A 76th minute goal from striker Bruno Marioni gave Toluca a 1-1 draw in Guadalajara, Mexico before a packed Jalisco stadium crowd. More importantly the goal now makes the Diablos Rojos the favorite to take the Mexican League Championship.
Talented Vicente Sanchez got behind the Chivas defense as their last line of defense made the mistake of trying to play Sanchez offside a few yards above the eighteen yard line. Sanchez then found a streaking Marioni at the far post.
Chivas had taken the lead in the 44th minute after a wonderfully angled header from Omar Bravo.
Bravo earlier had drawn a clear penalty that was not called after being brought down by Toluca goalkeeper Hernan Cristante.
The second leg is this Sunday in Toluca and is a game not to be missed.