The visitors took the lead in just the 5th minute. José Juan Macías controlled the ball in the box, turned, and fired; goalkeeper Jorge Villalpando got his hands to the ball but couldn’t redirect it as it went into the net to give Chvias the 0-1 advantage.
The game quickly got worse for Lobos when Pedro Aquino was sent off in the 36th minute when he received his second yellow of the night for dissent. Lobos struggled to find chances with their numerical disadvantage, and the few they created were wasted.
In the second half, Matías Almeyda made conservative substitutions as he looked to protect Chivas’s lead while also resting some important players for their upcoming CONCACAF Champions League game against Seattle.
Lobos looked to rally and they came close to grabbing an equalizer late on, but Rodolfo Cota was able to preserve the clean sheet.
With the 0-1 win, Chivas reaches 11 points while Lobos still have eight.
Lobos: Jorge Villalpando, César Cercado (Alfonso Sánchez 58′), Francisco Rodríguez, Facundo Erpen, Luis Advíncula, Jordan Sierra, Gabriel Cortez (Amaury Escoto 67′), Pedro Aquino, Carlos Morales, Diego Jiménez, Irven Ávila (Luis Olascoaga 79′).
Chivas: Rodolfo Cota, Oswaldo Alanís, Carlos Salcido, Edwin Hernández (José Godínez 46′), Orbelín Pineda, Walter Gael Sandoval, Michael Pérez, Alan Pulido (Javier López 62′), Isaác Brizuela, Carlos Cisneros (José Rodríguez 68′), José Juan Macías.