Chivas de Guadalajara’s home woes continued with a 1-3 loss to Pachuca. The result snaps a three-game winning streak for El Rebaño, while the Tuzos now have back-to-back wins and are unbeaten in five.
Chivas had the first good chance of the game in the 6th minute with a dangerous shot from outside the box by Ángel Zaldívar that crashed against the crossbar. But it was Pachuca who took the lead just minutes after that.
In the 9th minute, Franco Jara got on the end of a free kick to beat Miguel Jiménez and make it 0-1 for the visitors.
Chivas looked for a response and in the 28th minute they found one. Javier López sent a cross to the far post, where Gael Sandoval was unable to put the ball on target. But the loose ball fell to Zaldívar at the top of the six-yard box and he stabbed it home to make it 1-1.
Parity lasted just three minutes, however, before Pachuca reclaimed the advantage. In the 31st minute, Miguel Jiménez lost the ball while trying to play it out of his box. Jara stole the ball and sent it across for Pablo López, who sent it into the empty net to make it 1-2.
Chivas hit the woodwork again, this time through Javier López, as they looked for a response, but Pachuca took the lead into halftime.
In the second half, the hosts pressed forward with intent but were turned back again and again by Pachuca’s defense and by Alfonso Blanco in goal.
Then, in the 70th minute, Pachuca added an insurance goal as Jara headed home his second of the night to make it 1-3 for the Tuzos.
After that, Pachuca was able to control possession and see the game out against a Chivas side that looked out of ideas.
With the 1-3 win, Pachuca reaches 11 points while Chivas still has 10.
Chivas: Miguel Jiménez, Josécarlos van Rankin, Jair Pereira, Edwin Hernández, Juan Basulto, Orbelín Pineda (Alan Pulido 62′), Javier López, Isaác Brizuela, Walter Gael Sandoval, Michael Pérez (Fernando Beltrán 13′), Ángel Zaldívar (José Godínez 72′).
Pachuca: Alfonso Blanco, Jaine Barreiro, Emmanuel García, Joaquín Martinez, Alexis Peña, Víctor Guzmán, Erick Aguirre (Sebastián Palacios 69′), Jorge Hernández (José Padilla 89′), Pablo López, Ángelo Sagal (Francisco Figueroa 79′), Franco Jara.