The margins separating Toluca and Tigres could not be slimmer heading into Week 2 of the Liga MX Apertura, with Sunday’s adversaries each emerging with wins in their season openers. UANL started the Miguel Herrera era with a 2-1 win over Tijuana, but Toluca hold the edge just above them in third after a more convincing 3-1 victory at Juarez.
What TV Channel is Toluca-Tigres on?
TUDN and Univision will be your go-to destinations for Tigres’ visit to Toluca on Sunday, with coverage starting at 12:30 p.m. ET before a 1 p.m. ET kick-off. You can live stream Liga MX matches on fuboTV.
How to Watch Toluca vs. Tigres
When: Sunday, August 1
Where: Estadio Nemesio Díez, Toluca, Mexico
Time: 1 p.m. ET
TV Info: TUDN, Univision
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
Expectations are understandably high for Herrera beginning a new chapter of his career in Monterrey, but it will have been a relief for the Tigres board nonetheless to start his tenure with a win. New signing Juan Vigon bagged on debut following his recent move from Pumas UNAM and scored the goal that would ultimately seal their 2-1 win at Tijuana. But Toluca produced a competitive debut goal of their own after 37-year-old Rubens Sambueza converted from the penalty spot during a 3-1 triumph away to Juarez:
Both teams are eyeing major improvements this Apertura after suffering disappointment in the Clausura campaign, where UANL and Toluca ended the regular season 10th and 11th, respectively. Tigres fell to Atlas in the reclassification before Toluca narrowly lost 4-3 on aggregate to eventual champions Cruz Azul, a sign the latter is moving in the right direction during Hernán Cristante’s second spell.
Andre-Pierre Gignac is expected to link back up with Herrera’s squad having completed his commitments at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where France suffered a disappointing group-stage exit. The 35-year-old veteran still had time to showcase his lethal touch in Japan, however, namely during a 4-3 win over South Africa where he scored three and had a big hand in the injury-time winner.
Gignac and fellow Olympian Florian Thauvin aren’t expected to be available in time for the trip to Toluca, however, so it’s a relief Paraguayan striker Carlos Gonzalez was back among the goals at Tijuana. Herrera has started brightly in his new job, but early signs indicate Toluca could be a dark horse this season as they seek back-to-back wins over Tigres for the first time since 2018.