes Ezequiel Miralles made the attempt to close the gap bringing the score to 3-1. That was the last of Atlante’s scoring, though they continued to fight.
Nava scored the fourth goal from the penalty spot. The game slowed down a bit with both teams exchanging possession. However, the visiting squad’s steam ran out and in the 70th Isaac Brizuela did an individual play that exposed all the holes in the Potros defense for the 5-1.
Brizuela took part in the sixth goal taking the ball into the area then passing it back to Pablo Velasquez who shot to the top corner for the 6-1. The inferno was raging and Toluca was roasting Potros de Hierro. Velasquez gave the fans one more to cheer for to say good bye at the 90th minute. Toluca burned Atlante 7-1.
Atlas lets go of victory
Atlas FC scored the first goal to give the fans the hope that victory was near during the Jalisco derby. Facundo Erpen headed the ball past goalkeeper Luis Michel in the 19th minute on a corner kick. A few minutes before Atlas had also scored, but the referee had called a foul.
The visiting squad maintained control of the pitch the entire first half making run after run but coming up short.
The second half was a completely different game with Chivas taking the initiative. Coach Juan Carlos Ortega made some changes to his line up to put the goats on the attack. It looked like Atlas would be earning their first victory of the season when Marco Fabian appeared. The 2012 Olympic gold medalist put the ball in the net in the 85th minute to take the victory from Atlas.
Other Sunday game:
Puebla FC 2, Club Tijuana 0