The “Sacred Flock” left its state of grace after a new defeat.
The Red Devils assumed the lead of the Apertura tournament on Sunday, after beating Guadalajara 1-0 on matchday six.
Defender Diego González headed a cross from Rubens Sambueza, which goalkeeper Antonio Rodríguez failed to save, to score the scarlet target in the 60th minute.
Toluca tied its third victory and now has 12 units at the top, waiting for its position to be ratified if Cruz Azul does not beat San Luis later.
Guadalajara ended its two-game winning streak and coach Victor Manuel Vucetich suffered his first setback since taking over as manager. They fell to 12th position with seven units.
Chivas did not have the attackers Alexis Vega and Uriel Antuna, who were separated from the campus on Saturday, after learning of their participation in a party, despite the prohibitions to prevent COVID-19 infections.
Toluca also suffered from the absence of its Argentine striker Alexis Canelo, who last day achieved a double to reach five goals, but who did not enter the call after being infected by COVID-19.
González sent one of the few goal options to the nets, in which the collaboration of the rojiblanco goalkeeper was essential for the ball to end at the bottom of the goal.
The visitors’ reaction came with a powerful header from Jesús Molina that hit the crossbar at 67, one of the few options generated by Vucetich’s team.
Argentine striker Enrique Triverio came close to sealing the victory with a breakaway in which he took a low shot that hit the base of the post at 72.
In the final stretch, Jesús Angulo scored a goal for Chivas that was invalidated by an advanced position by Isaac Brizuela, who gave the assist at 83.