Monday, October 19, 2009
Edgar Castillo returned from injury as the Tigres tied in Toluca while Marco Vidal was back in action for the Indios after sitting out the last three weeks.

Indios 0 – 2 Atlante

Marco Vidal went the full ninety minutes at right-midfield for new head coach Jose Trevino and the Indios but were still unable to defeat Atlante at home.

Vidal, who had played only one minute in the last three games, was given the starting nod under the newly appointed Trevino.

Although Vidal is surely happy to be back in the lineup, the Indios have yet to record a three point victory in this the 12th week of the Apertura.

In the third minute, Atlante's forward Rafael Marquez Lugo received a lobbed through ball 25 yards out. On the run, his chest trap positioned the ball perfectly in front of him just within the box. His next touch was a left foot rifle into the back of the net.

The next goal wouldn't come until the 70th minute when another lobbed through ball onto Lugo had him in the bottom left corner of the box. His powerful shot on goal was deflected by Indios keeper Cesar Lozano.

Lugo collected the rebound, dished to Guillermo Rojas, who then found a wide open Christian Bermudez on the right. As Lugo was out of position, Bermudez calmly punched the second goal into the right corner.

Indios travel next to face Francisco Torres and Pachuca. Atlante will host Atlas.

Toluca 1 – 1 Tigres

Coming into this 12th week, Toluca had only given up one point at home yet Edgar Castillo and the Tigres are now the second team to visit the Red Devils and come away with a tie.

Castillo got the usual starting nod, this time at left midfield.

Things remained even until the 63rd minute. A centered ball into the top of the box was contested by Tigres' Fernando Ortiz and Toluca's Hector Raul Mancilla. Neither one was able to get a head on it, except for Ortiz's flailing left arm.

Referee Hugo Leon Guajardo did not hesitate to call for a penalty. Mancilla went right with the penalty shot, while Tigres keeper Cirilo Saucedo went left, giving the home team a one goal advantage.

With two minutes left to play, Tigres equalized and thus canceled the home-team's celebration plans.

Juan Pablo Garcia, working the right sideline, sent in a clever cross. Francisco Fonseca, streaking into the box, was well positioned as he went up for the header to craftily guide the ball into the left corner of the goal to tie the game.

The splitting of the points did very little to help the Tigres' playoff hopes. They currently sit in fourth place with 14 points.

Tigres next host Michael Orozco and San Luis. Toluca, who sit atop of their group, will travel to Jalisco to face Estudiantes.


Jose Francisco Torres did not make the trip to Morelia due to a coach's decision as Pachuca fell 2-0 to the Monarchs.

Michael Orozco did not dress in San Luis' 0-1 home loss to Pumas due to suspension for last week's red card.

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