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Chivas held to a draw, Toluca beat Queretaro 4-2

Week 13 of the Liga MX concluded on Sunday with Toluca's 4-2 win over Queretaro and Puebla holding Chivas to a 1-1 draw.

Here are some quick takeaways from both matches.

Toluca chasing the top spots

A free kick from Carlos Esquivel sealed a 4-2 victory for Toluca, who have not lost a match in their last six league games.

The Diablos Rojos had taken a comfortable 3-0 lead before Victor Manuel Vucetich's side came storming back. Esquivel then put an end to any hope of Queretaro running away with points after lining up a brilliant free kick.

Despite giving away two goals, it was a good performance for Jose Saturnino Cardozo's side. With Enrique Triverio and Fernando Uribe leading the line, Carlos Esquivel has excelled out on the wing. In addition, Peruvian international Christian Cueva has been a nice inclusion to the team.

Toluca are now second with only four games to play in the regular season.

Raul Lopez with a costly error

At 22 years old, Raul "Dedos" Lopez has been stellar for Chivas since making his debut in the Liga MX. But on Sunday, Lopez was directly responsible for Puebla's equalizer.

A long-distance shot from Marco Fabian had given the Rebaño Sagrado the lead, but a failed backheel attempt from Lopez gifted Carlos Gutierrez the equalizing goal.

Lopez's general play wasn't great either, but you can't count out the Mexican youth international coming back stronger. Lopez will now have to conjure up the mental strength to leave his error behind and once again perform at a high level.

Chivas still eying Liguilla

In spite of only grabbing a point, Chivas will take the positives. The club is no longer pressured as severely in the relegation table and the Liguilla isn't a remote thought anymore.

With the result, Chivas are momentarily in a five-way tie for the last and final spot in the Liguilla. One of the teams they are tied with is crosstown rivals Atlas.

Both teams will meet next week in the "Clasico Tapatio" in what could be a defining moment in their season.