Chivas de Guadalajara took a two-goal lead but couldn’t hold it as Atlético San Luis scored in stoppage time to salvage a 2-2 draw. The result keeps both teams unbeaten this season although Chivas is also now winless in three.
The game seemed to start off well for the visitors, who earned an early penalty kick after Uriel Antuna was fouled in the box. Javier López stepped up to take the spot kick, and “Chofis” converted it to make it 0-1 for Chivas in the 14th minute.
Before the half-hour mark, Chivas was forced to turn to their bench after Hiram Mier suffered an apparent muscle injury, but that unfortunate event was almost immediately followed by another penalty for the visitors.
After VAR review, Fernando Guerrero rather controversially decided that Dionicio Escalante’s tackle on Oribe Peralta was more foul than fair. Peralta stepped up to take the penalty himself, and he converted it to make it 0-2 for Chivas – and break his nearly year-and-a-half long goalless drought – in the 35th minute.
There was more controversy before halftime, with Guererro pointing to the spot again in the 41st minute – this time for San Luis. But after VAR review, the call was changed to no penalty and Chivas went into halftime with the two-goal lead.
The penalties kept coming in the second half, however. In the 53rd minute, Guerrero once again called a penalty for San Luis, and this time VAR wouldn’t sway him. Nicolás Ibáñez converted the controversial spot kick to reduce the deficit to 1-2.
San Luis was on the ascendancy, with Chivas unable to generate much going forward. The hosts pressed hard in search of an equalizer, and they finally found one in stoppage time. In the 92nd minute, Germán Berterame struck from the top of the box on the half-volley to make it 2-2.
The hosts very nearly completed the turnaround in the final moments, but in the end they had to settle for a share of the spoils.
With the 2-2 draw, San Luis and Chivas both reach six points.