The Chivas against Pumas it does not have the classic label in Mexican soccer, however, no one can deny that it is an unmissable rivalry in Liga MX.
This coming Sunday both clubs will face each other in a game of life and death for the Repechage to the Quarterfinals of Clausura 2022, but this will not be the first time that Guadalajarans and university students collide in this type of instance.
Although it was not in the League tournament, but in the Copa MX, the last time that Chivas and Cougars They faced each other in a direct elimination duel in the 2018 Apertura Tournament, where the people from the capital achieved a victory that took them to the Quarterfinals of that tournament.
Likewise, that 3-1 victory in favor of the Pumas served to The feline team will cut a 36-year streak without beating Chivas in Jalisco territory.
At that time, Guadalajara was managed by José Saturnino Cardozo, and although that defeat was painful for the rojiblancos, a few years ago they also experienced being eliminated by Pumas in the Mexican soccer league.
This took place in Clausura 2011, a contest where Guadalajara ran into Pumas in the Semifinals of the tournament, and unfortunately for the team from Guadalajara, it was UNAM who ended up getting their ticket to the series for the title.
In that tournament Chivas and Pumas tied at one goal in the Ida match, which took place on the field of the Akron Stadium. However, already in the Vuelta, the people from the capital won 2-0 in Ciudad Universitaria to seal their place in the Final against Monarcas Morelia.
This pair of antecedents are the closest between Chivas and Pumas in a Final Phase, but the memory of that Clausura 2004 title, the same one that UNAM won against Guadalajara, It has also marked the history of this rivalry, which will write a new page next Sunday when the two teams face each other in the red-and-white building.