Tijuana earned a 2-1 victory against 10-man Chivas de Guadalajara to open their Apertura season with a win.
The Xolos started the game off well in front of their home fans, and they had the first good chance of the game through Luis Chávez, whose well-taken free kick ended up striking the post.
Chivas had a chance of their own in the 19th minute when Isaác Brizuela got through the defense, but his shot was just wide.
The two continued to exchange chances until halftime, with both Raúl Gudiño and Gibrán Lajud called into action to keep the game goalless as they denied José Rivero and Orbelín Pineda, respectively.
Then, in the second half, Tijuana found the breakthrough. In the 53rd minute, Erick Torres and Juan Lucero combined on a corner kick to make it 1-0 with Lucero’s header.
But the lead lasted just six minutes before Chivas tied it up. Combination play between José Godínez, Pineda, and Josécarlos Van Rankin ended with the defender sending a strong shot into the net to make it 1-1 for El Rebño.
Tijuana continued to press as they looked to retake the lead. Gudiño made several saves to preserve the draw, but then, in the 74th minute, a set piece allowed José Rivero to send the ball home at the far most: 2-1 for the Xolos.
Five minutes after that, Michael Pérez earned a straight red card to leave Chivas with just 10 men. With the numerical disadvantage, they were unable to find another equalizer and Tijuana held on to the lead.
With the 2-1 win, Tijuana reaches three points while Chivas still has zero.
Tijuana: Manuel Gibrán Lajud, Julián Velázquez, Luis Fernando Fuentes, Juan Carlos Valenzuela, Omar Mendoza, José Rivero, Diego Rodríguez, Jesús Angulo (Rubio Méndez 56′), Luis Chávez (Eryc Castillo 86′), Juan Lucero, Erick Torres (Diego González 77′).
Chivas: Raúl Gudiño, Josécarlos van Rankin, Carlos Salcido, Jair Pereira, Edwin Hernández, Orbelín Pineda, Javier López (José Godínez 56′), Isaác Brizuela, Michael Pérez, Alan Pulido (Hedgardo Marín 80′), Ángel Zaldívar (Ángel Sepúlveda 83′).