Chivas de Guadalajara remained perfect in the Clausura 2019 with a 0-1 away win against Cruz Azul. The result keeps La Máquina winless this season and also marks the first time they’ve lost at home in league play since moving to the Estadio Azteca.
The game started off evenly, with much of the play happening in midfield as neither team was able to take control. It took nearly half an hour for the first clear chance, a header by Jair Pereira that Jesús Corona saved.
Cruz Azul tried to start the second half with some more initiative, and in the 48th minute, Elías Hernández had a dangerous shot that forced an impressive save out of Raúl Gudiño. Then, in the 65th minute Orbelín Pineda looked to score against his former team, but his shot ended up wide.
Chivas, meanwhile, was enjoying more of the possession but wasn’t able to do much with it until the insertion of Ronaldo Cisneros in the 70th minute. Minutes after coming on, he combined with Carlos Cisneros (no relation), and scored the opening goal, giving Chivas the 0-1 lead in the 78th minute.
Cruz Azul came close to tying the game, but Gudiño made another good save to preserve Guadalajara’s lead.
With the 0-1 win, Chivas reaches six points while Cruz Azul still has one.
Cruz Azul: José de Jesús Corona, Pablo Aguilar, Julio César Domínguez, Adrián Aldrete, José Madueña (Víctor Yotun 80′), Javier Salas, Elías Hernández, Roberto Alvarado, Orbelín Pineda, Martín Cauteruccio (Milton Caraglio 65′), Jonathan Rodríguez (Édgar Mendez 72′).
Chivas: Raúl Gudiño, Josécarlos van Rankin, Jair Pereira, Miguel Ángel Ponce, Hiram Mier, Isaác Brizuela, Jesús Molina (Juan Basulto 87′), Carlos Cisneros (Hedgardo Marín 81′), Fernando Beltrán, Ernesto Alexis Vega (Ronaldo Cisernos 70′), Alan Pulido.