MEXICO CITY, Dec 5 (Reuters) -
Record-breaking striker Jose Cardozo was on target again for Toluca in the Mexican championship on Wednesday, but Guadalajara struck twice in the last six minutes of their quarter-final first leg to win 2-1.
Paraguayan international Cardozo, who hit a record-breaking 29 goals in 19 matches during the qualifying stage of the competition, scored for the 12th consecutive game to give Toluca a 56th minute lead.
But Guadalajara, who still field only Mexican players in a championship awash with foreigners, hit back through Jair Garcia in the 84th minute and Emilio Mora three minutes later to sneak a surprise win before a 60,000 crowd at the Jalisco stadium.
UNAM coach Hugo Sanchez, whose team last week qualified for their first South American Libertadores Cup, was satisfied with his team after they held out for a 0-0 draw at Cruz Azul in another tie.
'We came to win but a draw was good for us,' said the former Real Madrid and Mexico striker. 'It was a disciplined job, we carried out everything we rehearsed during the week.'
Morelia took command in the day's other match, winning 3-1 away to UAG thanks to second-half goals from Uruguayan Carlos Morales and Antonio Gonzalez.
Argentine Jorge Almiron put the visitors ahead in the seventh minute and Brazilian Osmar Donizete equalised for the Tecos, led by former Peru coach Julio Cesar Uribe, in the 34th.
In between, Chilean striker Reinaldo Navia missed a penalty for the home side.
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Defending champions America are away to Santos Laguna on Thursday.