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Liga MX

  • March 31, 2013
  • • 10:00 PM
  • • Estadio Omnilife, Zapopan
  • Referee: J. Peñaloza Soto

Live Commentary

  • That's it! An early red card and three injuries were too much for Chivas to overcome, with two great headed goals from Raul Jimenez the difference. A deserved win for America
  • 90'
    Save Muñoz! The America keeper keeps his clean sheet with a sprawling save on a Marquez Lugo half volley.
  • 87'
    Goal America! But it's waved off! Benitez heads home from close but he's called for offside.
  • 81'
    SubstitutionR. Jiménez N. Mina
  • 81'
    Chivas has to chase a goal now but down to 10 men, that will likely just make an America goal more likely
  • 76'
    SubstitutionO. Martínez Miguel Arturo Layun
  • 76'
    Great work by Rubens Sambueza down the left flank, and his cross is met by Jimenez, who cuts across his marker at the near post. The header is nearly saved by MIchel, but he can only get a hand on it and the ball hits the post and trickles in
  • 75'
    Goal R. Jiménez
  • 75'
    There it is!! America has its second and again it's Jimenez!! 2-0
  • 73'
    Really good sliding tackle from Maza Rodriguez to cut out a cross from the left flank
  • 72'
    Chivas having real trouble holding onto the ball. The team trudging around the pitch as the crowd jeers
  • 70'
    ANOTHER CHANCE! Great interplay between Jimenez and Benitez sets up Martinez, who fires wide. Jimenez then with a good strike right into Michel. The visitors are looking to kill this one off
  • 68'
    SubstitutionJ. Medina Rubens Oscar Sambueza
  • 63'
    Chance Jimenez! The striker impressively shrugs off two challenges before firing high and wide of the far post
  • 61'
    Great defense by Mosquera, shadowing Ponce all the way down the line and drawing a foul
  • 58'
    It's tough to see Chivas finding a way back now, and indeed, America looks far more likely to add a second, as it is starting to dominate the ball
  • 55'
    SubstitutionM. Fabián L. Morales
  • 53'
    Can it get worse for Chivas? Amazingly, it can. Fabian goes off on the cart for the second time, and this time, he can't continue. The third and final sub for the home team, all three forced by injury
  • 52'
    Goal R. Jiménez
  • 52'
    GOAL AMERICA! IT'S JIMENEZ WITH THE HEADER! 1-0 for the visitors after the Mexico international forward rose well off a corner and headed across his body into the far post.
  • 48'
    Huge save Michel! Benitez had time and space to curl a shot to the far corner, but the Chivas keeper saved at full stretch
  • 46'
    We're back underway in the second half!
  • That's halftime. There were more yellows than quality scoring chances, but none were bigger than the two Perez picked up. Chivas down to 10 men at home
  • 45'
    We've got our SEVENTH yellow of the game and this time it's deserved for Perez, who went in with a nasty looking challenge
  • 44'
    Yellow Card L. Pérez
  • 43'
    This is getting ridiculous now! ANOTHER injury for Chvas and another appearance by the injury golf cart! This time, it appears Fabian can continue on
  • 39'
    Yellow Card C. Benítez
  • 38'
    This is getting nasty now, as Chucho Benitez sees yellow for a challenge on Chivas keeper Michel. Cards are flying
  • 37'
    Upon replay, the Chivas defender was holding Chucho back as the striker chased a bouncing ball. Maybe a bit harsh to show the card, but Perez gave the referee a decision to make. Huge moment in the game
  • 36'
    Yellow/Red S. Pérez
  • 36'
    WOW. Perez is sent off for a second yellow!
  • 31'
    GOAL AMERICA! But NO, it's been waived off. Jimenez scored on a header from a free kick but he's been flagged for offside. Upon replay, it looks like the right call
  • 29'
    Yellow Card J. Medina
  • 29'
    Yellow Card Jesús Enrique Sánchez
  • 28'
    What would a clasico be without some handbags?? Aguilar took offense to a Sanchez challenge and to be fair, he did go in unnecessarily hard right on the touchline
  • 25'
    Osvaldo Martínez goes in high to a challenge to earn a yellow card
  • 24'
    Yellow Card O. Martínez
  • 23'
    SubstitutionH. Reynoso V. Perales
  • 23'
    Reynoso appeared to sustain a non-contact injury. The unusually-numbered Perales (he's #143) in to replace him.
  • 21'
    Ohhh boy. Reynoso is down and now HE'S not doing well. And heeeere comes the injury golf cart. Horrendous luck for the home side, losing two key pieces in the first 22 minutes
  • 19'
    Chivas looking dangerous in the final third, working quickly and using the right side of the midfield. Maza Rodriguez with a key block in the box to stop an attack
  • 19'
    Chivas looking dangerous in the final third, working quickly and using the right side of the midfield. Maza Rodriguez with a key block in the box to stop an attack
  • 16'
    Sabah goes down easily, setting up a free kick, which Fabian whips in dangerously, but it's dealt with by the America defense
  • 13'
    SubstitutionJorge Enríquez F. González
  • 13'
    Fernando Gonzalez will come on to replace Enriquez
  • 11'
    Tough break for Chivas, as center midfielder Jorge Enriquez has to be replaced with an apparent knee injury. The injury golf cart has made an appearance on the pitch already.
  • 8'
    Good tempo to this one early on, America showing it can be dangerous with Jimenez and Benitez on a quick counter
  • 6'
    CHANCE CHIVAS! Sabah shoots inches wide of the post after a terrible giveaway by Aldrede leads to a shot inside the box
  • 4'
    The delivery from the flank is weak and headed away easily.
  • 3'
    We've got an early yellow card here for Perez for scything down an America player on the edge of the box. Early set piece chance for the home side
  • 2'
    Yellow Card S. Pérez
  • 1'
    Teams are on the field and heeeree we go!
  • The Estadio Omnilife is sold out and the atmosphere appears to be bubbling ahead of Mexico's biggest match of the year.
  • And the home Chivas side (4-4-2): Michel; S. Perez, Alvarez, Reynoso, Ponce; Sanchez, Enriquez, L. Perez, Fabian; Marquez Lugo, Sabah
  • Here's how the visiting America side will come out (3-5-2): Munoz; Rodriguez, Mosquera, Valenzuela; Aguilar, Molina, Martinez, Medina, Aldrete; Jimenez, Benitez
  • Evening all, Seth Vertelney with you here for's coverage of the Super Clasico between Chivas and Club America