Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Puebla stormed back for a 1-3 away win. The result snaps a two-game winless streak for Puebla, while giving El Rebaño their fifth straight loss – and eliminating them from playoff contention.
The hosts started the game off well, with an early chance by Eduardo López and a dangerous low cross from Alexis Vega that somehow no one got on the end of. Chivas got on the board in the 19th minute thanks to an own-goal, as the unfortunate Brayan Angulo turned a corner kick into his own net to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
But that goal woke up Puebla, who began to push forward in earnest, aided by the early tactical substitution of putting on midfielder Pablo González in place of defender Ignacio Pallas in the 26th minute.
The visitors were able to tie the game in the 33rd minute, with Brayan Angulo finishing off another corner kick – this time for the right team – to make it 1-1.
Four minutes later, Angulo gave Puebla the lead after Chivas failed to clear their lines and he finished off the loose ball to make it 1-2 in the 37th.
Puebla started the second half the same way they finished the first, scoring just moments after the restart. Matías Alustiza ran on to a nodded-on ball, took it into the box, and beat Raúl Gudiño to make it 1-3 in the 48th minute.
Lucas Cavallini then had the ball in the back of the net in the 55th minute, but his would-be goal was disallowed after VAR review after it was (controversially) ruled there was a foul in the build up.
Chivas made several attack-minded substitutions as they looked to get back into the game, but to no avail. The closest they came was Michael Pérez hitting the post as they slumped to their fourth home loss of the season.
With the 1-3 win, Puebla reaches 23 points while Chivas still has 15.