It was honors even in the Clausura 2018 edition of the SuperClásico as Chivas de Guadalajara and América played out a 1-1 draw. The result keeps El Rebaño winless at home this season and winless in seven overall while the Águilas remain unbeaten but are now winless in three.
Chivas had one of their best performances of the season here as they raised their level of play for the rivalry game. They came out attacking, looked dangerous, and took the lead in the 21st minute.
Oswaldo Alanís sent a long ball to Eduardo López, who headed it down for José de Jesús Godínez. The 21-year-old from Chivas’s youth academy opened the scoring with his shot from inside the box, beating Agustín Marchesín to make it 1-0.
América responded almost instantaneously with Cecilio Domínguez putting the ball into the net in the 23rd minute; however, the would-be goal was disallowed after a tight offside call.
Nevertheless, the Águilas had the ball in the net again just two minutes after that, and this time it counted. Renato Ibarra found Oribe Peralta, who beat his defender and then Rodolfo Cota to make it 1-1 in the 25th minute.
Chivas had a chance to retake the lead through Eduardo López, but he couldn’t convert the opportunity; then, for América, Jérémy Ménez also failed to capitalize on his chance as he skied the ball in the 39th minute.
In the second half, both teams continued to press for a second goal. Peralta came close for the Águilas, as did Bruno Valdéz, but in the end Chivas and América had to settle for a share of the spoils.
With the 1-1 draw, Chivas reaches eight points while América reaches 18.
Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Oswaldo Alanís, Carlos Salcido, Edwin Hernández, Jesús Sánchez (Ronaldo Cisneros 82′), Orbelín Pineda, Javier López (Isaác Brizuela 64′), Rodolfo Pizarro, Michael Pérez, Alan Pulido, José de Jesús Godínez.
América: Agustín Marchesín, Carlos Vargas, Víctor Aguilera (Aldo Cruz 78′), Bruno Valdéz, Paul Aguilar, Guido Rodríguez, Mateus Uribe, Cecilio Domínguez (Henry Martín 87′), Jérémy Ménez (Joe Corona 80′), Renato Ibarra, Oribe Peralta.