Magallon: Result Was Fair

Chivas allowed a late equalizer in a 1-1 tie with Lanus in Copa Libertadores play on Wednesday, a result that sits well with Jonny Magallon.
Chivas left Argentina with a point in hand after a 1-1 draw with Lanus on Wednesday in the Copa Libertadores opener for both sides.

Despite the way it went down - a goal deep in second-half stoppage time - Chivas defender Jonny Magallon said that a draw was an acceptable result.

"I believe we played a good game, an intelligent game but at the end of the day an unfortunate play leaves us with a draw," Magallon told the club's official Web site.

Leading 1-0 in stoppage time, Lanus' Jose Sand ripped a point-blank shot on goal. Chivas' Luis Ernesto Michel made the initial save but the rebound fell to Sand, who was unmarked and easily scored the equalizer.

"The way the game finished leaves you a bit uncomfortable. Lanus played their game but we were prepared," Magallon said. "Our goal allowed us to dictate the pace of the game and forced them to push forward more often."

Chivas, though, remains in a good position. With a point earned on the road, Chivas returns home and have the chance to sieze hold of first place in Group 6 with a win over Everton of Chile.

If nothing else, Magallon said his team did not exactly get robbed.

"Overall I feel the result is fair," Magallon said. "We're going to return home with a positive result and we'll analyze it and try and continue to improve at home, which is the most important thing."