Guadalajara tops Toluca for Mexican league crown

December 10, 2006

TOLUCA, Mexico -- Guadalajara won the Mexican league title for the 11th time Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Toluca. Adolfo Bautista scored the winning goal in the 69th minute for Guadalajara, which won 3-2 in total goals for the two legs. Toluca's Bruno Marioni opened the scoring in 18th minute before Francisco Rodriguez tied it in the 51st. Guadalajara, the country's most popular team, celebrated its centenary with its first title since 1997. "It's a year I will never forget," Guadalajara striker Omar Bravo said. "People have been waiting for this championship for a long time." Toluca, the most successful team in Mexico the last 10 years, lost only for the second time in the seven finals since 1996.

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