Chivas de Guadalajara remained winless after week 5 action of the Clausura 2016, drawing 1-1 against Toluca FC at the Omnilife Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico. Earlier in the day, Puebla FC did a number on Atlas FC destroying the rojinegros 4-1 at the Cuauhtémoc Stadium.
The game was close on the pitch of the Omnilife with Chivas and the “Red Devils” taking shots at each other’s nets, but with no real close calls. The game appeared even between two of La Liga MX top teams, until the 42nd minute when Toluca lost Richard Ortiz with a red card for a hard tackle.
The expulsion did not help Chivas. In first half compensation time, the chorizeros took the lead. On a free kick, Paraguayan Paulo DaSilva was in place to head the ball over the keeper to put the visiting squad on the board.
In the 49th minute, Chivas finally made use of the one-man advantage. Four minutes into the second half, the “goats” forced Toluca defender Aaron Galindo to put the ball in his own net. However, Toluca Coach Jose Saturnino Cardozo adjusted his team and kept Chivas from taking the lead.
Chivas reached 4 points in the league after five games, with four draws and a loss, leaving them in 14th place. Toluca moved into the 10th position on the league table with 6 points.
Puebla destroys Atlas FC
In a match between 11 and 14 in the Liga MX league table, Puebla FC destroyed Atlas FC 4-1 at the Cuauhtémoc Stadium. It took the first 45 minutes of the game for the camoteros to claim the game on their home turf. Puebla also fielded a team of youth players as they have the return-leg against Racing of Argentina in Copa Libertadores qualification midweek.
The first goal came in the 20th minute when Damian Escudero filtered a ball between two Atlas players to Christian Valdez who was inbound. Valdez fired to the far post beating the keeper for the 1-0.
A few minutes later, Carlos Orrantia took the ball down the line and centered to Alvaro Navarro who had beaten his marker. Navarro headed down to the far post to beat goalkeeper Oscar Ustari for the 2-0. On fire, La Franja continued their game play and in the 33rd forced Atlas defender Walter Kannemann to put the ball in his own net. Puebla led 3-0.
Navarro scored his second goal of the evening in the 37th minute on a center from Argentine Mauro Cejas. Navarro was unmarked and fired into the empty part of the net for Puebla’s 4th goal. Puebla eased-off in the second half, allowing Atlas a shot in the 58th minute. Uruguayan Egidio Arevalo centered to Juan Carlos Medina who was moving at full speed. Medina put the ball in the net for the final 4-1.
Puebla kept the Atlas attack at bay and retained the victory that helps them in their fight against relegation. The camoteros moved into 7th place on the table. Atlas falls to 16th place.
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