América vs Chivas de Guadalajara – Jornada 7 Recap and Highlights

america chivasChivas de Guadalajara earned a 0-3 victory over América in the Apertura 2016 edition of the SuperClásico. The victory keeps Chivas unbeaten in four matches and was their second consecutive road win. As for América, the Águilas are now winless in three.

Chivas had struggled to score prior to this game, with just four goals total and only one on the road. Nevertheless, they opened the scoring here in the 19th minute when a cross from Isaác Brizuela resulted in an own-goal as the unfortunate Osmar Mares deflected the ball past Moisés Muñoz.

If the first goal had an element of luck to it, the second was all skill. In the 31st minute, good combination play by Chivas ended with Ángel Zaldívar playing in Brizuela; “Conejo” got into the box and sent his low shot past Muñoz to make it 0-2.

América made two halftime substitutions in a bid to get back into the game, but Chivas still looked the better team in the second half. The Águilas were never able to reduce the deficit, and instead Chivas scored again late to put the cherry on top of their win.

In the 84th minute, substitute Carlos Peña headed home a cross by Brizuela to make it 0-3 for el Rebaño.

Tempers flared towards the end as a confrontation between Rodolfo Cota and Pablo Aguilar turned into a mass scuffle, but it was broken up quickly and with no more than yellow cards handed out.

A total of 13 yellows were given out during the match but it still somehow finished 11 vs 11.

With the 0-3 win, Chivas reaches 11 points while América remains on 11.

Highlights

Lineups

América: Moisés Muñoz, Paul Aguilar, Pablo Aguilar, Paolo Goltz, Osmar Mares, José Daniel Guerrero (Diego Pineda 79′), Osvaldo Martínez, Rubens Sambueza, Carlos Darwin Quintero (Michael Arroyo 46′), Renato Ibarra (William da Silva 46′), Silvio Romero. 

Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Jesús Sánchez, Hedgardo Marín, Jair Pereira, Edwin Hernández, Orbelín Pineda (José Juan Vázquez 81′), Michael Pérez, Isaác Brizuela, Javier López (Carlos Peña 70′), Carlos Cisneros (Marco Bueno 70′), Ángel Zaldívar.

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