Paraguayan striker Jose Cardozo was on target again as Toluca stormed back to beat Morelia 4-1 and win the Mexican opening championship.
Morelia were 1-0 ahead from Wednesday’s first leg and increased their aggregate lead when Adolfo Bautista scored in the first minute to stun a 25,000 crowd. But Toluca, despite missing a 22nd minute penalty, hit back with four goals in little more than half an hour to win their seventh Mexican title.
Cardozo’s goal took his tally to a record-breaking 36 in 25 games in the championship and completed a half century of goals in domestic football this year.
Bautista opened the scoring after only 30 seconds when he sidestepped a defender and fired home from the edge of the penalty box.
Toluca’s win gave their Argentinian coach Alberto Jorge the title after only four games in charge. The team began the season under Ricardo Lavolpe, who left midway through when he was appointed as coach of Mexico. Lavolpe was replaced by his assistant Wilson Graneolatti but the Uruguayan resigned in disgust following the quarter-finals after the club invited Lavolpe to returnfor the final stages.