From the get-go, Juárez showed their offensive intentions, and with high pressure on El Rebaño’s defensive line manage to cause a lot of problems and wreak havoc among Guadalajara.
Juárez was close to open the scoreboard in minute 2, but Gudiño saved a close-range shot by Lezcano, then in the 8th minute ‘Tiba’ unleashed a header from inside the box that went over the woodwork.
In minute 9 Dario Lezcano gave Juárez the lead with a violent right-footed shot past Gudiño. A few minutes later, Alexis Vega dribbled past a couple of defenders and cross the ball, but nobody could get to it.
In the 28th minute, García doubled Juárez lead after a left-footed shot that found the back of the net. By the dawn of the first half, it was Macías who was close to getting the first one for El Chiverío, first in the 33 minute with a fantastic header that crashed into the crossbar and then in minute 45 as he outran Juárez defenders, shot but Palos deflected the ball.
Chivas pushed hard during the whole second half following several tactic adjustments and player substitutions by Víctor Vucetich. In minute 54, Alexis Vega fired a rocket shot that sadly crashed into the post. Finally, in minute 77 'JJ' Macías’ hard effort paid off as he pulled one back for El Rebaño after an accurate ball from Antuna.
Unfortunately, Chivas could not get the equalizer despite a great display of effort and now will focus on matchweek when they will face León at Estadio Nou Camp on Monday 8th.
Guadalajara 1-2 FC Juárez
(José Juan Macías 77’)
(Darío Lezcano 9’, Matías García 28’)
Referee: Jorge Isaac Rojas Castillo
Guadalajara: 1 Raúl Gudiño, 17 Jesús Sánchez (6 César Huerta 74’), 21 Hiram Mier, 3 Gilberto Sepúlveda (14 Antonio Briseño 46’), 16 Miguel Ponce (2 Alejandro Mayorga 46’), 5 Jesús Molina (29 Eduardo Torres 60’), 20 Fernando Beltrán (19 Jesús Angulo 46’), 11 Isaac Brizuela, 15 Uriel Antuna, 7 Alexis Vega, 9 José Juan Macías.
Coach. Víctor Manuel Vucetich
FC Juárez: 1 Enrique Palos (YC 64’); 3 Luis López, 25 Gustavo Velázquez (YC 53’), 27 Hedgardo Marín, 26 Alberto Acosta, 16 Joaquín Esquivel, 32 Matías García (15 Luis Pavez 56’), 5 Jefferson Intriago, 17 Flavio Santos (YC 30’) (6 Andrés Iniestra 62’), 33 Marco Fabián (7 Jesús Zavala al 87’), 8 Darío Lezcano.
Coach. Luis Fernando Tena