Chivas de Guadalajara vs Veracruz – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

Chivas de Guadalajara closed out Jornada 5 in a rare Monday Liga MX game with a 0-0 draw against Veracruz. The result keeps El Rebaño unbeaten at home this season, but winless in two overall, while the Tiburones Rojos ended a three-game losing streak but remain winless in the Clausura.

Chivas came out attacking and they very nearly took the lead in the opening seconds, but Sebastián Jurado made a point-blank save to keep the hosts off the board. Then, in the 12th minute, Alexis Vega hit the underside of the crossbar as Chivas continued to come close.

All of the attacking chances favored Guadalajara, with Miguel Ángel Ponce and Josécarlos van Rankin also having good opportunities to open the scoring, but Jurado was unbeatable in goal for the visitors.

Veracruz has yet to score in league play this season, and they didn’t come particularly close to ending their 450-minute scoreless streak in this one. Instead, they battened down the hatches and looked to hold on for a goalless draw.

Sebastián Jurado was the man of the match for Veracruz as he continued to make save after save to keep the Tiburones afloat.

Then, in the waning moments, the visitors very nearly snatched the victory through Sebastián Rodríguez, but his shot was stopped by the woodwork.

In the end, the breakthrough just wouldn’t come for either side, and Chivas and Veracruz had to settle for a share of the spoils.

With the 0-0 draw, Chivas reaches 10 points while Veracruz reaches two.

Highlights

Lineups

Chivas: Raúl Gudiño, Josécarlos van Rankin, Jair Pereira, Miguel Ángel Ponce, Hiram Mier, Isaác Brizuela, Jesús Molina, Fernando Beltrán (Dieter Villalpando 80′), Ernesto Alexis Vega (Luis Madrigal 63′), Alan Pulido, Ronaldo Cisneros (Walter Gael Sandoval 80′).

Veracruz: Sebastián Jurado, Fabricio Silva, Carlos Salcido (Luis Martínez 77′), Lampros Kontogiannis, Jesús Paganoni, Edson García, Carlos Gutiérrez, Luis Noriega, Sebastián Rodríguez, Colin Kazim-Richards (Bryan Carrasco 77′), Cristian Menéndez (Diego Chávez 88′).

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