Chivas Guadalajara vs. Club America: Exciting and Scoreless Super Classic

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer IOctober 24, 2010

Chivas of Guadalajara
Chivas of GuadalajaraOtto Greule Jr/Getty Images

The traditional Super Clasico or Clasico de Clasicos (Super Classics or Classic of the Classics) between Chivas of Guadalajara and Club America took place in the Estadio Azteca in Mexico.

The stadium was packed with supporters from both teams and police to make sure that the traditional rivalry did not get out of hand.

The game was played to determine the rankings of these two prestigious teams. Chivas of Guadalajara is in fourth place in Group 1 of the Mexican League. Club America is in third place in Group 2.

During the prematch, both teams prepared themselves for this important confrontation. Univision prepared a survey in which 5756 people were asked whether they think Chivas of Guadalajara or Club America would win.

Chivas received 53 percent of the vote, or 3,058 out of 5,756. Club America polled 41 percent of the vote, or 2,369 out of 5,756. The remaining voters predicted a tie.

The match itself did not produce a goal, but it was exciting to see both teams apply pressure to each other. Omar Arrelano in the beginning attempted to score for Chivas, but the ball was blocked by Guillermo Ochoa, the goalkeeper for Club America.

Club America also attempted to apply pressure on Chivas of Guadalajara, but Luis Michel (the goalkeeper for Chivas of Guadalajara) was able to deflect the attempt to score by America's Pardo.

Daniel Montenegro was able to retrieve the ball for America and pass it to Vicente, but Johnny Magallon surprised the team and was able to recover for Chivas.

Francisco Chacon (the referee) issued a yellow card for misconduct to Miguel Lavun (of Chivas) for the wrong use of the hand during the match even though there was no handball.

The most valued players were the keepers Guillermo Ochoa and Luis Michel for their success in being able to block any attempts at goals from both teams.