Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Puebla came back for a 1-1 draw in a game that finished 10 vs 10. The result keeps the Poblanos winless this season, but gives them their first point, while el Rebaño is now unbeaten in two.
The game started off well for the visitors, who took the lead in just the 8th minute. Alejandro Chumacero was called for a foul on Javier López in the box, giving Chivas the chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot. Oswaldo Alanís stepped up to take the penalty, and he converted it to make it 0-1 for Guadalajara.
Chivas had a chance to add to their lead in the 26th minute, when Alan Pulido tried his luck from outside the box, but Nicolás Vikonis made a diving save to keep Puebla in the game.
After that, the run of play tilted decisively in Puebla’s favor. Chivas had no real chances of note for long stretches, while the hosts pushed hard in search of an equalizer. Néstor Vidrio couldn’t put his chance away in the 35th minute; moments later, Jesús Zavala nearly tied it.
The breakthrough came in the 43rd minute. Toño Rodríguez came off his line to cut out a header, but didn’t make good contact; the ball fell to Brayan Angulo, who put it away to tie the game 1-1.
In the second half, the refereeing became the focus. In the 59th minute, Puebla thought they had taken the lead after Lucas Cavallini had the ball in the back of the net. But after VAR review, the goal was disallowed and Cavallini was controversially red-carded for a foul on López in the build up.
Despite playing with 10, Puebla continued to control the game while Chivas struggled to hold possession. Then, in the 70th minute, Chivas too was reduced to 10 as Miguel Ángel Ponce was handed his second yellow of the night for some contact with Chumacero.
The controversy continued in the 75th minute, when Christian Tabó went down in the box after contact with Alanís. Originally, Tabó was given a yellow for simulation; after VAR review, the yellow was rescinded – but no foul was called, and play was restarted with a drop ball.
Puebla continued to press for a second goal while Chivas focused on defending the draw. In the end, the game finished all square as the two teams settled for a share of the spoils.
With the 1-1 draw, Puebla reaches one points while Chivas reaches four.