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Club America has left no doubt about their 2-0 win over Chivas Guadalajara at Estadio Chivas, 2-0, on Saturday night. It was a nightmare that the fans at Chivas had only seen three days ago when Club America beat Chivas by the same score in the quarter-finals of the Mexican Copa MX.
The goals started early when striker Nicolas Castillo scored an acrobatic goal from midfielder Renato Ibarra to give the advantage to Club America 1-0 in the third minute.
Chivas had trouble with his red card, midfielder Jesus Molina, leaving the team to try to make a comeback with only 10 men. Instead, Club America doubled its deficit when Castillo hit again. He then helped striker Andres Ibarguen score in the 50th minute.
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Chivas could not recover.
With this loss, Chivas has only 1-4-1 in his last six games, while Club America has won three in a row.
In September, the match against Clasico Nacional last year ended in a 1-1 draw, but the rivalry remained strong despite the fights that preceded this season's matches. Before the Wednesday night Copa match, Adolfo "Bofo" Bautista, legend of Chivas caused Club America players on Twitter.
Mateus Uribe, Club America midfielder rejected Bofo, and current Chivas players could not save Bofo's sad talk on the field on Wednesday or Saturday.
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It was a blow for Chivas, Jose Cardozo's club fell to 11th place and lost his qualifying position for Liguilla. according to Tom Marshall from ESPN FC, Chivas fans could be heard demanding the dismissal of Cardozo from Saturday's final whistle.
Meanwhile, Club America took fourth place at 6-1-4.