Santos Laguna wrapped up Jornada 4 with a 1-0 victory against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result keeps the Laguneros perfect at home this season, while El Rebaño saw their three-game winning streak brought to a halt.
Chivas came out looking to keep their perfect start to the season alive and move back into first place in the table. They had a good chance to take the lead in the 12th minute, when Alan Pulido got the ball on the left, got past three defenders, and took a shot from the edge of the box, but Jonathan Orozco was there to make the save.
Then, in the 19th minute, the hosts took the lead. José Juan Vázquez scored against his former team with a shot from outside the box that was out of the reach of a diving Raúl Gudiño: 1-0.
Santos continued to look dangerous after taking the lead, while Chivas – who had not allowed a goal prior to that all season – had their confidence rattled. The visitors were sloppy with their passes and lost the ball a few times trying to play out of the back, but Santos couldn’t take advantage to add an insurance goal.
In the second half, Chivas began to test Santos again. Josécarlos van Rankin took the ball to the endline before sending it to Alexis Vega, but Orozco made the save and then the defense swept the ball clear.
The attack-minded substitutions of Gael Sandoval and Luis Madrigal gave Guadalajara’s attack another dimension, but they still couldn’t find the breakthrough. In the end, the lone goal was enough for Santos, who earned their second victory of the season.
With the 1-0 win, Santos reaches seven points while Chivas still has nine.
Santos: Jonathan Orozco, José Javier Abella, Jesús Angulo, Hugo Nervo, Matheus Doria, Brayan Garnica (Gerardo Arteaga 69′), Diego Valdés, Brian Lozano (Hugo Rodríguez 89′), José Vázquez, Julio César Furch, Marcelo Correa (Eduardo Aguirre 82′).
Chivas: Raúl Gudiño, Josécarlos van Rankin (Carlos Cisneros 87′), Jair Pereira, Hedgardo Marín (Walter Gael Sandoval 74′), Miguel Ángel Ponce, Hiram Mier, Isaác Brizuela, Jesús Molina, Fernando Beltrán, Ernesto Alexis Vega (Luis Madrigal 74′), Alan Pulido.