Chivas suffer defeat to Santos, América draw in Morelia and Ronaldinho returns (VIDEO)


Another uninspiring performance from Chivas saw Chepo de la Torre’s side attempt to leave Torreón with a point but deservedly leave with nothing. A defensive and unambitious gameplan was eventually undone when Djaniny cut inside onto his right foot and fired low past Luís Michel. In spite of last weekend’s victory, relegation remains a very real threat for Chivas.

One of their relegation rivals, Veracruz were on the brink of a valuable victory after Daniel Villalva’s 85th minute goal had given Los Tiburones Rojos the lead against Ronaldinho’s Querétaro. However, in stoppage time an Ángel Sepúlveda header levelled the match. Veracruz remain unbeaten but a third draw is not overly improving their status in the decenso.

Earlier Gustavo Matosas’ América showed signs that are still very much a work in progress after a 2-2 draw against winless Morelia. Marco Palacios headed the home side in front but within minutes Las Águilas were level after Darío Benedetto produced a wonderful glancing header. Carlos Gúzman thumped Morelia back in front after the break but once more they were pegged back when Pablo Aguilar tapped in from close range. The match was littered with poor refereeing decisions and América were fortunate to finish the match with eleven. Although Matosas has not found the formula yet, you cannot help but think that at some point this group of players will click.

Morelia  2 – 2  Club América

Veracruz  1 – 1  Querétaro

Santos  1 – 0  Chivas


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