Uruguayan striker Jonathan Rodríguez scored a brace in the first half on Saturday night and América went smoothly to clinch a 4-2 win over Chivas in the football classic Mexico.
“Cabecita” Rodríguez scored his goals at 16 and 38 minutes, while Argentine Leonardo Suárez and Henry Martín added goals at 41 and 53 for the Águilas, who won their second consecutive victory and placed second in the table. classification.
Martín reaches 11 goals and remains the top scorer in the Mexican championship. América, which a couple of weeks ago lost undefeated by losing to Pachuca, has 23 points and is only surpassed by the leader Monterey.
The Eagles extended their streak of matches without losing to Chivas, who have not beaten them since November 2020, to five.
Emilio Lara scored in his own goal at 61 and Sergio Flores scored at 72 for Guadalajara, who lost their second game in a row and remains with 21 points, in fifth position pending the other results to date.
América took the lead when Valdés entered the box from the left and converted with a low shot past Miguel Jiménez’s left post.
The Águilas extended their advantage in a quick transition play in which Rodríguez received a pass from Henry Martín and converted again with a shot from the left post.
América increased their lead before the break when Suárez grabbed a rebound inside the area and volleyed a shot that left the rojiblanco goalkeeper without a chance to make the score 3-0.
Las Águilas gave the match a beating overtones in the second half when Emilio Lara sent a cross from the right and Martín connected with a header and converted Jiménez’s right post.
Chivas came closer when Lara tried to deflect a cross from the right with his head and sent the ball into the back of the goal defended by Luis Malagón.
Guadalajara cut the difference with a shot from Flores inside the area that was validated by VAR.
RAYADOS CONSOLIDATE AT THE TOP
Midfielder Luis Romo scored a goal in the second half and Monterrey defeated Tigres 1-0 to extend its lead in the Clausura tournament in Mexico, which is playing its 12th date.
Romo, who was selected for Mexico in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, struck a ball from outside the area to score the only goal of the match after 68 minutes and that was enough for Rayados, who won their third consecutive win.
Monterrey, led by Víctor Manuel Vucetich, now has 31 points and is nine behind Toluca, its closest rival, with five dates remaining on the regular calendar.
Tigres succumbed for the third time in their last four games and remains with 21 units, in the third step awaiting results for the weekend.
In a game with few arrivals, Romo grabbed a ball just outside the box and fired a powerful shot into the left corner of Argentina goalkeeper Nahuel Guzmán, who remained static.
THE MACHINE, WITH A FIRM STEP
Chilean forward Iván Morales converted a penalty goal in the final minutes and Cruz Azul defeated Atlético de San Luis 1-0 in a match for the 12th round of the Clausura tournament in Mexico.
The “Tanque” Morales converted from 11 steps at 82 minutes and that was enough for the Machine, which won for the fifth time in its last six games.
Cruz Azul, which was penultimate in the standings a month and a half ago, now has 16 units with which it is placed in eighth position pending the other results for 12th. date.
Three of those victories have come since Brazilian Ricardo Ferretti took over as coach of the team in relief from Raúl Gutiérrez.
With the defeat, the branch of the Atletico Madrid in Mexico it remains with 12 units, in 15th position among 18 teams in the highest category.