Apertura 2017 Week 4 Results: Monterrey 4, Guadalajara 1

A bad start to the season went to worse for Guadalajara last night, as the Chivas continue to be unable to build on their championship run from last tournament-the latest low point was last night, a 4-1 embarrassment at Monterrey. It started well for the Chivas though, as Jair Pereira scored in the opening moments, but as soon as play resumed Celso Ortiz got Monterrey on the board to tie it up. In the second half, Rogelio Funes Mori gave the Rayados the lead with a 49th-minute goal, then the bottom fell out for Guadalajara, starting with Monterrey being awarded a PENAL! in the 64th minute. Dorlan Pabon’s shot was blocked by the goalie but the ricochet came right back to Pabon, who easily tapped it back in past the down goalie. After that, Guadalajara coach Matias Almeyda had a nice chat with the officials, shook hands, wished them all well and took his Rojas! HE GONE! And lost his cool as he walked away to a week or so off. Perfect timing, because as soon as play resumed Aviles Hurtado headed in the 4th Monterrey goal of the night. That’s how it ended-Monterrey is off to its usual strong Apertura start, unbeaten in its first 4 games while Guadalajara is winless and really hurting without the injured Alan Pulido, and now without Almeyda for at least a game. At least they have a decent chance to get in the win column next week with a maybe best-case sans Almeyda matchup-Puebla.

Game Stats:
Goals-Jair Pereira (Guadalajara, 2′, 1st of tournament), Celso Ortiz (Monterrey, 4′, 1st of tournament), Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey, 49′, 1st of tournament), Dorlan Pabon (Monterrey, 66′, 2nd of tournament), Aviles Hurtado (Monterrey, 70′, 3rd of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Monterrey 4, Guadalajara 2
Corner Kicks-Monterrey 5, Guadalajara 1
Amarillas-Monterrey 2 (Funes Mori, 14′, Nicolas Sanches, 83′), Guadalajara 2 (Jesus Sanchez, 25′, Oswaldo Alanis, 29′)
Rojas-Guadalajara 1 (Matias Almeyda, head coach, 69′)

Venue: Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon
Attendance: 49,229 (94.2% capacity)

Next up:
Monterrey-at Leon (8/19)
Guadalajara-Puebla (8/19)