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Who are Kevin Castañeda and Valber Huerta, the Toluca players who opened the scoring against Puebla FC?

The 2 players were in charge of scoring the first goals of the match, in which Israel Reyes scored for La Franja to try to close the gap.

The match, which has a preliminary score of 2-1 in favor of Toluca, was a hard-fought encounter, but the scoreboard ended up reflecting the strength of the Diablos Rojos.
The match, which has a preliminary score of 2-1 in favor of Toluca, was a hard-fought encounter, but the scoreboard ended up reflecting the strength of the Diablos Rojos.

After seeing the great game they played today, it's time to find out who Kevin Castañeda and Valber Huerta are, the Toluca players who opened the scoring against Puebla FC.

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The match, which has a preliminary score of 2-1 in favor of Toluca, was a hard-fought encounter, but the scoreboard ended up reflecting the strength of the Diablos Rojos.

For this reason, it is worth reviewing who are these two players who scored the goals in Round 12 of Liga MX 2022, with which Los Escarlatas maintain a partial advantage against Puebla FC.

Who are Kevin Castañeda and Valber Huerta, the Toluca players who opened the scoring against Puebla FC?

Kevin Castañeda Vargas, 22 years old, is a Mexican professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Toluca in Liga MX 2022, and who scored a great goal this afternoon that left all the fans of Los Escarlatas vibrating with excitement. 

After a series of touches in a brilliant collective play, Castañeda was left in front of the opponent's goal, who took the courage to shoot outside the area, surprising goalkeeper Antony Silva.

Silva tried to stop Castañeda's shot but it was impossible, so the ball went in off the right post, making the score 1-0. Not bad for the player born in Guadalajara Jalisco on October 28, 1999.

Valber Robert Huerta Jerez, 28, scored the second goal of the afternoon. Huerta Jerez is a Chilean professional soccer player who plays as a defender and currently plays for Club Deportivo Toluca in Liga MX 2022. 

In the match against Puebla, Valber Huerta waited for a series of rebounds in the opponent's area that left Antony Silva vulnerable, and when he saw his chance, he ran towards the loose ball in the area.

His first shot was heroically saved by Silva, but on the rebound, the ball was once again at Huerta's feet, so the player did not waste the opportunity and, seeing Silva helpless, shot to score.

With this, the Chilean, born in Melipilla, Chile, on August 26, 1993, managed to make the score 2-0, a result that would not remain that way for long, due to the intensity that Puebla began to manage in the match.

Israel Reyes scored for Puebla, but it was too late

In first-half stoppage time, Israel Reyes scored for La Franja to try to close the gap against Toluca, with a goal that was a bit fortuitous but effective. 

Taking advantage of a direct free-kick into the box, which caused the ball to be loose in the area, Reyes was in the right place at the right time, getting in front of Luis García's goal and finishing to score the game's 2-1 goal. 

In this way, the Camoteros managed to close the gap on the Escarlatas, but this effort was not enough as the match was ultimately won by the Diablos Rojos.

Toluca remains in 7th place in the Liga MX General Table, while Puebla remains in 3rd place in the tournament. 

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