Clausura 2017 Round 13 Results: Guadalajara 3, Puebla 2

In what was a first vs. worst matchup going in, Guadalajara was nearly tripped up by Puebla at home, but the visitors helped do themselves in and allowed the Chivas to escape with a last-minute 3-2 win in a crazy affair. Puebla raced ahead to a 2-0 lead in the first half on goals from Federico Gonzalez & Edgar Duenas, and it seemed like the upset was on. Alan Pulido did get Guadalajara on the board in the 51st minute, but in the 65th minute Guadalajara lost a man as Jose Vazquez was called for his second of 2 Amarillas, meaning Rojas! HE GONE! He was carded for an apparent handball, but video replays showed the ball actually glanced off the inside of his forearm and not his hand. I would expect Guadalajara to appeal his ejection as in my book they would win. But that wasn’t it. In the 71st minute, Chivas trainer Guido Bonini himself got a Rojas! HE GONE! When action resumed, not to be outdone was Puebla’s Adrian Cortes picking up his own Rojas! HE GONE! He picked up 2 Amarillas, the second coming on a push down from behind a Guadalajara player. They weren’t done yet-this time when play resumed Puebla’s Osvaldo Centurion was in the wrong place at the wrong time when Guadalajara was attacking and the result was an OWN GOAL! Puebla had blown a 2-0 lead. Finally, with just over a minute left in 4 minutes of second half extra time, Carlos Fierro scored the game-winner to cap the Chivas rally and a very wild Saturday night affair. The blown lead puts Puebla in last place and, unofficially, eliminates them from being able to finish the tournament in first place.

Game Stats:
Goals-Federico Gonzalez (Puebla, 25′, 1st of tournament), Edgar Duenas (Puebla, 31′, 1st of tournament), Alan Pulido (Guadalajara, 51′, 5th of tournament), Osvaldo Centurion (Puebla, 73′, OWN GOAL), Carlos Fierro (Guadalajara, 90+2′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Guadalajara 4, Puebla 2
Corner kicks-Guadalajara 8, Puebla 3
Amarillas-Guadalajara 2 (Jose Vazquez 2, 5′, 65′), Puebla 3 (Pablo Miguez, 43′), Adrian Cortes 2 (66′, 72′)
Rojas-Guadalajara 2 (Cazquez, 65′, Guido Bonini, trainer, 71′), Puebla 1 (Cortes, 72′)

Venue: Estadio Chivas, Zapopan, Jalisco
Attendance: 32,521 (71.6% capacity)

Next up:
Guadalajara-at Tigres (4/11)
Puebla-at Veracruz (4/11)