In Ricardo Cadena’s debut as coach of the first team, Chivas hit Cruz Azul at home with a solitary goal from Cristian Calderón.
With everything and one less man on the field of play due to the expulsion of Alexis Vega, Guadalajara achieved an important victory that keeps him in the fight to get into the Clausura 2022 Repechage.
After a series of failures in the first half and even a disallowed goal by Alexis Vega for offside, Chivas went clean at halftime, but once in the complementary part, the insistence of the people from Guadalajara paid off thanks to a header from Calderón on a corner kick.
It was at minute 58 when the “Chicote” took advantage of the null mark of the defense cement plant to finish off without problem in front of Sebastián Jurado’s frame, and this situation earned the chiverío to score the only goal of the night.
Shortly after, at 71′, Guadalajara was at a numerical disadvantage due to an outburst by Alexis, because after a sweep by Ignacio Rivero on him, Vega fell to the ground and then got up and grabbed the midfielder from “La Maquina” by the neck. .
At the end of 2020, Rivero injured Vega in a friendly game between Cruz Azul and the Mexican pre-Olympic team, and with this background in between, the Herd attacker reacted violently to the Uruguayan’s sweep.
Despite this, Ricardo Cadena knew how to close the game well against the team from the capital and his Chivas added their first victory in the post Marcelo Michel Leaño era, which returned them to the qualifying zone for the Final Phase of the tournament.