Chivas and Club America clashed in the Mexican city of Guadalajara the other day for the Liga MX Clasico Nacional and Chivas came out with a 1-0 victory over the Eagles after a first half penalty from Angel Zaldivar handing the points to Guadalajara. Chivas has been doing very well recently, coming out with wins against Guadalajara rival Atlas and now Clásico Nacional opponent Club America, and the team is hopeful that those six points will help propel them to the Clausura 2017 championship game. The game this weekend was a great display of the flowing football that head coach Matias Almeyda would like to see, albeit with a little bit too much whistleblowing. The referee was a major part of this match, but Chivas was smart and shaded the play to just deserve the victory.
Almeyda decided to field both Zaldivar and Pulido up front, after Pulido drew a penalty in the 30th minute from Pablo Aguilar. The amount of hard attacks with the intensity brought by Chivas was too much for the America to handle (although they will blame it on the officials) who had very little to do in response. This win should help boost Chivas in the future, and help the all-Mexican team to reach and maybe even win the Clausura 2017. The coach may need to refine some aspects of his teams play (mainly the third quarter) if they want to make a serious push, but this team is on the rise. Thanks to a mix of homegrown talent and a handful of expensive add-ons, the Chivas seem to be growing into a real scary team for the next couple years…if they can manage to get it all working this year. Talk again soon sports fans, until then have a good one out there.