Goals and Highlights: Chivas 0-1 Xolos Tijuana, 2019 Liga MX


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Highlights from tonight's match!
Full Time | Chivas 0-1 Xolos
Xolos wins a hard fought match to remain in the playoff zone, while Chivas' chances are now over.
90'+4' |No penalty!
The ref considers there's not enough elements to signal a foul.
90'+3' | VAR Check!
The referee will look for a possible foul from Camacho on Molina inside the box.
Five minutes of added time for the second half.
88'| Substitution in Xolos
Miller Bolaños is replaced by Fernando Arce.
86' | VAR Check!
López takes a free-kick. There's confusion as the ball hits the outside part of the net, breaks it and ends on the inside the goal

The referee will look at it and confirm there's no goal.

López looks for the far post with a curved shot! The ball is just off target!
Good long ball looking for Camacho, but Toño Rodríguez gets to it first!
Vega almost equalizes it! His amazing strike hits the post!
One-on-one chance for Pulido, but Lajud comes out on top! The keeper blocks the shot and keeps his team on the lead.
67' | Xolos Substitution
Miranda leaves the pitch. Camacho is on.
66' | Chivas Substitution
Oribe Peralta will take Sandoval's place on the pitch.
65' | Xolos Substitution
Mauro Lainez is replaced by Aldo Cruz.
Pulido dribbles inside the box. As he shoots, Braghieri slides to block the shot.
Sepúlveda is carded for faking a foul.
An excellent through ball from López finds Ponce. He passes to Sandoval who is unable to hit it. Opportunity is wasted!
New attempt by Pulido, but the shot is handled by Lajud.
Miranda recives a good ball and strikes it. His attempt goes above the bar.
Vega strikes inside the box, but the ball is wide.
Good cross from Pulido looking for Molina,  but Lainez clears it!
Yellow card for Mauro Lainez for a sliding tackle.
45' | Substitution in Chivas
Alan Cervantes leaves his places for Javier López.
45' | Second Half Begins
We're underway with the last 45 minutes of this match.
Highlights from the first half!


Half-Time | Chivas 0-1 Xolos
In a game with very few chances, Xolos managed to create a great play to put themselves in front.
A minute of added time for the first half.
Ponce takes a free-kick but it's very high.
Bolaños alledges being elbowed in the face by Molina. The game is stopped so the ref can check on him.
Yellow card for Balanta for a late sliding tackle on Vega.
Sandoval crosses and Molina strikes it with his left. Lajud is well positioned to make the save.
Pulido finds space to head a ball inside the box, but he fails to make a good contact.
Sandoval is carded for a foul on Rivero.
Molina finds a rebound and attempts a shot. The ball goes over the bar.
Pulido attempts a volley from outside the box, but can't find the target.
Nahuelpan's goal to open up the scoreboard!
22' | Xolos GOOOOOOAL!
Great through ball for Bolaños. The Ecuatorian then passes and leaves Nahuelpán free to make the first goal of the match.
Tijuana looks comfortable on the pitch. They've not allowed Chivas to create chances and are looking for quick attack transitions.
Shot by Nahuelpan is off target!
Good cross from Sandoval looking for Sepúlveda, but Velázquez does well to stop him from reaching the ball.
From a free-kick, Nahuelpan heads the ball looking to catch Rodríguez off guard, but his attempt is wide.
Miller Bolaños sees a yellow card for foul on Sandoval.
Brizuela attempts a shot from a distance, but Velázquez deflects to a corner kick.
Lots of football in midfield. No team is able to create any chances yet.
0' | Kick-off!
We're underway with Chivas vs Xolos!
Ready to start!
The Liga MX anthem plays as both teams step onto the pitch! We're ready for Chivas vs Xolos!
Tonight's kits
Chivas will wear their traditional red-and-white striped shirt with blue shorts, while Xolos will feature an all-white kit.
A few minutes before game time, the attendance at Estadio Akron is not ideal. Let's see if more fans arrive as we get closer to kick-off!

A message of peace
Prior to the their warm-up, both teams came out with white shirts and posed together as a message of peace for those in attendance.

Xolos: Starting XI
Lajud; Velázquez, Silva, Braghieri, Loroña; Balanta, Rivero, Lainez, Miranda; Bolaños & Nahuelpán.


Chivas' bus during its arrival to the stadium
Both teams have arrived at Estadio Akron
The buses of both Chivas and Xolos have made their way into Estadio Akron's parking lot!

Their warm-ups will start shortly!

Chivas: Starting XI
Rodríguez; Sánchez, Mier, Sepúlveda, Ponce; Molina, Cervantes, Brizuela, Sandoval; Vega, Pulido.

Tonight's officiating team
Tonight's referee will be Oscar Mejía García, with assitance from Andrés Hernández Delgado and Karen Janett Díaz Medina as linesmen. Meanwhile, Aldo Cano Martínez will act as the fourth official.
Can Pulido score on Lajud?
Alan Pulido has scored in the  two most recent league games at Estadio Akron, while Xolos have conceded at least one goal in their last fifteen meetings away from home.

Will these streaks continue tonight?

Breaking: Injury Report
Chivas have just informed that Oswaldo Alanís suffered a first degree muscle injury that will keep sidelined for two weeks


Xolos have left their hotel and will arrive shortly at Estadio Akron to prepare the match against Chivas.

LIVE coverage begins!
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Estadio Akron, with almost 50,000 seats, will be the venue for tonight's match betwen Chivas and Xolos.

Can Guadalajara use their home field advantage to remain in the fight or will Xolos send fans home sad?

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Xolos: Last lineup
Lajud; Velázquez, Silva, Loroña; Balanta, Cruz, Lainez, Miranda; Sanvezzo, Bolaños, Nahuelpan.
Chivas: Last lineup
Rodríguez; Sánchez, Mier, Alanís, Mayorga; Molina, Cervantes, Ponce, Brizuela; Peralta & Pulido.


Toño Rodríguez, Luis Michel, Ángel Sepúlveda and Erik Torres are players now in Chivas and Xolos who have defended both shirts.
Last meetings at Estadio Akron
Chivas has 2 consecutive wins at home against Xolos.

They were a 2-0 in Week 1 of Clausura '19 and a  3-1 in Week 15 of Apertura '17.


Xolos are already in Jalisco
Xolos de Tijuana chose to arrive to Guadalajara as early as possible ahead of their match against Chivas.

The team is seen here training at Estadio 3 de Marzo, the home of Tecos and a former Liga MX venue, to get used to the natural pitch of Estadio Akron.


Molina know there's no margin of error
Even if it's not likely, Chivas will attempt to qualify for the playoffs until the last minute.

The team captain, Jesús Molina, understands that there's no chance to lose points in the last games of the regular season.


TJ wants to clinch playoffs!
Xolos currently sits on the eighth place of the table, only ahead of Atlas by goal difference and just one point above Monarcas Morelia.

If they want to keep their advantage heading into the final three matchdays, they must get the three points at any cost.

A defeat tonight against Chivas could cost them elimination.

Chivas' last chance
The red-and-white side mantain their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs after defeating Juárez with a last minute goal on Sunday.

However, if they wish to remain in the fight for a Liguilla spot, they can't afford to lose any points. A draw would surely mean elimination for Chivas.

Kick-Off Time
The Chivas Guadalajara vs Xolos Guadalajara match will be played at the Estadio Akron, in Zapopan, Mexico. The kick-off is scheduled at 11:00pm ET.


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