Adolfo ‘Bofo’ Bautista’s 69 minute goal was the difference as Chivas came back in the 2nd half against Toluca to win 2-1.
The Red Devils had taken a 1-0 lead which most would have thought would have been enough with their defensive record.
Apparently Toluca thought that also. Nursing a 1-0 lead that came via a Vicente Sanchez cross to Bruno Marioni who headed home in the 18th minute Toluca was surprised in the second half by Chivas.
‘The goats’ dominated midfield and possession in the 2nd half and got a few critical plays out of Bautista who had been a player without impact in the prior three halfs. A 51st minute header from Maza Rodriguez gave Chivas an injection of confidence and from then on they clearly won the middle of the field with little impact from Sanchez and Marioni for Toluca in the 2nd half.
At times you wonderd if the talented Sanchez was even out there.
Bautista got the game winner in the 69th minute beating Hernan Cristante in goal for the Red Devils.
A forty five yard free kick from Ramon Morales almost made it three for Chivas who rode out the final minutes to secure their title.
Amerigo Gallego the head coach of Toluca was not on the sideline for this one due to suspension and one wonders if that had any effect? In the end attacking philosophy won over defending with Chivas yet it was tough to bet against Toluca being up 1-0 at halftime. A dramatic finish to the Mexican league season!