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august 12, 2012 • 03:12 PM

Toluca defeats Pumas 2-1 to stay perfect in the Apertura

Toluca's Luis Cacho celebrates after opening up the score against Pumas in the first half.
Foto: Mexsport
 

Toluca continued its great run through the Apertura 2012 with a 2-1 win over Pumas as visitiors to collect 12 points in four games.

With Leon on their heels to take the lead in standings after a 3-0 win over Santos, the Diablos responded accordingly with a win in one of the toughest stadiums in the country.

Juan Cacho opened up the score for the away team in the 12th minute with a shot off a corner kick to the far left post to put up Toluca 1-0.

The local team was able to tie up the game in the 38th minute with a goal from the Spaniard Luis Garcia who received a through ball from Manuel Villa and finished to the opposite side with his right foot.

Luck was in favor of Toluca, who got a penalty call in the 60th minute to give the team a chance to get the winner as Antonio Garcia brought down Francisco Gonzalez in the box.

Carlos Gerardo Rodriguez was the hero in concerting the penalty that gave the team the definitive 2-1 victory.

There were four players booked in the match: Antonio Garica ('58), Luis Garcia ('75) for the local team and Marvin Cabrera ('66), Antonio Rios Martines ('73) for the away team.

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