TOLUCA, Mexico -- Santos Laguna held on to draw 1-1 against Toluca on Sunday and win their sixth Liga MX title. Julio Furch opened the scoring for Santos in the 10th minute, with Gabriel Hauche leveling in the 82nd minute. Los Guerreros took a memorable series 3-2 on aggregate.
Here are three takeaways from Estadio Nemesio Diez:
1. The best playoff team won
There are two ways of looking at Santos Laguna's victory over Toluca. Some would say Toluca was the best team in Liga MX all Clausura and...
TOLUCA, Mexico -- A first half goal from Julio Furch and a man-of-the-match performance from goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco helped Santos Laguna to the Liga MX 2018 Clausura title on Sunday.
Santos Laguna and Toluca drew 1-1 in Estadio Nemesio Diez in the second leg of the final, with Santos winning 3-2 on aggregate to lift its sixth Liga MX title.
Furch opened the scoring in the 10th with a low shot from outside the penalty area, which creeped past a sprawling Alfredo Talavera.
The goal had come...
TOLUCA, Mexico -- Santos Laguna coach Robert Siboldi is adamant his side will not be going out simply to defend its 2-1 lead over Toluca from the first leg of the 2018 Clausura final in Sunday's return game.
Regular season leader Toluca is undefeated at Estadio Nemesio Diez in Liga MX play in 2018, but Siboldi's side will "go out to win" in one of Mexico's most difficult away stadiums.
"Without doubt playing in front of their fans can help them, but on the pitch are the players, no one from the stands...
TORREON, Mexico -- Djaniny Tavares and Julio Furch were the saviors for Santos Laguna on Thursday, as Los Guerreros came from behind to defeat Toluca 2-1 in the first leg of the Liga MX final.
1. Santos Laguna show heart in comeback victory
Toluca flexed its muscles early on inside Estadio Corona. At times in the first half, the side looked like it was ready to overpower Santos Laguna, in line with a Clausura in which Los Diablos Rojos have been Mexico's best team.
There were early chances...