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.
Chivas de Guadalajara took the bragging rights in the Apertura 2018 edition of the Clásico Tapatío with a 0-1 away win against Atlas. The result is a third straight loss for the Rojinegros, who have yet to score this season, while El Rebaño has now won three in a row.
On a rainy night in Guadalajara, Atlas suffered an early setback as Mario de Luna had to leave the game with an injury in just the 2nd minute. Nevertheless, the Rojinegros had several early chances. Cristian Calderón got his head to a free kick, only for the ball to go just wide; Calderón later tried his luck from distance with a shot that froze the keeper but ended up off target.
In the Apertura 2017 edition of the Clásico Tapatío, Atlas claimed the bragging rights with a 1-2 away win against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result snaps a two-game winning streak for El Rebaño, while the Rojinegros are now unbeaten in six.
Atlas had the first good chance of the game in the third minute, when Milton Caraglio put his header on frame, but Rodolfo Cota was there to make the save. Then, in the 28th minute, the visitors opened the scoring.
Chivas de Guadalajara earned a 1-0 home victory against Atlas in the second leg of this Clásico Tapatío quarterfinal series. That win knotted the aggregate at 1-1, and with no away goals in play to serve as tiebreaker, Chivas advanced as the higher seed – third to Atlas’s sixth.
The hosts came out attacking as they looked to overturn the narrow first-leg deficit, and Chivas had the ball in the back of the net within the opening minute. However, Alan Pulido’s would-be goal was disallowed for offside.
In the first leg of this Clásico Tapatío quarterfinal series, Atlas made their home-field advantage count with a 1-0 victory against Chivas de Guadalajara.
The visitors had the first dangerous chance through Javier López, but his shot grazed the post. Then Chivas was forced into an early substitution after an injury to Jair Pereira saw him leave the game in the 15th minute. His replacement, Michael Pérez, was then called for a foul in the box in the 28th minute, which gave Atlas a penalty kick.