Chivas de Guadalajara earned a commanding 5-0 victory against Cibao FC in the second leg of their 2018 CONCACAF Champions League Round of Sixteen series, which put El Rebaño into the quarterfinals with a 7-0 aggregate victory.
After earning a 0-2 away win in the first leg, Chivas put out a largely alternative lineup for this second leg as Matías Almeyda looked to rest players for the SuperClásico this weekend. Chivas nevertheless dominated the game, with more than 70% possession, although it wasn’t until the 44th minute that they were able to open the scoring.
Oswaldo Alanís sent Chivas into halftime with the 1-0 (3-0 aggregate) lead when he got his head to a corner kick, and that goal opened the floodgates.
In the 52nd minute, Carlos Cisneros made it 2-0 (4-0) when he beat the onrushing goalkeeper Juan Pablo Domínguez with an assist from Gael Sandoval. Three minutes later, it was Cisneros with the assist as José Juan Macías made it 3-0 (5-0).
Then substitutes Rodolfo Pizarro and Alan Pulido combined, with Pulido giving Chivas the 4-0 (6-0) lead in the 74th minute.
Alejandro Mayorga wrapped up the scoring against the overwhelmed Dominican side – who managed just one shot on goal – when he made it 5-0 (7-0) in the 78th minute.
With the 5-0 (7-0 aggregate) win, Chivas advances to the quartertfinals while Cibao is eliminated.
Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Oswaldo Alanís, Juan Miguel Basulto, Alejandro Mayorga, Carlos Cisneros, Alan Cervantes (Alan Pulido 67′), Michael Pérez (Orbelín Pineda 58′), Walter Gael Sandoval, Isaác Brizuela, José Juan Macías, Ronaldo Cisneros (Rodolfo Pizarro 63′).
Cibao: Juan Pablo Domínguez, Tafarel Ferreira, Wilguens Aristide, Richard Dabas, Paulson Pierre, Ernesto Chet Trinidad, Herold Charles (Gerard Lavergne 61′), Jesús Meza (Rhonald García 81′), Edward Acevedo, Vaniel Sirin (Woodensky Cherenfant 61′), Marcelo Hernández.