Despite the bad tournament they played, the Chivas of Guadalajara They still have possibilities to enter the Mexican Fiesta Grande.
The team coach, Luis Fernando TenaHe said the team found its best performance this Saturday in the 3-2 victory against Queretaro in the 2019 Apertura tournament of Mexican football.
"The team is getting better, is getting better, we played a good game in Toluca last week and the first time today to take a 3-0 team as strong as Queretaro who has done an extraordinary tournament is rewarding, ”said the press conference technician .
Chivas defeated Queretaro 3-2 in a game in which the locals had control of the ball for most of the first half, in which they scored the three goals.
Alexis Vega He scored the first goal at minute 22, with a brilliant definition.
After controlling a raised pass from the midfield with his chest, the forward made a hat for Jaime Gonzalez Valencia, and kicked towards the left side of the goalkeeper before the ball touched the grass.
In the 36th minute a left-footed shot from "Chofis" Lopez from outside the area he opened the marker again in favor of those of Jalisco.
Four minutes later, Alan Polished He took off his mark with a magnificent 180 degree cut and defined with his less skillful leg the left post of the goalkeeper.
In this way, for the rest Chivas already surpassed his rival with three goals.
In the second half the figure of the flock was the goalkeeper Jose Antonio Rodriguez Romero, who at minute 47 cut a header in a corner kick play, and ten minutes later, a penalty he guessed cunningly.
It was two minutes before the match ended, it was the 94th minute, when the Colombian Jeison Lecumi shot a powerful right that left Rodriguez Romero without possibilities.
When everything seemed to be over, at the last minute the referee scored a penalty in favor of Queretaro and Lucumi scored his second goal of the night in less than five minutes.
But still, time played in favor of the Chivas and they managed to keep the three points.
Luis Fernando Tena said that the performance of the team "is on the rise" as it has been able to adapt a form of play that exploits the qualities and capacity of each player, although he accepted that this performance is late for Chivas, virtually eliminated.
Guadalajara went up to twelfth place in the standings with 22 points out of 51 possible.
The strategist said the team will take advantage of the smooth operation to keep alive the low possibility of classifying to dispute the championship.
"We know that there are few possibilities and that we depend on many combinations, the results have more or less helped us and as long as there is a candle burning we will fight with everything and we will prepare well to play with Veracruz, which we know will not be an easy match, ”he said.
The rojiblancos depend on what five different squads do and this Sunday they will have to cross their fingers so that Blue Cross (20 points) tie or stumble in his visit to Torreon, where they will face the leader Saints.
Guadalajara needs that Xolos lose the match before Lion, while on Saturday (last day) they will wait for Cruz Azul to draw or stumble against the Athletic of San Luis.
Similarly, they will have to light the candles next Saturday at 7:00 p.m., when Monterrey receive at Atlas, one of the worst cadres of the semester.
Tena said he will seek to find a way to form the team on the last day before Veracruz, since he might not have four injured.
He revealed that the players who would be out during the closing of the league are the defenders Antonio Briseno, with a second degree sprain on an ankle and Jesus Sanchez, with muscular discomfort, the midfielder Eduardo Lopez, with a thump in the thigh and Hiram wed, with discomfort in one knee.
Chivas will finish the Opening on November 23 when he will receive Veracruz, last place in the table.