Chivas ended their 9-match winless run and barren stretch in front of goal thanks to some generous defending by a woeful Morelia side. Two early Ómar Bravo goals proved enough to give Los Rojiblancos victory despite Luís Morales’ goal back on the stroke of half time. Only a third win of the season for Chivas is a positive note to finish but there is a lot of work to be done over the coming months.
Later in Tijuana, bicampeones, León were defeated by a Xolos side already out of the playoff picture and now the defending champions face a nervous wait over the weekend to see if they remain in the liguilla places. Colombian, Dayro Moreno headed Xolos in front and when La Fiera had Nacho González sent off just after the half hour mark, the prospect of victory appeared slim. However, the ten men of León did manage an equaliser when Javier Salas flicked the ball into his own net but the balance was momentary. Less than five minutes later, Jonny Magallón’s outstretched leg poked in the games second own goal and restored Xolos’ lead. As León pushed for another equaliser, Darío Benedetto broke to add a third and although Mauro Boselli forced an injury time second it was nothing more than a consolation. The result leaves León still in the playoff spots for now but if two from Pachuca, Santos, Querétaro, Pumas and Cruz Azul win they will be out. Failure to qualify would spell the end of Gustavo Matosas’ spell in charge as he has stated that he will walk if the worst happens.
Morelia 1 – 2 Chivas
Tijuana 3 – 2 León