In the final quarterfinals game 1 last night, the latest Battle for Guadalajara began between Atlas & Guadalajara, and in a close match once again the underdogs edged out a win, with the Rojinegros taking a 1-0 home win over the Chivas. Although they had a noted offensive stats edge, the one big mistake Guadalajara made was the difference-allowing top Atlas scorer Gustavo Alustiza a PENAL! in the 29th minute, which he converted. And that was the ball game. With the win, Atlas only needs to avoid a loss by 2+ goals to eliminate the Chivas and advance to the semifinals, or lose by a 2-1 margin as the away goal would give them the tiebreaker.
Goals-Gustavo Alustiza (Atlas, 29′, 1st of playoffs, Penalty Kick)
Shots on Goal-Atlas 5, Guadalajara 5
Corner kicks-Guadalajara 7
Amarillas-Atlas 3 (Daniel Alvarez, 50′, Luis Robles, 81′, Javier Salas, 90′), Guadalajara 2 (Edwin Hernandez, 80′, Orbelin Pineda, 90+1′)
Venue: Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Attendance: 46,605 (83.2% capacity)
Next up: Game 2 Sunday at Guadalajara