Chivas de Guadalajara kept their playoff hopes alive with a 1-2 away win against Monarcas Morelia. The result extends El Rebaño’s unbeaten streak to six games, while the michoacanos saw their three-game home winning streak halted.
Matías Alemyda, with an eye on the upcoming Champions League semifinal, put out a mixed team with several young players along with an experienced core. Morelia had the better of the early going and forced a few saves out of Rodolfo Cota, but it was ultimately the visitors who took the lead.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Chivas de Guadalajara and Tigres UANL played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps Chivas winless at home this season but unbeaten in six overall, while the universitarios saw their four-game winning streak halted but remain unbeaten in seven.
The game started off at a high intensity, with both teams looking to take the lead. Rodolfo Pizarro and Isaác Brizuela looked good going forward for Chivas, but it was the visitors who had the first clear chance.
Chivas de Guadalajara picked up a 3-0 win against the Seattle Sounders in the second leg of their 2018 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series, which puts El Rebaño into the semifinals with a 3-1 aggregate victory.
Chivas needed to score in this one after falling 1-0 in the first leg, and they tested goalkeeper Stefan Frei early. Javier López had the first chance for the hosts following a cross from Rodolfo Pizarro, but the ball went straight to the keeper.
Chivas de Guadalajara snapped a seven-game winless streak with a 0-1 away win against 10-man Lobos BUAP. The result keeps El Rebaño unbeaten in five while the Licántropos have now lost two in a row.
The visitors took the lead in just the 5th minute. José Juan Macías controlled the ball in the box, turned, and fired; goalkeeper Jorge Villalpando got his hands to the ball but couldn’t redirect it as it went into the net to give Chvias the 0-1 advantage.
The Seattle Sounders made their home-field advantage count as they picked up a 1-0 victory against Chivas de Guadalajara in the first leg of their 2018 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series.
The game was an end-to-end affair in the early stages as both teams looked to open the scoring. Alejandro Mayorga forced an early save out of Stefan Frei before Clint Dempsey tested Rodolfo Cota at the other end.
It was honors even in the Clausura 2018 edition of the SuperClásico as Chivas de Guadalajara and América played out a 1-1 draw. The result keeps El Rebaño winless at home this season and winless in seven overall while the Águilas remain unbeaten but are now winless in three.
Chivas had one of their best performances of the season here as they raised their level of play for the rivalry game. They came out attacking, looked dangerous, and took the lead in the 21st minute.
Chivas de Guadalajara earned a commanding 5-0 victory against Cibao FC in the second leg of their 2018 CONCACAF Champions League Round of Sixteen series, which put El Rebaño into the quarterfinals with a 7-0 aggregate victory.
After earning a 0-2 away win in the first leg, Chivas put out a largely alternative lineup for this second leg as Matías Almeyda looked to rest players for the SuperClásico this weekend. Chivas nevertheless dominated the game, with more than 70% possession, although it wasn’t until the 44th minute that they were able to open the scoring.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players and a physical trainer in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 9 games.
Alejandro Arribas of Pumas UNAM and Milton Caraglio of Atlas were both suspended one game for using offensive or insulting language and/or gestures; the Rojinegros will also be without Rafael Márquez for one game after he was suspended for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.