Update from Guadalajara: Matchday 3

21 January 1:48 pm

Update from Guadalajara: Matchday 3

By Olivia Cervantes

It was a hard-fought match as Chivas USA’s sister club, Chivas de Guadalajara came to a 1-1 draw with Cruz Azul on Sunday evening in Estadio Omnilife in their third match of the 2013 Clausura tournament in Liga MX. The visiting team finished the match with nine players on the pitch, after two Cruz Azul players received a second yellow card, leading to their ejections. With the draw, Chivas sits in the 13th spot in the general standings and has yet to win their first match of the season.

Guadalajara opened up the match maintaining most of the possession and having the better chances at goal, but it was Cruz Azul’s Javier Orozco who notched the first goal of the match in the 31st minute. Just before halftime, Chivas forward Rafael Marquez Lugo dropped a ball with his chest with his back to goal and did a half turn to notch the equalizing goal in the 40th minute. The draw marked yet another unsuccessful year for Cruz Azul in Guadalajara, since the team has not defeated Chivas in Guadalajara since 2009.

The Mexican Goats will now prepare for their next match visiting Monarcas Morelia, who took a 2-1 victory in their last match. Morelia currently sits in ninth place in the standings with a 1-1-1 record.

Check out Marquez Lugo’s equalizing goal: