In what can only be described as a major disappointment, Chivas is out of Copa Libertadores. Despite a 3-0 thrashing of Bolivian side San Jose, Chivas will not get past the group stage of Copa Libertadores. Santos of Brazil nabbed the second place spot in the group with a 2-1 win over Cucuta Deportivo in Brazil.
Things looked to be in Chivas' favor late in the match. Holding a 3-0 lead, Cucuta had Santos at 1-1 but the Brazilians persevered.
Since 2000, this is just the second time a Mexican club has failed to get out of the first round. Chivas' failure, though, is surprising given their league form - the club has the best record in Mexico through 14 weeks. Still, Chivas ultimately could not handle Santos and Cucuta as they gained just three points in their four games against those respective South American foes.