Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Miracle needed

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.


Anonymous said...

fun trivia: which mexican club failed to make it past the first round since 2000?

tonight, chivas will likely become become the second mexican club to earn the dubious distinction.

saludos, d

L.B. said...

I know the answer but I'll see if anyone else can take a stab at it.

This team actually did really, really bad. I think they got one draw and lost five games. Yikes!

rosyf said...


L.B. said...

Indeed. Pumas was awful in the 2006 Libertadores.

Anonymous said...

yes, indeed, that was pumas... in its hangover phase, after the ego parranda had ended.

saludos, d

soyjimador said...

well cucuta tied santos in cucuta.
but during the group state, santos has yet to concede a goal @ home.

...lets just hope no one scores then.

doesnt look too good.