Monterrey vs Chivas de Guadalajara – Jornada 2 Recap and Highlights

monterrey chivasChivas de Guadalajara finished the game with just 9 men but still managed to hold on for a 2-2 draw against Monterrey. The result keeps both teams unbeaten in the Clausura 2017 season.

The game started off well for the visitors, who took the lead in just the 9th minute. Rodolfo Pizarro scored a golazo with a powerful volleyed strike from outside the box to put Chivas ahead 1-0.

El Rebaño soon added to their advantage, with Edwin Hernández finishing off his own rebound to make it 2-0 in the 22nd minute. Alexander Domínguez made the initial save on Hernández’s header, but the defender pounced on the loose ball and scored with his second attempt.

However, the game changed in the 33rd minute, when José Juan Vázquez was given a straight red card for a foul on Celso Ortiz. Then, just minutes into the second half, Chivas went down to 9 men after Jair Pereira was sent off with his second yellow.

With the numerical advantage, it didn’t take the Rayados long to get on the board. In the 56th minute, Rogelio Funes Mori reduced the deficit to 1-2.

The hosts kept pressing and in the 70th minute, Dorlan Pabón found the equalizer, making it 2-2 with his powerful strike from outside the box.

But even playing 11 vs 9, Monterrey was unable to complete the comeback with a third goal.

With the 2-2 draw, Monterrey and Chivas both reach four points.

Highlights

Lineups

Monterrey: Alexander Domínguez, Iván Piris, César Montes, José María Basanta, Edgar Castillo (Aldo de Nigris 62′), Carlos Sánchez, Jesús Molina, Celso Ortiz (Edwin Cardona 36′), Dorlan Pabón, Rogelio Funes Mori, Yimmi Chara (Luis Fernando Fuentes 69′).

Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Jesús Sánchez, Jair Pereira, Oswaldo Alanís, Edwin Hernández, Javier López (Isaác Brizuela 52′), Orbelín Pineda, Rodolfo Pizarro (Carlos Salcido 51′), José Juan Vázquez, Ángel Zaldívar (Carlos Fierro 59′), Alan Pulido. 

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