Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they fell 3-2 to Kashima Antlers in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup quarterfinals.
The CONCACAF champions got their Club World Cup debut off to a great start as they took the lead in just the third minute. Isaác Brizuela sent in a dangerous cross for Ángel Zaldívar, who headed it into the net to make it 0-1 for Chivas.
The 2018 FIFA Club World Cup is underway in the United Arab Emirates, and CONCACAF’s representative, Mexico’s Chivas de Guadalajara, will begin their participation this Saturday.
Chivas will face Japan’s Kashima Antlers, the AFC champions, in the quarterfinal round. Regardless of the outcome, Chivas will have at least one more game in the tournament: either advancing to the semifinals to take on UEFA champion Real Madrid or facing the loser of the other quarterfinal, between Espérance de Tunis and Al Ain, in the fifth-place match.
This is Guadalajara’s first appearance in the Club World Cup, while Kashima Antlers are participating in the tournament for the second time after previously reaching the final in the 2016 edition, where they ultimately lost to Real Madrid in extra time.
Tigres UANL scored in stoppage time to earn a 0-1 away win against Chivas de Guadalajara as they angle for better playoff positioning. The result is a third straight win for the universitarios, who are unbeaten in five, while El Rebaño ended the Apertura 2018 with a third straight home loss – and only one victory all season in the Estadio Akron.
Tigres were already assured of a spot in the Liguilla, while Chivas was already eliminated. The hosts were nevertheless looking to close their season on a high note, especially given the difficulties they’ve had at home in recent years. Tigres had the better of the run of play, but Chivas stood strong defensively, with Raúl Gudiño making a number of important saves.
Chivas de Guadalajara earned a victory by the minimum difference as they beat León 0-1. The result snaps a six-game winless streak for El Rebaño, while La Fiera suffered their fifth consecutive home loss and are winless in three overall.
León controlled possession in the early going as they looked to bring their poor home form to a halt. They had their first good chance in the 12th minute, when Mauro Boselli got into a good position, but he couldn’t get the contact right.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended five players and upheld a red-card appeal in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 15 games.
Adrián Aldrete of Cruz Azul and Mauro Lainez of Lobos BUAP will miss their next match after receiving two yellow cards in the same game, while Santiago García of Toluca was given a one-game suspension for yellow-card accumulation after receiving his fifth caution of the season.
Chivas de Guadalajara jumped out to an early 0-2 lead, but they couldn’t hold it as Puebla came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Poblanos unbeaten in two while El Rebaño is now winless in six.
The game started off perfectly for the visitors, who had the lead in just the 5th minute. Puebla lost the ball at the edge of the box as they tried to play out of the back, with Isaác Brizuela poking the ball away from defender Daniel Arreola to Alan Pulido, who took it into the box and shot through the keeper’s legs to make it 0-1.
Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Monarcas Morelia came back for a 1-2 win. The result is a third straight victory for the michoacanos, while El Rebaño remains winless in five and also winless at home in four.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, as Chivas took the lead in just the 4th minute. Isaác Brizuela sent the ball into the box, Alan Pulido headed it back across goal, and Ángel Zaldívar finished it off from the edge of the six-yard box to give Guadalajara the early 1-0 lead.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 13 games.
Jesús Paganoni of Veracruz was given a one-game suspension for receiving two yellow cards in the same game, while Alan Mozo of Pumas UNAM was suspended one game for yellow-card accumulation after picking up his fifth caution of the season.
Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pumas UNAM came back for a 1-2 away win. The result extends the universitarios’ unbeaten streak to six games, while El Rebaño saw their own three-game unbeaten streak halted.
The game started off at a blistering pace. Almost immediately, Pumas won a free kick, which Pablo Barrera took and nearly caught out Raúl Gudiño with, although the keeper was able to get back and make the save.
Chivas de Guadalajara took a late lead, only for Querétaro to score a stoppage-time equalizer as this one finished 1-1. The result keeps El Rebaño unbeaten in two while the Gallos Blancos remain winless in the same span.
The game started off at a good pace, with Chivas going on the attack from the opening whistle. In the first minute, the hosts won a corner and Alan Cervantes headed it towards goal, only for Tiago Volpi to make the save.