Toluca retains Mexican lead despite draw
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Toluca drew America 1-1 on Sunday to remain undefeated in first place of Mexico's top division after seven rounds of matches in the Apertura championship.
Tijuana shortened the gap to one point with a 2-0 win Friday against Jaguares, while Leon defeated San Luis 2-0 on Saturday to go third, three points behind Tijuana.
In other results this weekend, Cruz Azul and Pachuca drew 1-1, Santos Laguna defeated Tigres 3-1, Puebla held Chivas to a 1-1 draw, Monterrey drew 1-1 with Atlas, Pumas won 1-0 against Morelia and Queretaro fell 1-0 to Atlante.
Carlos Rodriguez slotted in a penalty in the 71st to earn the point for Toluca, but America played most the game with ten players after Jesus Molina was sent off for a high challenge in the 38th.
America had taken the lead in the 67th from Rubens Sambueza, who took advantage of an error by Toluca goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera.
Colombian Duvier Riascos ran through on goal and finished for Tijuana*s second eight minutes from full time and also won the penalty that led to Tijuana taking the lead in the 41st. Argentine Alfredo Moreno converted from the penalty spot.
Recently promoted Leon opened the scoring through an Eisner Loboa volley in the 7th, with Uruguyan Matias Britos heading in the second from a corner in the 78th.
Mexico international Gerardo Torrado rescued a draw for Cruz Azul with a goal from the edge of the area in second-half injury time.
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