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Toluca leave it late, Vargas strike earns Tigres draw in start of Liga MX Liguilla

Two late goals snatched a 2-1 win for Toluca over Monarcas Morelia in the first leg of their Liguilla quarterfinals matchup.

The visitors had taken a 1-0 lead when Peruvian international Raul Ruidiaz blasted home a penalty in the 66th minute to give his side an important away goal.

But just when Toluca look like they were headed to Michoacan with a defeat, Fernando Uribe leveled in the 91st minute after latching on to a brilliant through ball.

Moments later, a deflected shot from Pablo Barrientos sent the Estadio Nemesio Diez into delirium as the Diablos Rojos earned a thrilling comeback win.

Meanwhile, in the other game of the night, Tigres were close to defeat when Eduardo Vargas fired Tigres to a 1-1 draw at Leon.

La Fiera was the team to strike first after a quick breakaway finished with Mauro Boselli getting the best out of Tigres goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman.

Having soaked up plenty of Tigres pressure, Leon were served a warning when Andre-Pierre Gignac rattled the woodwork from long range.

In the 76th minute, Eduardo Vargas was next to try his luck from long range. The Chilean international picked out his spot and unleashed an unbeatable shot past William Yarbrough to tie the game at one.

The final whistle meant Tigres will take home an away goal advantage to Saturday’s return leg.