Chivas players celebrate a score against Necaxa this Saturday, at the Akron stadium in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco state (Mexico). . / Francisco Guasco
Guadalajara (Mexico), Nov 21 . .- The Chivas de Guadalajara defeated Necaxa 1-0 this Saturday in the play-off of the 2020 Apertura of Mexican football and with this they got their pass to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
For Guadalajara, trained by Víctor Manuel Vucetich, Jesús Angulo converted at minute 54.
Guadalajara dominated the first half and got tired of reaching the area and failing, while Necaxa did not generate offense.
With 71 percent of the possession, the Chivas had more than four shots from Ángel Zaldívar, and the clearest one, a post from Gilberto Sepúlveda in the 42nd from Jesús Angulo.
Guadalajara maintained their offensive proposal and with only one minute in the second half, Isaác Brizuela fired on the edge of the area over the crossbar.
In 54, a Chivas triangulation ended in an assist from Zaldívar to Angulo, who created a space in the area and defined the 1-0 to the right post of goalkeeper Luis Malagón.
Guadalajara gave the ball to Necaxa in the final minutes, and shots from Chilean Yerko Leiva and Colombian Jhoao Rodríguez threatened goalkeeper Raúl Gudiño’s goal.
Earlier this Saturday, the Apertura play-off began when Pachuca defeated Santos Laguna 3-0 and won their place in the quarterfinals.
The tournament play-off will continue this Sunday with the clashes between Tigres UANL-Toluca and Monterrey-Puebla. From this pair of duels the other two members of the Apertura quarterfinals will be defined.
1. Guadalajara: Raúl Gudiño; Gilberto Sepúlveda, Miguel Ponce, Jesús Sánchez, Hiram Mier; Jesús Molina (Antonio Briseño m.83), Isaác Brizuela, Uriel Antuna (Ronaldo Cisneros m.90), Jesús Angulo, Fernando Beltrán (Cristian Calderón m.90); Ángel Zaldívar (Alan Torres m.82).
Coach: Víctor Manuel Vucetich.
0. Necaxa: Luis Malagón; Idekel Domínguez, Unai Bilbao, Jair Pereira (Mario de Luna m.45), Julio González; David Cabrera (Fernando Arce m.72), Alejandro Zendejas (Maximiliano Salas m.45), Claudio Baeza (Yerko Leiva m.73); Lucas Passerini, Juan Delgado and Ian González (Jhoao Rodríguez m.57).
Coach: José Guadalupe Cruz.
Goal: 1-0, m.54: Jesús Angulo.
Referee: César Ramos. He admonished Jesús Molina, Jhoao Rodríguez, Claudio Baeza, Unai Bilbao, Lucas Passerini, Yerko Leiva and Raúl Gudiño.
Incidents: Playoff game of the Apertura 2020 of Mexican football, played at the Akron stadium in Guadalajara, western Mexico.