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Chivas' most epic moments in the Clásico Tapatío

04/10/2023 14:58 / Enrique Noriega

This Saturday evening, the city of Guadalajara will come to a standstill for 90 minutes as the Clásico Tapatío, the longest-running derby in the history of Mexican soccer, will write yet another chapter in its long history, and we present some of the most epic moments of the Rebaño Sagrado's match against their fierce rivals from Jalisco.

On April 24, 1955, in a Copa de Occidente match at the Martínez Sandoval Stadium in Guadalajara, an anecdote took place that raised the animosity between Chivas and Atlas to the highest level, with a 4-0 lead on the scoreboard and no chances for the Zorros, Jaime 'Tubo' Gómez responded to the incessant insults from the Red and Black fans with a categorical taunt that marked the history of the rivalry, as he asked for a magazine from someone outside the field and when he received it, he sat down leaning against the goal post to read it. That afternoon the result was 5-0 in favor of Mexico's biggest, most popular and beloved team.

El Rebaño del 'Tanque'
On the 30th day of the 1979-80 season, the red-and-white team led by Carlos Miloc gave Atlas, coached by Alfredo Torres, a 4-0 victory, thanks to goals from José Cedano, 'Pepe' Martínez, Manuel Manzo and 'Snoopy' Pérez.

Goal fair in the Perla de Occidente
On Matchday 28 of the 1983-84 campaign, the Clásico Tapatío was a spectacle that ended with a 5-3 victory for Chiverío. With a hat-trick from 'Vaquero' Cisneros and another goal from Fernando Dávalos, Alberto Guerra's Rebaño took a clear lead. Dávalos scored Guadalajara's fifth and in the closing stages of the match, Torres put the scoreboard to bed with a penalty kick.

Marked dominance and title The tournament in which Chivas won the ninth star on their shield could not have had a better start, as they won both editions of the Clásico Tapatío in the regular phase. On Matchday 9, the Red and White team won 3-0 with goals from 'Yayo' de la Torre, Fernando Quirarte and Benjamín Galindo, and on Matchday 30 they won 1-2; 'Maestro' Galindo opened the scoring, José Alberto Mariscal scored the partial equalizer and 'Sheriff' Quirarte sealed the victory.

On Matchday 11 of the 1995-96 season and with Leo Beenhakker at the helm, Chiverío defeated the Zorros 5-2; the goals were scored by 'Gusano' Nápoles, who scored twice, Ramón Ramírez, Carlos Turrubiates and Misael Espinosa, while Walter Parodi and Esteve Padilla scored for the Red and Blacks.

The Ricardos' duel Total intensity was experienced in the Clasico Tapatio on Matchday 13 of Winter 98, when Ricardo 'Tuca' Ferretti beat Ricardo La Volpe, as the Rebaño Sagrado won 4-2. Luis García had an exceptional afternoon, scoring a hat-trick and 'Cabrito' Arellano added another goal, while Mario Méndez and Federico Lagorio scored for Atlas.

In the Summer of 2000, the fierce rivals from Guadalajara met for the first time in the Mexican Soccer's Fiesta Grande, as they played in one of the Quarter-Finals. The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw, with goals from Juan Pablo Rodríguez and Marco Antonio Ruíz, and the second leg ended with the same 1-1 scoreline. Hugo Castillo had given the Zorros the lead, but the same 'Chima' Ruiz was in charge of scoring the goal that meant Guadalajara's passage to the Semifinals due to their better position in the league standings.

On Matchday 16 of the 2009 Apertura, José Luis Real's Chivas offered an outstanding display and overwhelmed Ricardo La Volpe's team 4-1 with goals from Omar Bravo, Aarón Galindo and a brace from 'Chicharito' Hernández, while Daniel Osorno scored for the Zorros.

The first Clásico Tapatío at the Akron Stadium
for Matchday 10 of AP10, the first chapter of this rivalry took place at the new home of the Rebaño Sagrado, which ended in a 2-2 draw. Flavio Santos opened the account in favor of Atlas, Miguel Ponce equalized the score, later Marco Fabián missed a penalty, then Gerardo Flores gave the visitors the lead again and, at the end of the match, Néstor Vidrio had the misfortune to break his own goal.

Marco Fabián's afternoon
In the AP15 Liguilla, Chivas met the Zorros in the Quarterfinals. After the goalless draw in the first leg at the Akron Stadium, the second leg at the Jalisco staged the show of Marco Fabián, who with a hat-trick buried the hopes of the Red and Blacks, and with another goal from Omar Bravo, Guadalajara eliminated their fierce city rival.

Double elimination in the quarterfinals
El Rebaño Sagrado reached two Liga MX finals after eliminating Los Rojinegros in the quarterfinals. The first was in the CL17 Liguilla, when, thanks to a goal by Orbelín Pineda, Guadalajara advanced and ended up lifting the title, while the most recent was in CL23, thanks to a header by 'Tiba' Sepúlveda that left the neighbors lying on the field.


Position Teams Matches Points
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7 4 7
8 4 7
9 4 6
10 4 5

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