Matchday 12 gave us several memorable matches in the Liga MX Femenil, some of them from the role looked very interesting, others like Mazatlán-Querétaro and Toluca-Santos were a spectacle and a pleasant surprise for the fans.
But of course there are games which are already expected from past days and one of them is America vs. Chivas, the National Classic gave us one more edition. The stage was the Akron Stadium, home of the Chivas, who received a team from America that came from a victory suffered against Cruz Azul and on the other hand, Chivas had just lost to Pumas in Ciudad Universitaria by the slightest difference.
On the issue of absences, both teams were diminished, as America could not count on Eva González due to expulsion or Sarah Luebbert due to injury. Meanwhile, Chivas Femenil lost Carolina Jaramillo and Rubí Soto to suspension and, on the other hand, Dayana Madrigal and Miriam Castillo could not play the match by testing positive for COVID-19.
The game promised a lot and it must be said that those of us who were able to witness it believed it would be an empty promise, for at least 70 minutes the game had very little time except a couple of saves by Renata Masciarelli during the first half and several arbitration errors. incidentally, they stole the night.
In the midst of great confusion, after the end of the first half, the American coach was sent off by central Karen Hernández because he entered the field of play. And for her part, Selene Valera also saw a preventive card during the second half after she was the one who was fouled by a red-and-white player.
The refereeing in Akron was so poor that even the players themselves raised their voices on social networks, however, football, despite the fact that it took a long time to fall, was present on the field and Natalia Mauleon would be in charge of opening those last vibrant minutes that we live at the edge of our armchair.
Mauleon was released and put the 1-0 on the scoreboard, and even celebrating the American goal, Chivas already responded with a goal from Licha Cervantes that put a draw back on the scoreboard.
The game totally broken and the ball circulating from side to side, Chivas managed to find the second goal through Licha Cervantes again who made a double and sealed the red-and-white victory in the last minutes of the game.
Thus, Guadalajara managed to turn the game around and offer a late, but sure spectacle before its people and add one more victory in his personal account against America with a final score of 2-1.
Vibrant match between both teams that will surely be in the Liguilla and could meet again. Will we see another National Classic this tournament?