Club América VS Deportivo Toluca F.C. Timeline enjoy an intense rivalry in Mexican soccer. Both teams meet frequently both in Liga MX matches as well as domestic cup competitions.
Both clubs enjoy an iconic rivalry that dates back over 100 years, igniting fans’ anticipation when meetings occur between them.
1. Haret Huerta
Club America and Toluca are two of the oldest teams in Mexico’s Primera Division. Their rivalry is fierce and their encounters always create tension. Unfortunately, Toluca has failed to keep pace with America in recent seasons.
America will look to get back on track after suffering an unexpected defeat at Puebla in the quarterfinals, so they must perform at their best against Toluca for any hope of victory.
First half was goalless, yet Toluca managed to maintain control of the ball. Leo Fernandez took a free kick and Jared Ortega quickly tapped it in for Toluca’s first goal of the match.
2. Camilo Sanvezzo
Before joining Whitecaps FC, Camilo played for Qormi FC of Malta’s first division side and earned top marksman honors during that season as well as being among the leading marksmen of Maltese FA Trophy competition.
Brazilian native from Presidente Prudente in Sao Paulo. Since joining Whitecaps FC in March 2011 he has scored 10 goals during their Major League Soccer (MLS) campaign.
Henry Martin must bring his A game for CF America if they hope to make the final of Mexico Clausura 2023. Unfortunately, Henry is currently experiencing a goal drought and failing to score against Toluca could prove decisive in reaching that stage of competition.
3. Alvaro Fidalgo
Even though Toluca is considered an underdog in this match, don’t underestimate them as dead. They have proven they can win games even at Estadio Azteca and will make every effort in their power to do just that.
Alvaro Fidalgo’s goal drought has caused concern at Toluca. Fidalgo was one of the top players in Liga MX this season and an extended goalless streak would be devastating at this stage in the playoffs.
America is making strides back into the game and having some promising chances. Leo Fernandez attempted a low shot inside the box that was blocked by Tiago Volpi; shortly thereafter Diego Valdes attempted a through ball for Henry Martin but it was blocked by one of their defenders.
4. Diego Valdes
Tiago Volpi made an outstanding save and, following it, the referee has immediately stopped play to assess him for possible concussion symptoms. A medical team member has arrived and will conduct tests.
America’s defenders are making it difficult for Toluca to access good passes in its attacking third. Additionally, Toluca keeps losing possession at times.
Toluca scored first with Huerta heading home Leo Fernandez’s free kick. VAR later confirmed this goal as being legitimate.
CF America made an error when they fouled Jean Meneses inside their box, leading Leo Fernandez to take a penalty and score it with a powerful shot for an early advantage at halftime. At that moment, home team leads by two goals!
5. Roger Martinez
America are pushing hard and searching for their first goal. Nestor Araujo attempted a header from a corner kick which went wide while Leo Fernandez attempted a shot from outside the box but its power was weak; Guillermo Ochoa controlled the ball easily.
Camilo Sanvezzo almost scores, but his goal was disallowed for being offside – which the referee correctly identified.
Henry Martin has been instrumental in America’s win against Toluca this season. The striker scored 10 goals and collected 5 assists during league play – something Toluca have also done throughout its history – providing excitement and drama during each encounter between their rival teams.