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Toluca tops Mexico U23s in friendly
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Action from the friendly between host Toluca (white jersey) and the Mexico U23 national team on June 29, 2016, in Metepec, Mexico. (Photo courtesy of Federación Mexicana de Fútbol)

METEPEC, Mexico – Toluca earned a 2-1 win over the Mexico under-23 national team in a friendly on Wednesday at the Liga MX side’s training facility.

It was the Olympic hopeful’s first loss in three matches after defeating Club America (4-1) and Pumas (2-1). 

The host took a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute, when Gerardo Rodriguez struck off a pass from Moises Velasco. 

Maikon Leite extended the advantage in the 57th minute, receiving the ball inside the penalty area and beating goalkeeper Gibran Lajud.

In the 76th minute, Mexico pulled a goal back through Marco Bueno, who hit the back of the net with a left-footed shot off a Carlos Fierro feed.

Mexico returns to action on July 2 in another friendly against its counterpart from Nigeria at the Estadio Victoria in Aguascalientes.

 
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