A pesar de que el conjunto de Chivas se quedó con dos hombres más en los últimos 10 minutos, la escuadra de Cruz Azul logró mantener el empate a un gol en la cancha del estadio Omnilife, por lo que de este modo continúa invicto en el Torneo Clausura 2013.

Mientras que la escuadra del Guadalajara mostró mejoría en su accionar, sobre todo en el ataque, pues con el regreso de su delantero estrella, Rafael Márquez Lugo, quien por cierto consiguió un golazo, el equipo se vio mejor en su zona delantera.

EL JUEGO
Desde el silbatazo inicial ambos conjuntos no se dieron tregua y buscaron agenciarse el balón; sin embargo, los dos se neutralizaron y no pudieron llegar a modo a las porterías enemigas, siendo el cuadro de Cruz Azul el que dejó ver más idea en el ataque, pero sin preocupar a Luis Michel.

La primera clara llegó hasta el minuto 19, en la que Javier Orozco se perdió la más clara hasta el momento, luego de un machucón de Christian Giménez que salió tiro-centro a la llegada del delantero, pero el disparo del llamado 'Chuletita' se fue por un lado de la portería.

Chivas logró responder en una jugada entre Rafael Márquez y Marco Fabián, en la que Luis Perea le quitó el balón a este último cuando se preparaba a disparar; pero al 30', Cruz Azul abrió el marcador en un cabezazo de Javier Orozco, después de superar la marca del zaguero Sergio Pérez.

Mas el cuadro tapatío no bajó los brazos y al 39' llegó el golazo del empate, el cual llegó en los botines de Rafael Márquez Lugo, luego de recibir un pase de Luis Pérez, el cual bajó con el pecho y, antes de que tocara el piso, lo agarró de volea para mandar al fondo.

Al final, todavía el cuadro jalisciense tuvo la oportunidad de irse al descanso con el gol de la voltereta, pero Marco Fabián se lo perdió, luego de tener el balón a modo en el área chica y mandar su escopetazo, pero en el fondo con grandes reflejos Jesús Corona logró desviar.

Para el segundo periodo, a pesar de que los dos equipos tuvieron asomos en las metas enemigas en los primeros minutos, el juego se centralizó en el medio campo, sin que ninguno se hiciera de la posesión de la esférica, por lo que los arribos de peligro escasearon.

Fue hasta hasta los minutos 70 y 73 que la escuadra de La Máquina tuvo dos claras oportunidades: la primera de Bertolo, luego de tener un mano a mano con el portero rojiblanco, pero se la estrelló en su humanidad; y la segunda por conducto de Pavone, quien se quedó también solo, pero su disparo se fue por un lado.

Cruz Azul volvió a estar cerca del segundo por medio de Pavone y, cuando mejor jugaba, se quedó con dos hombres menos, luego de las expulsiones de Gerardo Flores (81') y Nicolás Bertolo (83'), después de que ambos se hicieron acreedores a doble tarjeta amarilla.

Al final, Chivas se fue con todo en busca del gol de la victoria, pero con más ganas que buen futbol, por lo que empezó a caer en centros al área sin ton ni son, lo que le facilitó el trabajo a los zagueros cruzazulinos, por lo que de este modo quedó sentenciado el marcador con el empate.

ALINEACIONES
CHIVAS Luis Ernesto Michel, Kristian Álvarez, Héctor Reynoso, Miguel Ángel Ponce, Sergio Pérez, Jorge Enríquez (Patricio Araujo, 33'), Luis Pérez (Erick Torres, 85'), Giovani Hernández (Luis Morales, 66'), Jesús Sánchez, Rafael Márquez Lugo y Marco Fabián.

CRUZ AZUL José de Jesús Corona, Jair Pereira, Luis Perea, Julio Domínguez, Gerardo Flores, Israel Castro, Gerardo Torrado (Alejandro Vela, 76'), Christian Giménez, Javier Aquino (Teófilo Gutiérrez, 46'), Javier Orozco (Nicolás Bertolo, 41') y Mariano Pavone.

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  • Javier Orozco, Pablo Barrera

    Cruz Azul's Javier Orozco, right, celebrates after scoring with his teammate Pablo Barrera against Santos during a semifinal match of the Mexican soccer league in Mexico City, Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

  • Javier Orozco

    Cruz Azul's Javier Orozco heads the ball to score during a semifinal match of the Mexican soccer league in Mexico City, Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

  • Javier Orozco

    Cruz Azul´s Javier Orozco, celebrates after scoring against Santos during a semifinal match of the Mexican soccer league in Mexico City, Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

  • Javier Orozco, Felipe Baloy

    Cruz Azul´s Javier Orozco, right, shoots to socre as Santos´ Felipe Baloy tries to block during a semifinal match of the Mexican soccer league in Mexico City, Sunday, May 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

  • Darwin Quintero of Santos reacts after being dismissed during their Mexican Clausura Tournament semifinal football match against Cruz Azul, on May 19, 2013 at the Azul stadium in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Javier Orozco of Cruz Azul celebrates his goal against Santos during their Mexican Clausura Tournament semifinal football match, on May 19, 2013 at the Azul stadium in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Javier Orozco of Cruz Azul celebrates his goal against Santos during their Mexican Clausura Tournament semifinal football match, on May 19, 2013 at the Azul stadium in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Luis Perea (L) and Alejandro Castro (C) of Cruz Azul vie for the ball with Andres Renteria (R) of Santos during their Mexican Clausura Tournament semifinal football match, on May 19, 2013 at the Azul stadium in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Ronaldo Schemidt (Photo credit should read Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Javier Orozco (L) of Cruz Azul vies for the ball with Cesar Ibanes (R) of Santos during their Mexican Clausura Tournament semifinal football match, on May 19, 2013 at the Azul stadium in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Ronaldo Schemidt (Photo credit should read Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Javier Orozco of Cruz Azul celebrates his second goal against Santos during their Mexican Clausura Tournament semifinal football match, on May 19, 2013 at the Azul stadium in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Javier Orozco of Cruz Azul celebrates his second goal against Santos during their Mexican Clausura Tournament semifinal football match, on May 19, 2013 at the Azul stadium in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    America's Raul Jimenez celebrates after scoring in a Mexican soccer league semifinal match against Monterrey in Mexico City, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

  • Jesus Corona, Jesus Molina

    Monterrey's Jesus Corona,, left, fights for the ball with America's Jesus Molina during a Mexican soccer league semifinal match in Mexico City, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

  • Rubens Sambueza

    America's Rubens Sambueza lies on the pitch, face down, during a Mexican soccer league semifinal match against Monterrey, in Mexico City, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

  • Jose Maria Basanta, Christian Benitez

    America's Christian Benitez, right, fights for the ball with Monterrey's Jose Maria Basanta during a Mexican soccer league semifinal match in Mexico City, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

  • Raul Jimenez

    America's Raul Jimenez reacts after missing a chance to score during a Mexican soccer league semifinal match against Monterrey, in Mexico City, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

  • Hiram Mier, Christian Benitez

    America's Christian Benitez heads the ball against Monterrey's Hiram Mier, center back, during a Mexican soccer league semifinal match in Mexico City, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

  • Christian Benitez, Walter Ayovi

    America's Christian Benitez, left, controls the ball against Monterrey's Walter Ayovi during a Mexican soccer league semifinal match in Mexico City, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

  • Miguel Layun, Jesus Corona

    America's Miguel Layun, left, fights for the ball with Monterrey's Jesus Corona during a Mexican soccer league semifinal match in Mexico City, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

  • Aldo De Nigris

    Monterrey's Aldo De Nigris tries to get control of the ball during a Mexican soccer league semifinal match against America in Mexico City, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

  • Jonathan Orozco, Christian Benitez

    Monterrey goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco, left, tries to saves the ball against America's Christian Benitez during a Mexican soccer league semifinal match in Mexico City, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

  • Rubens Sambueza, Jesus Zavala

    America's Rubens Sambueza, right, and Monterrey's Jesus Zavala fight for the ball during a Mexican soccer league semifinal match in Mexico City, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

  • Aldo De Nigris, Aquivaldo Mosquera

    Monterrey's Aldo De Nigris, left, and America's Aquivaldo Mosquera compete for control of the ball during a Mexican soccer league semifinal match in Mexico City, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

  • Humberto Suazo

    Monterrey's Humberto Suazo reacts after missing a chance to score against America in a Mexican soccer league semifinal match in Mexico City, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

  • Jesus Zavala, Jesus Molina

    Monterrey's Jesus Zavala, right, fights for the ball with America's Jesus Molina during a semifinal match of the Mexican soccer league in Mexico City, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

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    Aldo de Nigris of Monterrey reacts during their Mexican Clausura Tournament semifinal football match against America, on May 18, 2013 at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/ RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Raul Jimenez (R) of America celebrates his goal against Monterrey during their semifinal Mexican Soccer Clausura 2013 tournament, in Mexico City on May 18, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Christian Benitez of America (R) celebrates his goal against Monterrey during their Mexican Clausura Tournament semifinal football match, on May 18, 2013 at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Christian Benitez of America celebrates his goal against Monterrey during their Mexican Clausura Tournament semifinal football match, on May 18, 2013 at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Christian Benitez of America celebrates his goal against Monterrey during their Mexican Clausura Tournament semifinal football match, on May 18, 2013 at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Christian Benitez of America celebrates his goal against Monterrey during their Mexican Clausura Tournament semifinal football match, on May 18, 2013 at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Supporters of America cheer their team during their Mexican Clausura Tournament semifinal football match against Monterrey, on May 18, 2013 at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Raul Jimenez (R) of America celebrates his goal against Monterrey during their Mexican Clausura Tournament semifinal football match, on May 18, 2013 at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fans of America cheer before their Mexican Clausura Tournament semifinal football match against Monterrey on May 18, 2013 at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/ RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Francisco Rodriguez (L) of America vies for the ball with Jesus De Nigris (R) of Monterrey during their Mexican Clausura Tournament semifinal football match, on May 18, 2013 at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)