Marco Fabian scored two for Chivas after coming on as a sub in the team`s 3-0 victory over America. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
The clasicos de clasicos in Mexico, Guadalajara Chivas against Club America, went the way of the home team Chivas in the first ever meeting of the two teams in the Estadio Omnilife.
Erick "Cubo" Torres, just 18-years-old, became the first clasico debutant since 1996 to score a goal in the game that is the most hyped in Mexico. The movement and goals that he has provided since coming into the team in January has helped Chivas fill the hole that Javier `Chicharito` left when he signed for Manchester United. Once again, Chivas have a genuine goal-scorer and another real talent.
In the first half, America had most possession but Chivas always looked dangerous on the break. Both teams had chances but the difference between was that Torres put one of his chances in the back of the net on 28 minutes.
A goal down, America`s attack-minded coach Carlos Reinoso threw caution to the wind. Striker Matias Vuoso came on before the second half had started. Then Dani Marquez was added to the attacking mix in the second half with the score still 1-0.
Chivas are naturally a counter-attacking team and although it looked as if America would get an equalizer, the Guadalajara team became increasing confident when they did have the ball.
The all out attacking play from America played into Chivas`hands when Marco Fabian scored for Chivas on 72 minutes. What a goal it was! After a great layoff by the young Torres, Fabian blasted the ball in the top right-hand corner of Guillermo Ochoa`s goal and into the net. No arguments at all.
Down and out, America players started lost confidence and, it seemed, the will to keep playing. Amid the cries of "Ole" every time a Chivas player passed the ball, the Guadalajara team still had time to score another courtesy of a header from Fabian.
America could have no arguments. Chivas were more clinical in front of goal and thanks to Torres` clinical finish in the first half, grew in confidence as the game progressed.
At the end of the game a mariachi group took to the pitch to play songs such as "Guadalajara, Guadalajara." The party is only just getting going in Guadalajara. They`ll be some sore heads in workplaces all over the city tomorrow morning. America`s fans wish they`d stayed at home.