Chivas de Gualadajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Santos Laguna came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends a two-game losing streak for both teams, but also leaves both teams winless in the Apertura 2017.
Santos started the game off better and they created a few early chances through Néstor Araujo and Djaniny Tavares, although they were mainly limited to shots from distance and didn’t truly trouble Rodolfo Cota.
Then, in the 23rd minute, Santos had a golden opportunity to take the lead after Hedgardo Marín was called for a foul on Brian Lozano in the box. Julio César Furch stepped up to take the penalty, but he sent it wide to keep the game goalless.
In the 34th minute, Chivas earned their own penalty kick after Jorge Villafaña fouled Orbelín Pineda. El Rebaño made their PK count, with Ángel Zaldívar converting the spot kick to give the visitors the 0-1 lead.
Santos nearly tied it up before halftime through Djaniny, but Jair Pereira was there to clear the ball off the line with Cota beaten.
In the second half, Santos pressed forward in search of an equalizer while Chivas looked to see out the result. The Guerreros’ efforts finally paid off in the 82nd minute, when Gael Sandoval sent in a cross that Furch headed home to make it 1-1.
Chivas came within inches of retaking the lead, but Carlos Salcido was denied by the crossbar as they had to settle for a share of the spoils.
With the 1-1 draw, Santos and Chivas both reach four points.
Santos: Jonathan Orozco, Néstor Araujo, Jorge Sánchez, Ventura Alvarado, Jorge Villafaña, Osvaldo Martínez (Emiliano Armenteros 87′), Diego de Buen, Brian Lozano (Jonathan Rodríguez 58′), Walter Gael Sandoval, Djaniny Tavares, Julio César Furch.
Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Hedgardo Marín (Michael Pérez 45′), Jesús Sánchez, Jair Pereira, Edwin Hernández, Carlos Salcido, Orbelín Pineda (Carlos Fierro 75′), Javier López (Isaác Brizuela 88′), José Juan Vázquez, Rodolfo Pizarro, Ángel Zaldívar.