Omar Bravo earns Chivas a 1-1 draw against Xolos de Tijuana

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By Rafael 

Chivas remained top of the Liga MX table as they earned a 1-1 draw against Xolos de Tijuana at the Estadio Caliente.

After four straight games without a defeat, Jose Manuel de la Torre’s men arrived into this game as league-leaders for the first time in four years.

However, it was the hosts who took the initiative and came close to open the scoring after only three minutes. Dayro Moreno gathered a cross inside the box and unleashed a bicycle kick that hit the post.

Tijuana settled rapidly into the game and hit the post a second time from a Gabriel Hauche curling effort, following a brilliant backheel from Dayro Moreno.

In the 15th minute, Tijuana got the goal they deserved after Jesus Chavez headed past Luis Michel from a Joe Corona corner.

In the second-half, Chivas started dominating possession of the game and gave a warning through a Carlos Salcido shot from distance that went sailing over the bar.

Things almost got worse for Chivas when Javier Gandolfi hit the woodwork for a third time.

But Chivas made their possession pay in the 65th minute. Omar Bravo saw a scuffed Aldo De Nigris header reach him at the far post, and the former Mexican international drilled his shot past Cirilo Saucedo to equalize the score.

The Rebaño Sagrado continued to pile on the pressure. Carlos Fierro forced Saucedo to a brilliant save before Marco Fabian failed to nod in the rebound by hitting the post.

With the final whistle, both teams settled for a hard earned point.

The result saw Xolos fail to record a victory in their fourth straight game.

Meanwhile, Chivas continue within a point from relegation survival and persist at the very top of the table.

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About Rafael Diaz

Fan of good futbol. Rafa runs when he is not busy watching Arsenal drop points away to Stoke.