Toluca's Carlos Galeana committed the infraction inside the box that led to Marathon's first goal. Galeana slammed into Marathon's in eighth minute as Martinez tried to get to a loose ball. Martinez did not have possession of the ball but Galeana leapt at him as if he did and flattened the striker.
Galeana was booked for the foul. Martinez meanwhile stepped to the
spot and buried his attempt, into the middle of the net and left no
doubt the ball would go in.
Martinez nearly got a second goal
several minutes later when he knifed through Toluca's defense but he
lost control before he could place a shot on goal.
Marathon, though, doubled their lead before halftime. in the 36th
minute, Carlos Will Mejia latched onto a rebound at the top of the box
and fired a shot on goal. The ball deflected off a Toluca defender and
trickled into the back of the goal.
Marathon were thus well on their way towards enacting some revenge for having lost by seven goals in Mexico.
did not have many chances but the ones they had, they were imprecise
with. Raul Nava had a look on goal at the end of the first half but
launched his attempt over the crossbar.
Toluca had little response afterward and it was in fact Marathon
who nearly made Toluca suffer. Late in the second half, Diego Novarotti
flattened Marathon's Orvin Alexander Perez insde the penalty area.
Novaretti not only gave away a penalty but he was also sent off ther
But Jerry Palacios slammed the spot kick off the crossbar and Marathon failed to score the goal.
Galeana was sent off in the 90th minute for thwarting a Marathon breakaway.