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Castillo scores but Santos falls
December 8th, 2008 7AM

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[MEXICO] U.S. product Edgar Castillo scored for defending champ Santos in its second-leg semifinal clash with Toluca but Santos fell 2-1, which combined with the first leg's scoreless tie sends Toluca to the Apertura 2008 final against Cruz Azul.

Castillo, 22, struck in the 26th minute after combining passes with Daniel Luduena. The goal ended Toluca goalkeeper Hernan Cristante's 772-minute shutout streak. But Toluca responded a minute later with a goal by Edgar Duenas. Toluca, which needed only a tie on aggregate to advance thanks to its superior regular-season record, made it 2-1 shortly before halftime on a goal by Chilean forward Hector Mancilla that was set up by Antonio Naelson.

Cruz Azul tied Atlante, 1-1, on Saturday in their second-leg semi to advance 4-2 on aggregate. Cruz Azul's Cesar Villaluz opened the scoring in the fourth minute and Venezuelan Giancarlo Maldonado scored the game's only other goal three minutes later.

Cruz Azul, which finished runner-up to Santos last season, won its last title in 1997. Toluca last won the title when it lifted the 2005 Apertura crown.

Castillo played in all 17 regular-season and all four playoff games for Santos in the Apertura 2008.



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