For the second game in a row, Chivas de Guadalajara cannot win a game they led. This time Chivas dropped the lead to San Luis FC 1-1 at the Omnilife stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico during week 5 of the Clausura 2013 of La Liga MX. While they have only lost one game, they have four points of a possible 15.
Marco Fabian, who was recently called to the Mexican National Team, scored for Chivas in the first half. Argentine Mauro Matos closed the gap for San Luis in the second.
The rojiblancos have been struggling all season. On more than one occasion they have led the game only to give up the drawing goal in the second half. This game was no different.
Chivas took the lead in the 23rd minute of play when Miguel Sabah centered to Fabian. The very accurate striker fired from center to the left post beating out 40 year-old Oscar “Conejo” Perez for the 1-0.
The Rebaño had maintained control of the game and it looked like the team could win their first game of the season. Chivas took advantage of the confused San Luis defense that kept giving up spaces. Chivas also took the luxury of missing clear shots in front of goal.
Rafael Marquez-Lugo missed a clear shot on a set piece. The ball had hit the crossbar and the rebound landed in front of Marquez-Lugo who hit the ball but sent it wide.
Forgiving in front of goal always comes back to bite a team in the end. San Luis closed the gap in the 55th. Matos received the ball on a throw-in. With his back to the keeper, he spun and shot low to Luis Michel’s right. The ball found the inside of the net to set the final score at 1-1.
Guadalajara Coach Benjamin Galindo made changes on his lineup to retake the game. However, the changes were ineffective and San Luis was able to contain Chivas keeping them from making any runs on Perez’ goal.
Chivas has four points of a possible 15 in the tournament so far. Even though it is only game 5, the chances of making the playoffs are looking slim for the Rebaño Sagrado.
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