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.
In the Clausura 2017 edition of the Clásico Tapatío, the visiting Chivas de Guadalajara emerged victorious with a 1-2 win over Atlas. The victory keeps Chivas unbeaten on the road this season, as while as unbeaten in three overall, while the Rojinegros suffered their first home defeat and are winless in two overall.
Chivas came out pressing from the opening whistle and for the first half they looked far the better and more comfortable team. Atlas was unable to make their home field advantage count as Chivas kept the ball relentlessly in the hosts’ defensive third.
In the Apertura 2016 edition of the Clásico Tapatío, Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 2-2 with Atlas. Carlos Salcedo went the full ninety in what proved to be his last game with Chivas before moving to Italy.
The hosts opened the scoring just past the half-hour mark. Ángel Zaldívar finished off a play that started in midfield with a shot from outside the box that beat Óscar Ustari to make it 1-0 for Chivas.
Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (13th) drew 0-0 with Querétaro last weekend to remain winless this season. La Máquina will look to finally get that first victory when they return home to the Estadio Azul in this one. Cruz Azul’s main problem this season has been goalscoring – or lack thereof. They’ve been shutout three times and have only managed two goals in total. That needs to change if they want to end this winless streak. They did score several in the Copa MX in midweek as they defeated Coras Tepic 1-4.
In the Clausura 2016 edition of the Clásico Tapatío, a stoppage-time goal gave Chivas de Guadalajara regional bragging rights with a 1-0 victory against Atlas. The result extends El Rebaño’s winning streak to four games, while Atlas is now winless in seven.
The game started off with high energy and intensity, and Chivas found several good opportunities early on, primarily through Omar Bravo. However, Óscar Ustari came up big in goal to deny the veteran striker and keep the game level. Continue reading →