A penalty kick from Ramon Morales in the 53rd minute and an Omar Bravo goal in the 61st minute at the Estadio Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico have given Chivas a two goal advantage over Club America going into the second leg of the Mexican League semi-finals this Sunday at Azteca Stadium.
After an even first half Chivas struck twice in 7 minutes early in the second half yet the hero on the night was Chivas goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez who secured the two goal advantage and denied a road goal to Club America after saving a late penalty kick from Salvador Cabanas of Club America. Both penalties were controversial.
Club America’s Cuauhetemoc Blanco was a not factor and head coach Luis Tena elected to bring on former Argentine international Claudio Lopez in the second half who also did not factor .
Club America will be without workmanlike midfielder German Villa after he was given a second yellow card late in the match. Down two goals Club America will have the responsibility of carrying the attack at home on Sunday.
Adolfo Bautista was visibly upset with Chivas coach De La Torre after being subbed out near the end of the match and had to be restrained on the bench.