Chivas de Guadalajara came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against Pachuca. The result keeps El Rebaño winless at home this season – and winless in five overall – while the Tuzos remain unbeaten in three.
Chivas came out attacking as they looked for that elusive home victory, and they dominated the game in large part. Their first chance came in the 3rd minute through Rodolfo Pizarro, who sent his shot against the crossbar; two minutes later, he saw his header saved by Alfonso Blanco.
In the 15th minute, Chivas thought they should have had a penalty when Orbelín Pineda went down in the box, but referee Jorge Pérez Durán was not interested. Then Chivas hit the woodwork again, this time through Alan Pulido, and it seemed like it was just not going to be their night.
In the second half, Pachuca scored against the run of play, with Ángelo Sagal finishing off a cross from Erick Aguirre to make it 0-1 for the visitors in the 71st minute.
But just two minutes after that, Chivas was given a penalty kick after some contact between Raúl López and Pulido. Oswaldo Alanís stepped up to take the spot kick and he converted it to tie the game 1-1.
Then, in the 84th minute, Pachuca had a golden opportunity to retake the lead when Pérez Durán pointed to the penalty spot again – this time after a foul by Alanís on Sagal. But Sagal sent the PK into the post to maintain the draw.
With the 1-1 draw, Chivas reaches six points while Pachuca reaches 11.
Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Oswaldo Alanís, Edwin Hernández, Juan Basulto, Orbelín Pineda (José Juan Macías 76′), Walter Gael Sandoval (Javier López 70′), Rodolfo Pizarro, Michael Pérez, Alan Pulido, Carlos Cisneros (Isaác Brizuela 61′), José de Jesús Godínez.
Pachuca: Alfonso Blanco, Raúl López (Walter González 82′), Emmanuel García, Óscar Murillo, Alexis Peña, Keisuke Honda, Erick Aguirre (Robert Herrera 88′), Erick Gutiérrez, Jorge Hernández, Erick Sánchez (Sebastián Palacios 65′), Ángelo Sagal.