Chicharito scores again with Chivas after 14 years

▲ With his goal, the red and white striker (left) released the pressure due to his lack of goals after his return to the club. In the image he celebrates with Alan Mozo. Photo AFP

From the editorial staff

La Jornada Newspaper
Sunday, April 7, 2024, p. a10

Javier Chicharito Hernández, one of the last idols of Mexican soccer and the rojiblanco club, revived certain memories of his own and among the Guadalajara fans by scoring his first goal with the Chivas shirt after 14 years. The goal was key for the Guadalajara team to celebrate a 3-2 victory at home against Puebla, which caused a scare in the final stretch.

The victory propels the Guadalajara team to reach 22 points and be in the zone for now. play-in on matchday 14 of the Apertura 2024 tournament. In contrast, the Pueblans only have five units.

Since his return to Mexico this season, injuries and discomfort had prevented him from Chicharito Hernandez show his current level. It was just now, upon reappearing after two weeks out, when he scored his first goal in his second stage with Guadalajara.

The goal was very much his style, taking advantage of a bad start from the goalkeeper, receiving the ball with his right foot to accommodate it and scoring with his left foot in the 34th minute. It was the preamble for Chivas to put pressure with goals from Erick Gutiérrez (57) and Roberto Alvarado (59). Diego de Buen (88) and Alberto Herrera (90+3) created tension when they scored, but the reaction was already late and the red and white team took the victory.

Tuzos thrashes Tigres

Meanwhile, Pachuca surprised by beating the Tigres 3-0 and ending their undefeated streak at the Universitario stadium.

In this way, the Tuzos rose to fourth place in the table, after accumulating 25 units. In turn, the Monterrey team occupied the sixth place, with 24 points.

Minutes before the start of this duel, dozens of fans of the feline team clashed with police elements in the vicinity of the stadium.

After a first half without great emotions, the cascade of goals for the Tuzos occurred in the second half of the match.

At minute 66, Salomón Rondón scored the ball into the left corner of the goal protected by Carlos Rodríguez after capitalizing on an assist from Nelson Deossa.

Just a few moments later, at 68, Deossa himself made it 2-0 with a shot from the center of the area following a pass from Oussama Idrissi. While Jesús Hernández, in the 85th minute, made it 3-0 with a point-blank shot after connecting with a corner kick.

In stoppage time, at 90+2, it seemed that Fernando Gorriarán had scored the goal of honor for Tigres, but the goal was disallowed for offside, so the cats could not harm their rival, who delivered his first defeat in the tournament.

At the Nou Camp stadium, Querétaro achieved a valuable 2-0 victory against León, remaining in the league zone, reaching 23 points and placing themselves in eighth position. For its part, the emerald group remained in place 11, with 20 units.

Samuel Sosa opened the scoring for the Gallos Blancos in the 32nd minute, connecting with an assist from Jaime Gómez with a left foot very close to the opposing goal. While Pablo Barrera extended the lead (2-0) at 75, after converting a penalty for a foul in the area by Édgar Guerra on Jordan Sierra.

At the beginning of this match, the concussion protocol was applied after a strong clash of heads between Omar Mendo-za, from Gallos, and William Tesillo, from León, so the former had to come off as a substitute in the eighth minute. His place was taken by Jaime Gómez.

2024-04-07 12:01:17
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