Marathon Take Advantage Of Toluca Mistakes

In CONCACAF Champions League Action, the Honduran team faced off against the Mexican side.
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.

Toluca 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 challenge.

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.