In the Apertura 2017 edition of the Clásico Tapatío, Atlas claimed the bragging rights with a 1-2 away win against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result snaps a two-game winning streak for El Rebaño, while the Rojinegros are now unbeaten in six.
Atlas had the first good chance of the game in the third minute, when Milton Caraglio put his header on frame, but Rodolfo Cota was there to make the save. Then, in the 28th minute, the visitors opened the scoring.
Brayan Garnica got free on the left, got into the box, and fed the ball to Caraglio, who didn’t make great contact but still did enough to send the ball into the back of the net. 0-1.
Chivas made two halftime substitutions as they looked to get back into the game, and one of them – José Macías – had the ball in the back of the net; however, his would-be goal was disallowed for offside.
Atlas controlled the game and in the 58th minute they were able to add to their lead from the penalty spot. Caraglio converted the spot kick to make it 0-2 for the Rojinegros.
Atlas could have had a third as well, with a long-distance shot from Matías Alustiza that ended up hitting the woodwork.
In stoppage time, Rodolfo Pizarro scored a consolation goal for Chivas to make it 1-2, but it was too little, too late, for the hosts to come back any further than that.
With the 1-2 win, Atlas reaches 24 points while Chivas still has 15.
Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Jesús Sánchez, Carlos Salcido, Edwin Hernández, Oswaldo Alanís, Rodolfo Pizarro, José Juan Vázquez (Ángel Zaldívar 61′), Javier López (Isaác Brizuela 45′), Carlos Cisneros, Orbelín Pineda, Carlos Fierro (José Maciás 45′).
Atlas: Miguel Ángel Faga, Jaine Barreiro, Daniel Arreola, Rafael Márquez, Luis Reyes, Javier Salas, José Madueña, Bryan Garnica, Milton Caraglio (Facundo Erpen 89′), Christian Tabó (Matías Alustiza 73′), Juan Pablo Vigón (Luis Robles 67′).