America and Chivas, Two of the most popular and winning teams in Mexican football will face each other in the semi-finals of the Clausura 2023 tournament, something that had happened only four times in the entire history prior to this tournament. And in all of them there is a bad omen for the eagle,
on all occasions In which these teams have seen each other in the race till the final. A Problem for America, though Twice advanced to title round, never could have been crowned
How has the confrontation between America and Chivas been?
first time they met in the semi-finals Season 1982–83 a major campaign for Eagles, Why They broke all records in the regular stage and were eliminated from the Copa by Chivas in the semi-finals.,
that series was one This meant the beginning of the National Classic and one of the biggest feuds in the history of Mexican football; It started with a mockery of Roberto Gómez Junco’s Azulcremas bench, which is now remembered by the ESPN commentator on his YouTube channel.
,America came in as the wide favorite They beat us 2-1 in the first leg and in the Vuelta at Azteca, When the third goal fell, I resorted to a spontaneous and excessive celebration It produced one of the most remembered feuds.
The second occasion was in the 1990–91 season. that series USA won 5–0 on aggregate but in the end The Eagles lost to the Pumas; It was the day of the famous ‘Tukazo’, a goal by Riccardo Ferretti from a free kick at the Olympic Stadium. A target poem!
It was not until the 2006 inaugural tournament that America and Chivas faced each other again. and, on that occasion, Holy Flock advance with 2-0 aggregate The latter was crowned against Toluca at the Nemesio Díaz Stadium.
For the following campaign, the final tournament 2007 see faces again The US went through 2–0 on aggregate, but lost the final against Pachuca. In Cuauhtémoc Blanco’s last game as a professional soccer player at Hidalgo Stadium.
Fernando Ortiz’s America will have to fight against this legend to claim its 14th title And, by the way, for the first time in the club’s history, Chivas had the advantage of two titles, which they surpassed since 2014.