Chivas de Guadalajara vs Necaxa – Jornada 3 Recap and Highlights

Chivas de Guadalajara took a two-goal lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 2-2 with Necaxa. The result keeps El Rebaño both unbeaten and winless in league play after three straight draws, while the Rayos remain unbeaten but are no longer perfect.

The game started off well for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 8th minute. Rodolfo Pizarro sent in a cross for Ángel Zaldívar, who sent his first-time attempt past Marcelo Barovero to make it 1-0 for Chivas.

That was the first goal Necaxa had allowed in the Apertura, and it wasn’t long before they conceded another. In the 19th minute, Pizarro got on the scoresheet himself after he went on a run from midfield, created some space at the top of the box, and sent his shot into the net to make it 2-0.

Chivas seemed to have the game well in hand, but Necaxa rallied almost immediately. In the 22nd minute, Carlos González reduced the deficit to 2-1 with his low shot from the top of the box that went in off the inside of the post.

Just six minutes after that, the Rayos were level. In the 28th minute, Luis Pérez won the ball as Chivas looked to play out of the back, got into the box, and sent his shot past Rodolfo Cota to make it 2-2.

In the second half, Chivas threw numbers forward as they looked to restore their lead, but the final touch was lacking. Marcelo Barovero made some important saves to keep the game level and deny the reigning league champions their first win of the season.

With the 2-2 draw, Chivas reaches three points while Necaxa reaches seven.

Highlights

Lineups

Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Oswaldo Alanís, Jesús Sánchez, Jair Pereira (Javier López 74′), Alejandro Mayorga (Michelle Benítez 45′), José Juan Vázquez (Isaác Brizuela 60′), Orbelín Pineda, Rodolfo Pizarro, Carlos Fierro, Carlos Salcido, Ángel Zaldívar.

Necaxa: Marcelo Barovero, Igor Lichnovsky, Mario de Luna, Jairo González, Brayan Beckeles, Xavier Báez, Jesús Isijara (Daniel Álvarez 71′), Luis Pérez, Carlos González (Facundo Pereyra 81′), Luis Gallegos, Martín Barragán (Pablo Velázquez 60′). 

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