Chivas throttled America in Sunday's superclasico and have the best record in the Mexican league, but their chance to avoid a bit of shame the club needs a miracle to get past the first round of Copa Libertadores.
Chivas will play at Bolivian side San Jose Oruru tonight. A win is a must. Also, Chivas needs Santos of Brazil to lose or tie against Deportivo Cucuta, in a match that Santos will host.
Mexican clubs have yet to win a Copa Libertadores title but they've been fairly consistent in terms of getting past the group stage. Since 2000, 17 of 18 Mexican teams have advanced past the group stage.
This year, Atlas and America all but have their tickets booked to the second round. America needs only a draw - and could still get in with a loss - tonight at Universidad Catolica while Atlas faces a similar scenario next week in Colo Colo.