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Liga MX: Chivas vs América Take Home A Point

ZAPOPAN, MEXICO - MARCH 03: Carlos Salcido (L) of Chivas and Oribe Peralta (R) of America during the 10th round match between Chivas and America as part of the Torneo Clausura 2018 Liga MX at Akron Stadium on March 03, 2018 in Zapopan, Mexico. (Photo by Juan Mejia/Jam Media/Getty Images)
Liga MX: Chivas vs América Take Home A Point

The biggest rivalry in Mexico took place on Saturday night and it proved to be an enjoyable battle. Chivas and Club América may have been on the opposite sides of the table, but the ferocity of the rivalry was never in doubt. Despite being in a strong spot in the standings, América didn’t have room to slack in this match, especially with other teams creeping up behind them.

Chivas didn’t look like a team at the bottom of the barrel, as they pressed and pushed forward on América quite often in the first half. A lot of hard-fought plays got them close but it was in the 21st minute when a won heading pass found José de Jesús Godínez in stride to put Chivas up, 1-0.

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The celebration by the home team in Estadio Akron was short-lived, however, as Oribe Peralta got the ball to his feet in the 26th minute, turned on Oswaldo Alanís, and blasted home a left-footed goal. The 1-1 scoreline would stand until halftime, and ultimately, the final score of the match.

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Puebla is no joke, takes down Monterrey

Outside of the national rivalry, one of the biggest matches we saw was that of Puebla and Monterrey. Over the past few weeks, Puebla had been rising in the standings and not many people were sure what to make of it. On Saturday, we now know that this team has a special chemistry.

Although they fell, 0-1, early on, a three-goal turnaround had fans in Estadio BBVA Bancomer left in shock. Puebla winning on the road against a strong Monterrey side has fans believing that their form is not to be taken lightly.

Other scores

  • Tijuana Xolos 3, Lobos BUAP 1
  • Monarcas Morelia 2, Atlas 1
  • Querétaro 1, Cruz Azul 0
  • Club León 3, Pumas 0
  • Santos Laguna 2, Necaxa 1
  • Toluca 2, Pachuca 0
  • Tigres 2, Veracruz 0

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Bryan has been a writer for The Stoppage Time since 2015. He has been covering soccer since 2011 and is a Sports management & Communications graduate from Grand Canyon University.

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