Chivas de Guadalajara had a two-goal lead at halftime but ended up falling 4-3 to Jaguares de Chiapas. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for Jaguares while ending a four-game unbeaten run for El Rebaño.
The game couldn’t have started better for Chivas, who took the lead after just two minutes. Moisés Muñoz made the initial save on Javier López, but the rebound fell to Rodolfo Pizarro, who made it 0-1.
The visitors continued to press after taking the lead and they had a similar chance in the 25th minute. That time, though, Muñoz was able to make both the initial stop on Ángel Zaldívar as well as the follow up on López.
It was only a brief respite, however. In the 32nd minute, Edwin Sández was called for a foul on Alan Pulido in the box and Chivas had a chance from the penalty spot. Zaldívar took the PK and scored it to make it 0-2.
With the two-goal lead, the visitors looked comfortably in control. But Jaguares turned the game completely around in a five-minute span in the second half.
In the 50th minute, Mateus Goncalves sent a good ball into the box and Félix Araujo was there to head it home, reducing the deficit to 1-2.
Then, in the 53rd minute, referee Marco Antonio Ortiz pointed to the penalty spot once again – this time in favor of Jaguares. Oswaldo Alanís was called for a foul on Jonathan Fabbro, and Fabbro himself took and converted the PK to tie the game at 2-2.
Just two minutes after that, Lucas Silva completed the turnaround when his shot from outside the box made it 3-2 for the hosts.
Jaguares even extended their lead to 4-2 with a goal in the 71st minute. Fabbro’s shot hit the post, but the rebound fell nicely for Luis Leal.
Chivas was able to reduce the deficit to 4-3 with Rodolfo Pizarro’s second goal of the night in the 83rd minute, but they were unable to go on to tie the game.
There may be more bad news coming for Chivas as well, as in the final stages Jair Pereira threw what looked to be an intentional elbow into the face of Jonathan Fabbro that left the Jaguares player bloody. The referee took no action at the time, but the Disciplinary Committee is likely to look into the incident.
With the 4-3 win, Jaguares reach 12 points while Chivas still has 14.
Jaguares: Moisés Muñoz, Edwin Sández, Félix Araujo, Aquivaldo Mosquera, Brayan Angulo, Lucas Silva, Luis Miño (Dieter Villalpando 45′), Mateus Goncalves, Jonathan Fabbro, Luis Mendoza (Juan Patiño 86′), Luis Leal (Franco Arizala 79′).
Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Jesús Sánchez (Carlos Fierro 57′), Oswaldo Alanís, Jair Pereira, Edwin Hernández (Isaác Brizuela 57′), Orbelín Pineda, José Juan Vázquez (Néstor Calderón 68′), Javier López, Rodolfo Pizarro, Ángel Zaldívar, Alan Pulido.