Tijuana improved their positioning in the playoff race with a 0-1 victory against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result gives the Xolos back-to-back victories while El Rebaño saw their three-game unbeaten streak halted.
Chivas needed a win to keep their own playoff hopes alive, and they came out attacking as they looked for a victory in front of their home fans. But they couldn’t find a goal while they were on the front foot, and soon Tijuana grew into the game.
The visitors took the lead in the 23rd minute through Ariel Nahuelpán, who finished off a low cross from Miler Bolaños to make it 0-1 for the Xolos.
Chivas fought hard for a comeback, and they took complete control of the game after falling behind. But despite having the majority of possession and a number of chances, they were unable to find a goal. There was some controversy in the waning moments, as well, when VAR was used to determine if Chivas should get a penalty kick at the death – but in the end, Óscar Mejía was not convinced, and no PK was given.
With the 0-1 win, Tijuana reaches 24 points while Chivas still has 16.