MEXICO CITY -- Club America took the bragging rights and advanced to the Clausura 2016 semifinals on Sunday after defeating rivals Chivas 2-1 in Estadio Azteca.
Here are three takeaways from an intense series between Mexico´s biggest rivals.
Peralta the hero as America take bragging rights
The CONCACAF Champions League and Liga MX double is on for Club America in its centennial year.
Naturally a big and important win over archrival Chivas would've been part of any dream plan to celebrate...
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico international Oribe Peralta netted Club America´s winner as it advanced to the Liga MX Clausura 2016 semifinals at the expense of bitter rival Chivas on Sunday at the Estadio Azteca.
America won the match and the series 2-1 on aggregate, following the 0-0 tie in the first leg of the Clasico Nacional last Thursday in Guadalajara.
After a frantic first half in which Chivas failed to convert a penalty ended 1-1, it was Peralta who scored the decisive goal in the 64th minute,...
GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Sunday's duel between Chivas and Club America isn't just a clasico between Mexico's two biggest clubs, it's also been come a battle of footballing ideas.
Chivas coach Matias Almeyda gave it that edge after Thursday's largely disappointing 0-0 draw in Estadio Chivas in the Clausura 2016 quarterfinal first leg. Almeyda made some not-so-veiled statements about how "grandes" should play.
"I saw Chivas attempt to play in the same (attacking) way," said former Argentina international...