Chivas de Guadalajara snagged the bragging rights in the Clausura 2019 Clásico Tapatío with a comfortable 3-0 win against rivals Atlas. The result keeps El Rebaño unbeaten in three and unbeaten at home this season, while the Rojinegros have now lost two in a row.
The game started off well for the hosts, who opened the scoring in just the 7th minute. Atlas lost the ball trying to play out of the back, with Nicolás Pareja’s attempted clearance hitting Carlos Cisneros. Alexis Vega pounced on the rebound and slotted it past José Hernández to make it 1-0 for Chivas.
Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (10th) drew 1-1 with Toluca last weekend to remain winless in two. They’ll look to get back on track when they return home to the Estadio Azteca, the scene of their last league victory, for this one. La Máquina has had some trouble scoring this season, though, with just four goals through six games and just one goal at home. On the other hand, they’re tied for the second-best defensive record in the league with only five goals allowed and three clean sheets. They’ll look to eke out another close win here.
As for Santos Laguna (9th), the Laguneros drew 1-1 with Tijuana last weekend to also remain winless in two. Santos is winless on the road as well, with two losses and a draw on their travels, and they’ll look to change that stat here. Like Cruz Azul, Santos hasn’t been all that prolific in front of goal, and they have yet to score more than one goal in a game. Changing that against Cruz Azul’s stingy defense might prove difficult.
In a wild game where both teams had the lead at one time or another, a stoppage-time goal saw Necaxa draw 3-3 with Chivas de Guadalajara. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten this season – but winless at home in two – while el Rebaño remains unbeaten in two but winless in three.
Chivas came out attacking as they looked to get back to winning ways, and they found several early chances. Alexis Vega and Alan Pulido both had opportunities, but couldn’t truly threaten Hugo González’s goal.
Querétaro vs Pumas UNAM – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Querétaro (18th) fell 2-0 to América last weekend to keep them winless and pointless this season. The Gallos Blancos have suffered through five straight losses and have the worst defensive record in the league with 11 goals allowed. They failed to win in midweek as well, where they suffered a 2-3 loss to Zacatepec in the Copa MX, which will not help their confidence at all going into this one.
As for Pumas UNAM (16th), the universitarios drew 1-1 with Monterrey last weekend to keep them winless this season as well – although they also remained unbeaten at home. Pumas did look improved under the direction of new coach Bruno Marioni, though, and they’ll now look for their first win of the season against the league’s basement dwellers. Pumas will also have the advantage of some extra rest as they did not play a midweek game.
Chivas de Guadalajara closed out Jornada 5 in a rare Monday Liga MX game with a 0-0 draw against Veracruz. The result keeps El Rebaño unbeaten at home this season, but winless in two overall, while the Tiburones Rojos ended a three-game losing streak but remain winless in the Clausura.
Chivas came out attacking and they very nearly took the lead in the opening seconds, but Sebastián Jurado made a point-blank save to keep the hosts off the board. Then, in the 12th minute, Alexis Vega hit the underside of the crossbar as Chivas continued to come close.
Santos Laguna wrapped up Jornada 4 with a 1-0 victory against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result keeps the Laguneros perfect at home this season, while El Rebaño saw their three-game winning streak brought to a halt.
Chivas came out looking to keep their perfect start to the season alive and move back into first place in the table. They had a good chance to take the lead in the 12th minute, when Alan Pulido got the ball on the left, got past three defenders, and took a shot from the edge of the box, but Jonathan Orozco was there to make the save.
Toluca vs Tigres UANL – 1:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Toluca (4th) fell 1-0 to Chivas de Guadalajara last weekend to end their perfect start to the season. The Diablos Rojos will look to get back to winning ways when they return home to the Estadio Nemesio Diez for this one, a stadium where they are traditionally hard to beat. They’ll be without their suspended assistant coach, though, and head coach Hernán Cristante is also being looked at by the Disciplinary Committee; whether that has any effect on Toluca on the field remains to be seen.
As for Tigres UANL (7th), the universitarios fell 0-1 to Cruz Azul last weekend to end their unbeaten start to the season. Tigres are still unbeaten on the road, though, where they’ve earned a win and a draw so far this Clausura. Tigres have a good goal-scoring record on the road as well, where they’ve netted five goals in two games. They’ll look to keep that streak alive in this one.
Chivas de Guadalajara moved into first place in the table with a 1-0 victory against Toluca. The result keeps El Rebaño perfect this season, while the Diablos Rojos suffered their first defeat.
The game started off at a good pace and Toluca had an early chance from a corner kick that surprised Raúl Gudiño and nearly ended up as an Olímpico from Pablo Barrientos. Gudiño was then called on to deny Luis Mendoza in the 16th minute as the visitors looked to take the lead.
Pumas UNAM vs Atlas – 1:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM (13th) fell 2-1 to Necaxa last weekend to give them their first loss of the Clausura. That result also keeps the universitarios winless in league play. They did win the Copa MX, however, where they picked up a 0-2 win against Leones Negros on Wednesday night. They’ll look to build on that result when they return home to the Estadio Olímpico Universitario for this one, but Pumas wasn’t particularly successful at home last season, earning just two wins in eight games.
As for Atlas (8th), the Rojinegros fell 1-2 to América last weekend to give them their first loss of the Clausura. Atlas is unbeaten on the road so far this season, though, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways in this one. They’ve already earned more points on the road this season than they did in the entirety of the Apertura, and they’ll hope to take advantage of Pumas’ home inconsistencies. They’ll also have the advantage of not having played a midweek game.
Chivas de Guadalajara remained perfect in the Clausura 2019 with a 0-1 away win against Cruz Azul. The result keeps La Máquina winless this season and also marks the first time they’ve lost at home in league play since moving to the Estadio Azteca.
The game started off evenly, with much of the play happening in midfield as neither team was able to take control. It took nearly half an hour for the first clear chance, a header by Jair Pereira that Jesús Corona saved.