Chivas de Guadalajara took, lost, and regained the lead as they earned an impressive 2-4 away win against Monterrey. The result give El Rebaño four wins in their last five, while the Rayados have now lost two in a row and are winless in three.
Rodolfo Pizarro, facing his former team, looked dangerous for Monterrey early on as he combined well with Dorlan Pabón to threaten Guadalajara’s goal, but Jair Pereira made a good tackle to cut the opportunity short.
Monterrey continued to be the more attacking side even after Avilés Hurtado suffered an early injury and was subbed out for Jonathan Urretaviscaya – who, in turn, had to be subbed out with an injury in the 35th minute.
But it was Chivas who took the lead, just minutes before halftime. In the 43rd minute, Isaác Brizuela sent a long cross to the far post and Josécarlos van Rankin was there to send it home and make it 0-1 for the visitors.
In the second half, Monterrey looked for an equalizer. They found it in the 49th minute, when Chivas failed to clear their lines and Pabón bundled the ball home to make it 1-1.
Then, in the 65th minute, the hosts took the lead from a set piece. John Stefan Medina headed home a corner kick to make it 2-1 for Monterrey.
But just two minutes later, Chivas tied it up with a corner kick of their own as Hedgardo Marín gt the final touch to make it 2-2.
The visitors then pulled ahead once more in the 76th minute, with Brizuela sending in another dangerous cross that this time was met by Gael Sandoval, whose diving header made it 2-3.
This time there was no equalizer in the cards for Monterrey. Instead, Chivas added an insurance goal in the 85th minute as Alan Cervantes joined the attack, got past César Montes, and sent his right-footed shot past Marcelo Barovero to make it 2-4.
With the 2-4 win, Chivas reaches 13 points while Monterrey still has 16.
Monterrey: Marcelo Barovero, César Montes, Nicolás Sánchez, John Stefan Medina, Celso Ortiz, Jesús Gallardo, Jonathan González, Dorlan Pabón, Avilés Hurtado (Jonathan Urretaviscaya 6′ – Leonel Vangioni 35′), Luis Madrigal (Rogelio Funes Mori 68′), Rodolfo Pizarro.
Chivas: Raúl Gudiño, Josécarlos van Rankin, Jair Pereira, Hedgardo Marín, Edwin Hernández, Juan Basulto, Javier López (Walter Gael Sandoval 55′), Isaác Brizuela, Alan Cervantes, Fernando Beltrán, Ángel Zaldívar (José Godínez 68′).