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Gonzalez helps Monterrey win over Toluca

06 Feb 2023, 18:49 GMT+10

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- Alfonso Gonzalez scored two first-half goals as hosts Monterrey beat Toluca 2-1 in Mexico's Liga MX on Sunday.

The Mexico international midfielder opened the scoring by slotting a cool finish into the bottom left corner after German Berterame's assist.

He doubled the lead 14 minutes later, combining with Jesus Gallardo before sending a low shot past goalkeeper Tiago Volpi.

Maximiliano Araujo pulled a goal back for the visitors by latching onto Jean Meneses' pass and firing an unstoppable effort into the top right corner.

The result left Monterrey second in the 18-team standings, behind leaders Pachuca on goal difference, while Toluca dropped to 10th.

Earlier, Pumas were held to a 2-2 home draw by Atlas. Juan Dinenno and Diogo de Oliveira were on target for the hosts while Brian Lozano and Julian Quinones scored for Atlas.

Pumas were forced to play the last 20 minutes with 10 men after Higo Meritao picked up his second yellow card for a bad challenge on Edgar Zaldivar.

In Sunday's only other fixture, Guadalajara drew 1-1 at home to Queretaro.

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