In an exciting game where both teams had the lead at one time or another, Pachuca emerged victorious with a 2-4 away win against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result gives the Tuzos back-to-back multi-goal victories and keeps them unbeaten in three, while El Rebaño has now lost two in a row.
Chivas came out pressing while Pachuca sat back, absorbed the pressure, and waited for an opening. It came in the 15th minute when Dieter Villalpando lost the ball and let Franco Jara break away on a counterattack, which ended with Antonio Briseño conceding a penalty with a foul in the box.
Jara stepped up to take the PK, and he converted it to give Pachuca the 0-1 lead in the 17th minute.
Chivas pressed hard for a response, and they found one on the stroke of halftime. In the 45th minute, Ernesto Vega got free on the right and sent a low cross along the top of the six-yard box; a diving Rodrigo Rey got a hand to it, put could only push it into the path of Isaác Brizuela. He stabbed it home to tie it up 1-1.
That goal energized Chivas, and early in the second half they completed the comeback. Alan Pulido headed home a free kick in the 55th minute to give the hosts the 2-1 lead.
But with the lead, Chivas sat back to protect it instead of pushing for more. Pachuca had more possession and opportunities, and in the 70th minute they tied it up through Víctor Guzmán, who got in front of his defender and stooped to head home a cross: 2-2.
Now it was Pachuca re-energized, and in the 78th minute they retook the lead. Franco Jara picked off a pass back from Jesús Sánchez to Gilberto Sepúlveda, left Sepúlveda on the ground after a stumble, and fired past the onrushing Raúl Gudiño to make it 2-3.
Then, in stoppage time, Edwin Cardona put the cherry on top of the victory. Jara ran on to a long ball and beat Gudiño to it in the open field; he then laid the ball off for Cardona, who slotted it into the empty net to make it 2-4.
With the 2-4 win, Pachuca 15 reaches points while Chivas still has 11.