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Chivas secure 1-1 draw against Toluca and seal a place in Liga MX Final

Chivas held on to a 1-1 draw against Toluca, as Matias Almeyda’s men became the first team qualified to the Liga MX Final.

Both teams had finished the first leg leveled at one goal apiece, which meant a 0-0 draw or a 1-1 draw was enough for Chivas to go through because of their better positioning in the regular season table.

Chivas started the game strongest, but Toluca really warmed up to the task as the game progressed.

The Diablos Rojos, though, were spared by the crossbar after Orbelin Pineda tried his luck in the 14th minute.

Chivas enjoyed more sustained pressure, and eventually took the lead minutes later when a Nestor Calderon free-kick found its way past Alfredo Talavera to put the scoreline 2-1 on aggregate.

The goal meant Toluca was forced to increase their threat going forward, and at the restart, leveled the score when Fernando Uribe capitalized on a Chivas defensive mistake.

As the game headed towards the final stage of the game, Toluca went in search of the goal that would gift them a place in the final, but the Diablos Rojos failed to muster another clear-cut chance and Chivas held out to book their ticket in the “Gran Final”.