Bridgeview, Illinois.- Despite having created more chances than their rival to achieve a favorable result, Guadalajara was not effective in putting the ball in the net, a condition which cost them a narrow loss in the Clásico Tapatío played at SeatGeek Stadium, as part of the closure of the Tour Rebaño 2022 in the United States.
The team that put the game on the line was Chivas. José Juan Macías hit the crossbar at 25' in the most dangerous play of the first half, but from the very first minute, Guadalajara had been searching for the goal with fast breaks led by Alexis Vega, who was participating for the first time in this preseason.
The Rebaño showed good physical and footballing form, frequently penetrating the opponent's area with a variety of approaches, but lacked the chance on goal to prove their control, which is the reason why there was no movement on the scoreboard at halftime.
Unfortunately for the Rebaño, the situation took a complete turn in the second half: at 55', Alexis Vega was pushed from behind by Gaddi Aguirre inside the area, but the referee did not award a penalty, and at 61', Hiram Mier lost the ball to Ozziel Herrera, who, upon seeing goalkeeper Miguel Jiménez's charging challenge, played back to Julián Quiñones and the Colombian sent the ball into the net.
The red-and-white team went in search of the equalizer and almost got it from a set piece, when at 78' Gilberto Sepúlveda headed in a corner kick, but Camilo Vargas reacted opportunely to deflect the ball, while at 88', substitute goalkeeper José Hernández prevented the equalizer by saving a shot by Gilberto García. With this result, El Chiverío will be returning to Guadalajara to close their preparation stage for the Apertura 2022 Tournament.
Chivas 0-1 Atlas
(Julián Quiñones 61')
Referee: Elton García
Chivas: 23 Miguel Jiménez, 2 Alan Mozo (17 Jesús Sánchez 56'), 3 Gilberto Sepúlveda (AM 57') (42 Omar Mireles 80'), 21 Hiram Mier (AM 18') (53 Gilberto Orozco Chiquete 70'), 15 Luis Olivas, 26 Cristian Calderón (16 Miguel Ponce 80'), 28 Rubén González (29 Eduardo Torres 70'), 33 Carlos Cisneros (49 Gilberto García 80'), 25 Roberto Alvarado (50 Pavel Pérez 56'), 10 Alexis Vega (AM 55') (9 Ángel Zaldívar 56') and 7 José Juan Macías (31 Paolo Yrizar 70').
D. T. Ricardo Cadena
Atlas: 12 Camilo Vargas, 4 Javier Bella, 5 Anderson Santamaría, 2 Martín Nervo, 29 Emanuel Aguilera, 8 Aníbal Chalá, 6 Edgar Zaldívar, 26 Aldo Rocha, 14 Luis Reyes, 33 Julio Quiñones and 7 Ozziel Herrera.
D. T. Diego Cocca