Chivas de Guadalajara came from behind to earn a 3-1 victory against Veracruz. The result extends El Rebaño’s winning streak to three games, but also ends their season, while the Tiburones Rojos suffered a second straight defeat to finish the Apertura in last place in the table.
The game started with a minute of applause in honor of Jorge Vergara, the owner of Chivas who died last week; he was also honored with a video presentation at halftime. Additionally, Carlos Salcido was playing his final game against his former team and received an ovation from the crowd, who also displayed a number of banners in honor of the defender.
Jorge Vergara, the owner of Chivas de Guadalajara, died of a heart attack this Friday at age 64. Vergara’s son, Amaury, announced the death in a statement to the Los Angeles Times.
Vergara took control of Chivas in 2002 and saw Guadalajara earn the Apertura 2006 and Clausura 2017 league titles, as well as the Apertura 2015 and Clausura 2017 Copa MX and the 2016 SuperCopa MX titles in domestic competitions; Chivas also won the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League.
Vergara helped restore Chivas – one of the Mexican league’s founding teams and one of only two that have never been relegated – to their former glory as one of the most successful teams in league history, but he also had a mercurial and impatient side that saw him make frequent coaching changes – 28 in his 17 years as owner.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended four players and one physical trainer in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 18 games.
Tijuana will be missing two players for their final regular season game, as Jordan Silva was given a one-game suspension for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity, and Miler Bolaños was suspended for yellow-card accumulation after receiving his fifth caution of the season.
Walter Gael Sandoval of Chivas de Guadalajara and Franco Jara of Pachuca were suspended one game for receiving two yellow cards in the same match
Finally, Gustavo Alejandro Leombruno, Puebla’s physical trainer, was given a one-game suspension for entering the field of play to confront the referee crew.
Tijuana improved their positioning in the playoff race with a 0-1 victory against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result gives the Xolos back-to-back victories while El Rebaño saw their three-game unbeaten streak halted.
Chivas needed a win to keep their own playoff hopes alive, and they came out attacking as they looked for a victory in front of their home fans. But they couldn’t find a goal while they were on the front foot, and soon Tijuana grew into the game.
FC Juárez took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Chivas de Guadalajara scored in stoppage time to earn a 1-2 away win. The result snaps a five-game winless streak for El Rebaño while the Bravos have now lost two of their last three and two in a row at home.
The game started off well for the hosts, who came out attacking and took the lead in the 12th minute. Juárez moved the ball quickly down field and while Diego Rolán’s initial shot was saved, Dario Lezcano was on hand to bury the rebound and make it 1-0 for the Bravos.
Monterrey took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Chivas de Guadalajara came back for a 1-1 draw. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the Rayados – but keeps them winless in four – while El Rebaño remains unbeaten in two but winless in five.
Antonio Mohamed was looking to get Monterrey back on track in his return to the bench for the Rayados, and at first it looked like he might start his second tenure off with a win. The hosts had chances from the opening whistle and it didn’t take long for them to find the breakthrough.
The Disciplinary Committee suspended eight players and one coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 13 games.
The standout suspension goes to América coach Miguel Herrera, who is banned for the next three games. He was given a one-game suspension for a lack of respect towards the match officials and an additional two games for profanely insulting the officials.
América will be without a player as well, as Roger Martínez was given a one-game suspension for violent conduct.
Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it, as they went down to 9 players and Pumas UNAM came back for a 1-1 draw. The result extends El Rebaño’s winless streak to four games, but does at least bring their three-game losing streak to a halt, while the universitarios remain unbeaten in five.
Chivas was looking to recover after a painful loss in last weekend’s SuperClásico, while Pumas was looking for points to solidify their spot in the top eight. The game started off slowly, though, with few chances at either end as the two teams took each other’s measure.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players and one coach and fined a team in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 12 games.
The standout suspension goes to Antonio Briseño of Chivas de Guadalajara, who will miss the next four matches. Briseño was given a two-game suspension for serious foul play, with an additional two games added on, per Article 74 of the Regulations for Sanctions, due to the severity of the foul and the injury to Giovani dos Santos that resulted from it.
América beat 9-man Chivas de Guadalajara 4-1 in the SuperClásico, but it wasn’t all good news for the Águilas as Giovani dos Santos was carried off with a nasty-looking injury. The result snaps a six-game winless run for América and keeps them unbeaten in four, while El Rebaño has now lost three in a row.
América started the game off better and Sebastián Córdova was dangerous from the beginning. The 22-year-old opened the scoring in the 18th minute as he finished off a low cross from Roger Mártinez to make it 1-0 for the hosts.