El Clasico in Liguilla through the years

There have been four occasions where Chivas and Atlas have faced each other in a league stage, with favorable balance for Guadalajara with three wins and one for the Foxes. However, in these four series, there have been several moments that have been marked in the fans and that were key for one team or another to get the pass and eliminate the hated rival.

From missed penalties, players who make a difference, inexplicable line-ups and pitch invasions, they have been the most momentous moments and all have been reflected in the pages of The reporter.

Now, when Chivas visits Atlas in the second leg of the Clausura 2022 quarterfinals with the slogan of winning the game by two goals, there will surely be key moments, just as there were in the first leg on Thursday. past, with two important mistakes by Roberto Alvarado and two goals by Jeremy Márquez.

To advance, the Chivas must beat the Foxes by two goals, the minimum advantage is of no use to them, the global tie, much less.

Ricardo Cadena, interim coach of the Herd, did not live a quiet week. In addition to preparing the team, he had to endure seeing how his board of directors paraded possible substitutes under his nose, one more example of the lack of tact of those who direct the destinies of the team.

In the merely sporting, everything indicates that Cadena will start José Juan Macías to try to get a goal soon and thus put pressure on the rivals.

On the side of the champion Atlas, Diego Cocca will not vary much in his lineup.

The strength of the Atlas is to close the spaces, attract the rival and send long their tips, Julio Furch and Julián Quiñones, who will try to do damage to sentence the tie.

With information from El Universal


Chima Ruiz, the executioner

In the summer tournament of 2000, Guadalajara and Atlas met for the first time in a group stage. In both games, the final score ended 1-1, leaving a 2-2 aggregate where the chiverío advanced for better position in the general table.

Summer 2000, back

The Flock makes the pass

In this series, he highlighted that Marco Antonio “Chima” Ruiz was the scorer of the two goals of the Sacred Flock, one in the first leg and the other in the second leg, being the executioner of the Rojinegros.


For the Sacred Flock

Ramón Morales in the first leg and Francisco Palencia in the second leg, were the villains of the quarterfinal series in the 2004 Apertura tournament, where Atlas defeated and eliminated Guadalajara with a global score of 4-3.

Opening 2004, return

they fell short

Players Ramón Morales and Paco Palencia each missed a penalty, which could mean a place in the semifinals, however they made a mistake and had to eat the pride of going home soon.


First leg, no emotions

In the Clausura 2015 tournament, the Sacred Flock and the Rojinegros del Atlas equalized goalless to leave everything for the second leg at the Jalisco stadium, where the key to the semifinals of the tournament was defined.


Fans invade the field

For Clausura 2015, Chivas was lord and master of the actions in the second leg of the quarterfinals against Atlas, Marco Fabián was uncovered with a triplet of goals, while Omar Bravo completed the work so that the rojiblancos won said game 4- one. However, he highlighted that a sector of the red and black fans jumped onto the field, with the intention of attacking their own players and to stop what they considered a soccer “massacre”.


First leg match for the Rojinegros

In the Clausura 2017 contest, Atlas and Chivas met in the quarterfinals. In the first leg, the Foxes were superior and took the advantage by the slightest difference with a goal by Matías Alustiza, then a figure in the red and black team


The herd passed the phase

For the return in the quarterfinals of Clausura 2017, inexplicably, the helmsman José Guadalupe Cruz decided to send “Chavo” to the bench, which affected the team’s performance. In the end Chivas achieved the pass by tying the aggregate.


jeremy stands out

In the Ida game for the Clausura 2022 quarterfinals, midfielder Jeremy Márquez scored two goals to advance the Rojinegros del Atlas in the quarterfinal series, which they must complete today, when they host Deportivo Guadalajara at the stadium Jalisco.

The second leg will be a challenge for the Rojinegros del Atlas, as well as for the Chivas Rayadas del Guadalajara, since not only the pride of the city is at stake, but also the step towards transcendence in Mexican soccer.

The Foxes seek the two-time championship of the First Division of Mexican soccer, of the current season of the Clausura 2022 tournament, while the Sacred Flock seeks its 13th league championship in the history of its club.

So this afternoon’s challenge will remain in the history of Mexican soccer, and more especially, in the memory of football from Guadalajara.

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