Club América VS Deportivo Toluca F.C. Timeline have long had an intense rivalry that has resulted in memorable matches that captivate fans old and new alike.
Club America, established in 1916, has become one of the most successful teams in Mexico with 13 league championships and 7 Champions Leagues since its foundation. Deportivo Toluca also had tremendous success, winning 10 league championships and 4 Champions Leagues over time.
Rivalry between these two teams in Liga MX is amongst one of the most exciting in all of sports; each game between them produces moments both exciting and heartbreaking, like this game here.
America started quickly and created several opportunities in the first half. Unfortunately, none of them would become goals.
Toluca also had their chances. Guillermo Ochoa would sometimes make mistakes when clearing free kicks from Leo Fernandez and allow Haret Huerta an opportunity to tap in for Toluca to gain the lead.
America kept up their pressure against their opposition and were rewarded by an excellent play from Henry Martin, who avoided offside trap and sent a low cross that Emilio Lara was able to tap home near the far post for a 2-2 tie at half time.
Toluca are pressing hard in search of their first goal of the night. Caceres loses control of the ball, falling into Camilo Sanvezzo’s hands who shoots before entering the box but is called offside by referee.
America are making every attempt to get back in the game and are using every method possible on attack. Diego Valdes dribbled past several defenders before trying to provide Henry Martin with a through ball; unfortunately his pass was too low and went wide instead.
Tiago Volpi was sent sprawling when Alvaro Fidalgo delivered a kick to his head, prompting the medical staff to enter the field immediately. Volpi appears concussed but will continue playing despite having received more ground and aerial duels victories than Toluca; thus giving CF America an advantage in terms of aerial duell wins over Toluca.
The match was closely contested. CF America enjoyed more possession and produced 472 accurate passes compared to Toluca’s 265 (75%). They also won more aerial duels; however, it proved hard for them to penetrate their opponents’ goal area.
Toluca managed to create some promising chances in the last minute of play; one such attempt involved Oscar Jimenez saving a low shot, and Valber Huerta making an outstanding block.
Club America is currently the reigning champion in Mexico while Toluca have captured both of their last three league championships. Each side boasts strong rosters and strategic signings that could potentially see them win even more titles down the road, intensifying an already intense rivalry that likely won’t abate anytime soon.
Toluca FC finished seventh in league play while CF America managed 10 wins out of 17 contests played and conceded 19. Both clubs have shared 13 all-time Liga MX titles since 1912.
Toluca defeated Santos Laguna 10-1 to advance to the semifinals. Their win wasn’t convincing, however, and Toluca will need to improve if they want to reach the final.
Even amid recent difficulties, Toluca remains one of the top teams in Mexico when it comes to creating and missing big chances. They rank second for Big Chances Created at 38 opportunities created, as well as fourth in Big Chances Missed with 28 missed.
Henry Martin must perform at his peak if CF America wants to reach the final. While providing two assists against Toluca, Henry has struggled to score goals.