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Toluca sinks Queretaro at La Corregidora

Toluca defeated Queretaro and is at the top of the league table.
Toluca defeated Queretaro and is at the top of the league table.

After a midweek draw in San Jose in CONCACAF Champions League, Toluca returned to winning with a 2-0 victory over Queretaro FC at La Corregidora Stadium in week 11 of the Clausura 2014 of La Liga MX. With the win Toluca takes over the top position in the league table with Cruz Azul still to play. The chorizeros have 25 points, same as the Azulinos, but lead with one goal.

For Queretaro this is the fifth game in a row in La Liga MX that they have lost. Their last win came on Feb. 9, 2014, a 2-0 against Veracruz FC. Despite not doing well in the league, Queretaro has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa MX.

The home side had a few good moments in the first half, but Toluca took over and controlled the game as the clock ticked forward. But Toluca was not able to break the net in the first 45 minutes of the game and the teams ended the half with the 0-0.

The goal came on a free kick in the 65th minute of play. Paraguayan Pablo Velasquez jumped between his two markers and headed the ball to the keeper’s left. Miguel Fraga dove but the ball bounced inches away from the keeper and into the net for the 1-0.

Within five minutes the Red Devils struck again. This time on an attack run. Edy Brambila was in the area and sliced the ball with his head to beat the keeper once more for the 2-0. Toluca took over the pitch of La Corregidora Stadium stopping the Gallos Blancos cold in their tracks on any of their runs.

Toluca is now at the top of the league, but Cruz Azul has yet to play. The Red Devils will host MLS side San Jose on Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014 at the Nemesio Diez Stadium in the return leg of the CONCACAF Champions League. Then they travel to Cancun, Mexico to take on Atlante FC. Queretaro will travel to Oaxaca to take on Alebrijes for Copa MX action, then on to Monterrey to take on Tigres UANL.

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