The Chivas de Guadalajara defeated the champion Monterrey 3-1, who saw the opportunity to go directly to the final phase of the 2020 Apertura spoiled, so they will have to play a playoff.
With the defeat on this date 17, the last of the tournament, Monterrey stayed at 29 points in fifth place, which pushes it to play the playoff that the teams located between step five and 12 will play from next November 21.
For Guadalajara, 26 units, the victory placed it in seventh place and will also play the playoff
In this match, Monterrey stomped Guadalajara’s field during the first 20 minutes, although without offensive clarity; Chivas advanced ranks to counteract the pressure and managed to reach the visiting goal with medium distance shots.
When the duel was more difficult in the midfield, the Colombian Avilés Hurtado took advantage of an oversight in the local defense, got up inside the area to finish off a center and put Monterrey ahead, 0-1, in the 35th minute.
In the second half, Monterrey took the initiative again. Faced with the need to take risks, Guadalajara advanced lines and found the 1-1 at 80, thanks to a header from Ángel Zaldívar, and turned the score around three minutes later with a shot from Alexis Vega for 2-1.
Chivas took advantage of his moment of dominance and at 93 he made it 3-1 through Jesús Angulo.
– Data sheet:
3. Guadalajara: Raul Gudino; Gilberto Sepulveda, Hiram Mier, Antonio Briseño (Oribe Peralta m.78), Miguel Ponce; Jesús Sánchez (Jesús Angulo m.51), Jesús Molina (Ángel Zaldívar m.53), Isaác Brizuela, Fernando Beltrán (Alan Torres m.78); Uriel Antuna, Alexis Vega.
Trainer: Victor Manuel Vucetich.
1. Monterey: Hugo Gonzalez; Edson Gutiérrez, César Montes, Nicolás Sánchez, Jesús Gallardo; Celso Ortíz, Ángel Zapata (Arturo González m.78), Dorlan Pabón (Maximiliano Meza m.69); Ake Loba (Sebastián Vegas m.57), Avilés Hurtado (Carlos Rodríguez m.78), Vincent Janssen (Funes Mori m.78).
Trainer: Antony Mohamed.
goals: 0-1, m.35: Aviles Hurtado; 1-1, m.80: Ángel Zaldívar; 2-1, m.83: Alexis Vega; 3-1, m.93: Jesús Angulo.
Referee: Fernando Hernandez. He admonished Fernando Beltrán for Guadalajara and Ake Loba and Arturo González for Monterrey.
Incidents: Match of day 17, the last of the 2020 Opening of Mexican soccer played in Guadalajara, located 535 kilometers west of Mexico City. EFE (hn).