Deportivo Toluca F.C. and Club América are two of the most successful teams in Mexican soccer history. Their rivalry dates back to the 1960s and has produced some of the most thrilling matches in the Liga MX. In this article, we take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of their most memorable clashes.
1960s-1980s: The Early Days
The rivalry between Deportivo Toluca F.C. and Club América started in the 1960s when both teams were competing in the Mexican second division. In 1964, Toluca won promotion to the top division, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that the rivalry really started to heat up. In 1975, Toluca and América faced off in the final of the Copa México, with América emerging as the winners. However, Toluca got their revenge two years later by beating América in the final of the same tournament.
1990s-2000s: The Golden Era
The 1990s and early 2000s were the golden era of the Deportivo Toluca F.C. vs Club América rivalry. During this period, both teams were at the top of their game, winning multiple league titles and producing some of the most exciting football in Mexico. One of the most memorable matches between the two teams took place in the 1998 Apertura semifinals. Toluca won the first leg 3-1, but América fought back in the second leg to win 4-1 and advance to the final.
In 2002, Toluca and América met in the final of the Clausura tournament, with Toluca winning the first leg 2-0. América fought hard in the second leg, but Toluca held on for a 3-2 aggregate win and their fourth league title. The two teams met again in the final of the Apertura tournament later that year, with Toluca emerging as the winners once again.
2010s-Present: The Modern Era
In the 2010s and beyond, the rivalry between Deportivo Toluca F.C. and Club América has continued to produce some memorable matches. In 2012, the two teams met in the final of the Clausura tournament, with América winning 2-0 on aggregate. Toluca got their revenge two years later by beating América in the final of the same tournament.
One of the most dramatic matches between the two teams took place in the quarterfinals of the Clausura 2018 tournament. Toluca won the first leg 2-1, but América fought back in the second leg to tie the match 2-2. In extra time, Toluca’s Fernando Uribe scored the winning goal to send his team to the semifinals.
The most recent match between Deportivo Toluca F.C. and Club América took place in the semifinals of the Guardianes 2020 tournament. América won the first leg 3-1, but Toluca fought back in the second leg to win 2-1. However, América advanced to the final on away goals.
2010s and beyond, the rivalry has continued to captivate fans with dramatic matches and intense competition.
Both teams have had their share of success, with Toluca winning 10 league titles and América winning 13. Their matchups have always been closely contested, with both teams capable of producing moments of brilliance that can swing the momentum in their favor.
As the 2021 Clausura tournament approaches, fans of both teams are eagerly anticipating the next installment of this storied rivalry. With both teams fighting for a spot in the playoffs, the stakes will be high, and fans can expect nothing less than a fiercely competitive match.
The Deportivo Toluca F.C. vs Club América rivalry is one of the most enduring and exciting in Mexican soccer. From their early days in the second division to their battles in the top-flight, the two teams have produced some of the most memorable matches in Liga MX history. With both teams still at the top of their game, fans can look forward to many more thrilling matches between these two great clubs.