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With goals from Aldo De Nigris, Raul Lopez, and Carlos Salcedo, Chivas turned up the heat on Monterrey with a 3-0 win on Sunday at the Estadio Omnilife.
It was the Rojiblanco’s second straight win and it ensured they would go into the second-half of the tournament clear of last place in the relegation table.
Meanwhile, Antonio Mohamed suffered his first defeat at the helm of Monterrey as the Rayados slumped to their fifth defeat of the season.
Chivas’ first goal came close to the half-hour mark. The ball fell to Raul Lopez before curling a right-footed cross into the box. Former Monterrey player, Aldo de Nigris, headed the ball into the net to put Chivas in front.
Seconds from the break, Jonathan Orozco denied Isaac Brizuela from distance after the Mexican international darted towards goal and unleashed a potent shot.
Monterrey looked more threatening in the second-half when Candido Ramirez whipped in a dangerous cross from the left. Chivas defender, Jair Pereira, could not manage to hold and nearly scored an own-goal.
In the 73rd minute, Stefan Medina was booked with a red to leave the visitors with 10 men before Jose Manuel de la Torre saw his team snatch a second two minutes later.
Raul Lopez got in behind the Monterrey defense and headed from a brilliant Marco Fabian cross to double the lead for the hosts.
In closing stages, Carlos Salcedo sealed it for the Rebaño Sagrado. Marco Fabian sent in a corner from the left and Salcedo leaped in with a powerful header to send the Estadio Omnilife into a frenzy.