Chivas de Guadalajara overcame a two-goal deficit and scored a stoppage-time goal to beat Puebla 3-2 on Saturday night. The result keeps El Rebaño unbeaten in four and returns them to the top of the table, while Puebla is now winless in four and has dropped into last.
The visitors started the game off well, although Chivas began to generate chances of their own about 15 minutes it. Cristian Campestrini was called into action to stop Alan Pulido on more than one occasion, but the netminder was up to the task.
In the 25th minute, Puebla surprised the crowd in the Estadio Chivas by taking the lead. Federico González was first to a low cross, bursting from between the defenders and beating the onrushing Rodolfo Cota to make it 0-1.
Six minutes later, it was 0-2. Édgar Dueñas headed home a corner kick with Cota frozen in place on his line, and the visitors had what looked like a comfortable lead.
Chivas made two halftime substitutions as they looked to get back into the game, and in the 54th minute they were able to reduce the deficit. Carlos Fierro sent in a cross for Pulido, who beat his defender and then Campestrini to make it 1-2.
The hosts then complicated things for themselves when José Juan Vázquez was ejected with his second yellow card of the night in the 66th minute, but Puebla went down to ten men as well when Adrián Cortés was also given his marching orders in the 72nd.
Playing 10 vs 10, Chivas soon found the tying goal. In the 74th minute, Fierro sent a low ball across the face of goal and the unfortunate Iván Centurión directed the ball into his own net to make it 2-2.
Then, in stoppage time, Chivas was able to complete the comeback thanks to another Puebla error. Campestrini, unaware of Fierro lurking behind him, dropped the ball to distribute it upfield. Fierro snatched the ball and sent it into the empty net to make it 3-2 for the hosts.
With the 3-2 win, Chivas reaches 24 points while Puebla still has 10.
Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Edwin Hernández (Miguel Ponce 82′), Jesús Sánchez, Oswaldo Alanís (Orbelín Pineda 45′), Carlos Salcido, Alan Pulido, Carlos Fierro, Michael Pérez, Javier López (Néstor Calderón 45′), José Juan Vázquez, Ángel Zaldívar.
Puebla: Cristian Campestrini, Robert Herrera, Iván Centurión, Óscar Rojas, Édgar Dueñas, Adrián Cortés, Patricio Araujo, Pablo Míguez (David Toledo 45′), Federico González (Francisco Acuña 75′), Carlos Orrantía, Alexis Canelo (Álvaro Navarro 87′).