Chivas de Guadalajara and América faced off for the second time in four days – in the Copa MX and now in the league – and the result was the same: a 2-0 win for the Águilas. The result gives América back-to-back wins and keeps them unbeaten in four, while El Rebaño are winless in four, with three losses in that span.
Chivas, having lost the first SuperClásico, looked to bounce back in this one, where they were the home team. But the hosts struggled to get into the game. Alejandro Zendejas, making his league debut on the left wing in place of the injured Carlos Cisneros, was a weak point, and Renato Ibarra took full advantage in the third minute.
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 bragging rights in the Clausura 2017 edition of the SuperClásico with a 1-0 victory over América. The win is a second consecutive one for Chivas and keeps them unbeaten in four, while the Águilas are now winless in three in league play.
The visitors took the ball early on and Michael Arroyo tried to jump start their attack with some good crosses into the box, but no one could get on the end of them. It took Chivas more time to settle into the game, but bit by bit they began to take control – and once they had it, they never relinquished it.
Cruz Azul vs Atlas – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (14th) drew 2-2 with Santos Laguna last weekend to remain unbeaten in two but winless in five. La Máquina is unbeaten at home this season, and the Estadio Azul was also the site of their lone win to date; they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they return home for this one. They failed to win in midweek as well, however, where a 0-0 draw with Alebrijes de Oaxaca in the Copa MX extended their winless streak in all competitions to eight games.
As for Atlas (11th), the Rojinegros fell 1-2 to Chivas de Guadalajara in the Clásico Tapatío last weekend. That result ended their home unbeaten streak and leaves them winless in two overall. Atlas is unbeaten in two on the road, however, and they’ll look to add to Cruz Azul’s woes with another away win in this one. They will also be more rested than their opponent, as Atlas did not have a midweek game.