Starting Miguel ‘Wacho’ Jiménez in goal ahead of regular goalkeeper Raúl Gudiño proved to be a fatal decision as América defeated Chivas 2-0 in the Estadio Azteca on Wednesday night.
América will now face Xolos in the Copa MX semi-finals, which will take place in roughly three weeks time.
On an América corner, Jiménez whiffed on his punch which allowed Bruno Valdez to smash the ball into an empty net.
— ⚽ Mike Culé ⚽ (@MikeCule88) March 14, 2019
The defensive errors did not stop there. In stoppage time, poor defensive communication and some more suspect goalkeeping from Jiménez allowed Nicolás Benedetti to deliver the death blow.
TERMINÓ EL PARTIDO!
Con éste gol de Benedetti estamos en semifinales! Hijos eternos 😎
— Linaje Águila (@linajeaguila) March 14, 2019
Now that’s what you call a tough night at the office. The rivals will meet up at the Estadio Akron on Saturday for the Liga MX Súper Clásico.