Milton Caraglio’s 74th minute winner moved Xolos de Tijuana into the top half of the Liga MX table with a 1-0 victory at Chivas.
On their home form alone, Xolos de Tijuana entered this contest as one of the hottest teams in the league, but away from Estadio Caliente it has been a different story, with their last win coming in late October.
The first real act of the game came in the 11th minute when Edwin Hernandez steered a left-footed shot into the woodwork.
As expected, Chivas’ Rodolfo Cota was the less busy of the two goalkeepers in the opening 45 minutes, even if Paul Arriola came close by hitting the bar in the 39th minute.
Chivas’ opener might have arrived moments later when Alan Pulido had a shot blocked off the goal-line.
In the second half, Javier “La Chofis” Lopez tested Gibran Lajud from range while Orbelin Pineda sent an effort just inches wide as it seemed that if anyone was going to get a winner, it might be the hosts.
But with just 16 minutes to go in the game, Milton Caraglio was presented with a Paul Arriola cross inside the box, and the Argentine headed home into the net.
Pineda, again, tried his luck from long distance, but was denied by Lajud. At the end, Miguel Herrera’s side held on for a scrappy 1-0 win in Zapopan.