Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Monarcas Morelia came back for a 1-2 win. The result is a third straight victory for the michoacanos, while El Rebaño remains winless in five and also winless at home in four.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, as Chivas took the lead in just the 4th minute. Isaác Brizuela sent the ball into the box, Alan Pulido headed it back across goal, and Ángel Zaldívar finished it off from the edge of the six-yard box to give Guadalajara the early 1-0 lead.
Chivas continued to press after taking the lead, and Sebastián Sosa was called on repeatedly to keep Morelia in the game as the keeper made a number of saves, including stopping Gael Sandoval on a one-on-one opportunity.
Morelia began to respond as the half wore on and they created some chances, but none that truly troubled Raúl Gudiño in goal.
In the second half, however, Morelia turned things around. In the 49th minute, the visitors won a corner kick that Chivas failed to clear; after a series of rebounds, the ball ended up in the net after a final touch applied by the unfortunate Fernando Beltrán, who made it 1-1 with his own-goal.
The equalizer gave Morelia further inspiration and they began to attack in earnest. In the 66th minute they found their reward from another corner kick. Sebastián Vegas was first to the service and his header put the visitors ahead 1-2.
The game became an end-to-end affair as Morelia looked for an insurance goal and Chivas looked for an equalizer of their own, but in the end the score remained Chivas 1, Morelia 2.
With the 1-2 win, Morelia reaches 22 points while Chivas still has 16.
Chivas: Raúl Gudiño, Josécarlos van Rankin, Jair Pereira, Hedgardo Marín, Edwin Hernández, Orbelín Pineda, Isaác Brizuela, Walter Gael Sandoval (Javier López 64′), Fernando Beltrán (Alan Cervantes 75′), Alan Pulido, Ángel Zaldívar (José Godínez 74′).
Morelia: Sebastián Sosa, Carlos Guzmán, Sebastián Vegas, Emanuel Loeschbor, Gabriel Achilier, Carlos Fierro, Rodolfo Vilchis (Gastón Lezcano 83′), Rodrigo Millar (Mario Osuna 77′), Aldo Rocha, Carlos Ferreira (Diego Valdés 59′), Miguel Ángel Sansores.