Chivas got a gift goal in stoppage time as the first-ever Clasico Tapatio at Estadio Omnilife ended in a 2-2 draw.
Flavio Santos and Gerardo Flores scored for Atlas to help gather points as they try to escape relegation; the later player was also sent off for a second yellow card moments after scoring for his celebration.
Miguel Angel Ponce scored Chivas’ first goal, and Atlas player Nestor Vidrio sent the ball into the back of his won net for the equalizer. Marco Fabian missed a penalty during the second half.
Marco Fabian had one of the best opportunities early on. A ball went too fast for Adolfo ‘Bofo’ Bautista to catch, but Fabian showed up at the end. Gerardo Flores showed up with a perfectly timed tackle and sent the ball out in the eighth minute.
Atlas came close to opening the scoring in the 13th minute. Alfredo Moreno received a pass on the right from Flores, but his shot was straight at Chivas goalkeeper Luis Michel and was just kept out.
Again, Flores looked dangerous up against the Chivas goal. A shot from the left gave Michel trouble and he had to swat it away.
Atlas opened the scoring in the 24th minute with a goal from Flavio Santos. A long ball from the opposite end of the pitch was received by Edgar Ivan Pacheco on the right edge of the Chivas box. Pacheco then sent the ball to Santos who received, chested down the pass, pivoted and sent the shot ball past a flying Luis Michel for the 1-0 lead.
Patricio ‘Pato’ Araujo tried to respond for Chivas in the 27th minute with a shot, but it ended wide.
Moments later ball Moreno took advantage of the lack of concentration by the Chivas defense and tried to loft the ball into the goal, but it ended going just over the crossbar.
Chivas equalized in the 31st minute with a goal from Miguel Angel Ponce. “Bofo” initially looked like he had lost the ball inside the Atlas box, but he passed it on to Omar Arellano. Arellano drew out Pedro Hernandez, and left the ball for Ponce who then just had to push it in for the equalizer.
Fabian tried to add a second for Chivas in the 33rd minute with a long shot, but the small ended up going over the crossbar by a slim margin.
Chivas continued to look dangerous and in the 38th minute a double save by Hernandez kept Atlas level. Fabian took an initial shot and Hernandez saved. Jonny Magallon followed up, but Hernandez stretched while on the ground and made the save.
Pacheco looked close to doubling the score for Atlas in the 60th minute. He made his way down the right of the box, and took a shot but Luis Michel sent to ball on a different path. Torres tracked it down and followed up with a shot, but Michel saved.
Three minutes later Arellano blurred his way down the field toward the opposite goal, leaving Atlas defenders behind. Enrique Vera made the last attempt at the Chivas man, and brought him down. Immediately the referee called penalty in Chivas’ favor.
Fabian stepped up to take the penalty, but ‘Tabla’ Hernandez made the save and left the score level.
Chivas again looked dangerous in the 71st minute with Mejia. The Chivas player went in front of the Atlas goal, but ended up heading the ball wide.
Atlas took the lead in the 73rd minute with a goal from Gerardo Flores. Alfredo Moreno started the play and made his way to the edge of the box before sending it to Achucarro. The player then passed to Flores in front of goal, who had a clear path to just head the ball into the back of the net for the 2-1 lead.
Flores celebrated by pulling out and donning a black, fox cloth mask. Referee Roberto Garcia Orozco pulled out a yellow card for the player, the second of the night for the player. Only moments after scoring the leading goal, Flores was sent off.
Chivas earned a free kick in the 78th minute. Michel Vasquez stepped up to take the shot, and the ball ended up going just wide of the nets.
Michel stopped a possible third goal from Atlas in the 83rd minute. Vera made his way past the Chivas defense, and the goalkeeper went in to try and send the ball away. The players collided, but the ball was sent away.
In added time Nestor Vidrio got in the way as Bautista tied to pass to Arellano and scored into the back of his own net. The ball bounced off his boot as he tried to clear, but instead gave Chivas the 2-2 draw.