Sunday’s clasico Tapitio was not exactly pretty but it was Atlas who were able to celebrate and earn the bragging rights in Guadalajara after their 1-0 win against Chivas. Enrique Perez’s first half header was enough to claim the victory as Chivas once more offered very little. For so long, Chivas have been able to mock their smaller city rivals but their current predicament has very much seen the tables turn. Atlas are certainly one of the title contenders while Chivas are right in the thick of a relegation dog-fight.
Earlier, Puebla earned a valuable draw against Toluca. Edgar Benitez’s fine turn and shot gave the home side the lead early and it looked like it might be another succesful day for Los Diablos. However, Luis Noriega slotted Puebla level shortly after and they held on for a crucial point in their relegation battle.
Toluca 1 – 1 Puebla
Chivas 0 – 1 Atlas