Brendan Doherty

📝Guadalajara 0-2 Club América: Chivas fall at home in Súper Clásico

After these two Mexican giants met mid-week in the Copa MX quarter-finals, Chivas de Guadalajara hosted Club América in Liga MX on Saturday.

It did not take long for the visitors to get their nose in front in this matchday 11 encounter.

Ecuadorian winger Renato Ibarra Mina sent a low cross in from the right channel and Nicolás Castillo edged in front of Chivas captain Jair Pereira to smash home his header in the third minute.

30-year-old midfielder Jesús Molina was shown a straight red card for stepping on an opponent in the 37th minute.

Molina came in from behind and trod on the back of an América player’s ankle when he has his foot planted on the ground. ear the mid-field stripe.

The Mexico City side were similarly energetic to start the second half against their national rivals.

Colombian forward Andrés Ibargüen doubled the azulcrema advantage just five minutes after the half-time break.

Ibargüen cut inside on right back José Van Rankin before firing a shot on frame that goalkeeper Raúl Gudiño will want back.

Chivas failed to score but did force América’s defence to stay alert until the final minute.

In the 88th minute, substitute forward Luis Madrigal attempted an acrobatic overhead kick that goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín was able to get behind.

Deep in stoppage time, the azulcrema shot-stopper came off his line to break up an attack from Ronaldo Cisneros.

With the victory, Club América improve to 19 points in the Liga MX table but also claim bragging rights over their rival. It’s no small feat to win back-to-back Súper Clásicos within the same week and that’s something América fans will not let Chivas forget for a while.

On the other hand, the pair of 2-0 losses puts Chivas manager José Cardozo’s position in jeopardy. Guadalajara remain on 15 points in the league and slip down to 11th place in the table on goal difference.