In the Clausura 2017 edition of the Clásico Tapatío, the visiting Chivas de Guadalajara emerged victorious with a 1-2 win over Atlas. The victory keeps Chivas unbeaten on the road this season, as while as unbeaten in three overall, while the Rojinegros suffered their first home defeat and are winless in two overall.
Chivas came out pressing from the opening whistle and for the first half they looked far the better and more comfortable team. Atlas was unable to make their home field advantage count as Chivas kept the ball relentlessly in the hosts’ defensive third.
In the 29th minute, José Madueña was called for a push on Isaác Brizuela in the box, which referee César Ramos sanctioned with a penalty kick for Guadalajara. Ángel Zaldívar stepped up to take the PK and he sent it past Óscar Ustari to make it 0-1.
Just two minutes later, Jesús Sánchez hit the post as el Rebaño nearly had a second.
They did make it 0-2 before halftime, when Ustari took a poor goal kick that was easily picked off by Zaldívar just outside the box. Ustari got a hand to his shot, but Orbelín Pineda was there to finish off the loose ball and give Chivas the 0-2 lead.
Atlas made two halftime substitutions as they looked to get back into the game, and the Rojinegros did look better than in the first half. However, as time passed, the intensity of the game diminished.
It wasn’t until the 84th minute that Atlas was abe to get on the board, with Martín Barragán reducing the deficit to 1-2 with his header. It was too little, too late for Atlas, however, especially after Daniel Arreola was then sent off in stoppage time to leave them with 10 men.
With the 1-2 win, Chivas reaches 11 points while Atlas still has seven.
Atlas: Óscar Ustari, Leiton Jiménez, Daniel Arreola, José Madueña, Javier Salas, Luis Reyes, Luis Robles (Fidel Martínez 58′), Bryan Garnica, Daniel Álvarez (Jahir Barraza 45′), Matías Alustiza (Clifford Aboagye 45′), Martín Barragán.
Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Oswaldo Alanís, Jair Pereira, Edwin Hernández, Jesús Sánchez, Orbelín Pineda, José Juan Vázquez, Javier López (Michael Pérez 63′), Rodolfo Pizarro (Carlos Fierro 88′), Isaác Brizuela (Alan Pulido 67′), Ángel Zaldívar.