Friday, June 2, 2023

Chivas vs. America: The most memorable fights of the National Classic

The National Classic is one of the most anticipated matches by Mexican fans because the rivalry between Chivas and América is one of the most passionate, and players from the two clubs have taken it to extremes of violence by acting in fights.

Each pitch fight in the duel is remembered because one or more of the footballers could not keep calm and let their emotions get the better of them, so they struck the opponent at some point in the match, either at the start, during or Finally this.

Fights that have taken place in the National Classic

1982–83 semi-finals

The fight best remembered by fans took place in the penultimate leg of the league in the 1982–83 season, where a joke made by a Chivas player towards American footballers marked a before and after in the history of the rivalry between the two. Did.

It was minute 88 when Sacred Flock defeated Águilas 3–0, for which Roberto Gómez Junco made fun of their rivals and the existing tension escalated into violence as all members participated in a brawl.

For more than 20 minutes, players and coaches from both teams walked out on the Estadio Azteca field, requiring a red card for whistling Edgardo Codal to calm things down; 14 footballers were sent off, seven each, and this affected Chivas as they lost the final of that campaign against Puebla as they had sanctions.

First National Classic of 1986–87

The eighties marked the high point of the rivalry between América and Chivas and this was also reflected in pitch brawls as on August 17, 1986 players from both clubs again needed violence to ‘fix’ their differences.

After Eduardo Bacas prevented a clearance by the Rebano Sagrado goalkeeper, he received a push from Fernando Quirarte and was subsequently sent off; Unfortunately, the situation did not end there as Carlos Hermosillo decided to intervene.

The forward tackled and kicked his opponent, for which he also saw a red card; When he was on his way to the dressing room, he stepped on a defender’s face and a fight ensued, where the players on the field threw all kinds of blows; Alfredo Tena and Omar Arellano ‘delivered’ the flying kick.

Cuauhtémoc Blanco causes fury at 1999 summer tournament

‘Kuau’ doesn’t know what it’s like to start a brawl because of his nature and he did it in the clasico of that competition as he punched an opponent in the face, causing players from both teams to intervene.

2013 Friendly Classic

An exhibition match between Rebanno Sagrado and Águilas in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, was temporarily halted after players from both teams brawled after Paul Aguilar and Giovanni Hernandez confronted each other Did.

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