Mexico review

Toluca off to winning start

January 8, 2012

Toluca took top spot after the opening round of the Mexican Clausura campaign thanks to a 3-1 home win over Estudiantes Tecos.

A second-half brace from Ivan Alonso (57 and 81) and one from Edgar Duenas (64) gave Toluca control, with Estudiantes substitute Fredy Bareiro netting a consolation.

Apertura runners-up Santos Laguna were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Pachuca, while Puebla's home game against Atlas also ended goalless.

Guadalajara were beaten 1-0 at home by Atlante, Michael Arroyo scoring the only goal in the 44th minute with Chivas finishing the match down to 10 men as Patricio Araujo was sent off late on.

San Luis played with 10 men for more than 66 minutes but emerged 1-0 winners at home to Pumas UNAM. Jehu Chiapas (42) grabbed the only goal after Anibal Matellan's 34th-minute dismissal.