The passion that Bravo has for the derby has really encounter in recent Clásicos, despite playing within the two most up-to-date Clásicos in completely contrasting form. When Chivas incredibly won at Estadio Azteca last September, Bravo had scored six goals in his last six league games, and continued that good run of form as he bagged a brace. But between the primary and second Clásico of this season, the second happening in March, Bravo scored just three league goals and lots of fans were questioning whether the 36-year-old could still lead the road for Chivas. He clearly gave his beat March’s Clásico, but couldn’t find the rear of internet as América gained revenge with a two-one victory.
The two sides are the foremost successful within the history of Mexican football, the foremost famous worldwide and arguably the 2 most supported. The support for Chivas and América is so large and widespread across Mexico that their fans often outnumber the house fans during away games.
Meanwhile, Chivas have a strict policy of playing only Mexican nationals, and this doesn’t include naturalizados, footballers who’ve picked up Mexican citizenship thanks to residency laws, very similar to Athletic Club of Bilbao, who adopt a Basque-only policy. Chivas therefore place large importance on developing youth from their cantera. This focus has led to Chivas producing a number of Mexico’s best players in recent years, including; Javier Hernández, Carlos Vela, Carlos Salcido and Maza Rodríguez.
There is also a trend in Mexican football for fans of the 2 sides playing to take a seat together in neutral sections, and this is often often seen during Clásicos between Chivas and América. Despite all fans cheering on their team, and wanting to beat their rivals, there’s very rarely conflict between fans, which is quite refreshing.
Las Águilas won 5 titles during this decade, including the 85 championship which was curtail thanks to the 1985 Mexico City earthquake which killed a minimum of 5,000 people. América’s league victory will have brought some joy to several residents of Mexico City who were hit by the 8.0 magnitude quake.
América seemed like they could have won all three points within the 78th minute as Claudio López latched onto an outstanding Pardo through ball and beat Chivas keeper, and Mexico legend, Oswaldo Sánchez. However, there was one final twist within the tail as Palencia equalised with just three minutes of the sport remaining.
The first leg at Estadio Jalisco, the previous home of Chivas, ended two-two because the hosts fought back from two goals down after América had a person sent off. This left it all to play for within the second leg.
All signs pointed to a home win. But Chivas stunned their rivals, as legendary striker Omar Bravo scored twice to offer his side a two-goal lead within the half . the sport swung the way of Las Águilas just before the break though. First, Carlos Salcido was shown a straight red card, and just a moment before half-time América won and scored a penalty. With a person advantage América dominated the last half , putting many pressure on the Chivas defence, but Los Rojiblancos held firm to earn a unprecedented victory.
Chava’ Reyes is comfortably the all-time leading goal scorer in games between América and Chivas, finding the rear of internet on thirteen occasions during Clásicos, three quite second placed Luis Roberto Alves.