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Javier Hernandez draws and converts a penalty kick as Chivas break a 1-1 deadlock and beat Estudiantes 2-1.

The sole game being played out for the Mexican Apertura 2009 league was Estudiantes vs. Chivas, as the game had previously been postponed in the Jornada 3 so Chivas could play in a friendly against FC Barcelona. Despite the previous dominance held  by Estudiantes over Chivas, El Rebaño was able to leave with a 2-1 win.  

Chivas were immediately pressured by Estudiantes, and were then broken down in the 9th minute. Rafael Medina scored in the 9th minute with a long range shot right footed shot, sending an outstretched Luis Michel soaring, but unable to stop the goal.  

In the 34th minute after a long battle in midfield, Bruno Marioni came close for Estudiantes, but it ended up going just wide.  

Chivas had an opportunity in the 47th minute during added time with a shot that forced a save from Villaseñor to keep Estudiantes ahead on the score sheet.  

Back for the second half, Rafael Medina almost scored once again against Chivas. Medina took a free kick in the 48th minute which bounced on the ground before hitting the bottom of the left post and eventually going out.  

Chivas leveled in the 57th minute. Xavi Baez took the left corner and Bruno Marioni tried to clear, but the ball ended up going back towards an unmarked Hector Reynoso at the far post who headed in the goal.

The referee then awarded a penalty in the 68th minute in favor of Chivas after Villaseñor came out to try and stop ‘Chicharo’ Hernandez, but brought the player down instead. Hernandez stepped up to take it, sent it to the left, and put it past the goalkeeper to give Chivas the 2-1 lead.  

Chivas had an opportunity in the 88th minute when Omar Bravo had an open goal. The team captain ended up sending the ball over the goal and wasted the chance for a third goal.  

Andrea Martinez,

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