Chivas Guadalajara and Monterrey have lived up to the billing thus far in their Mexican Primera showdown, playing a wide open game with plenty of action. Though both teams are missing some key pieces, they have found ways to compensate and both teams look like they're very much in the game and able to create goals. The score is tied 1-1 at halftime, and it would be extremely surprising if that was the end of the scoring in this match.
The first goal of the match was scored by Monterrey's Cesar Delgado, tapping in a cross by Neri Castillo. The speedy Castillo and new signing Delgado have been arguably the two best players on the pitch even independent of the goal, but the fact that they're on the scoresheet at all is impressive. Central defenders Johnny Magallon and Hector Reynoso have been fantastic, but there was little they could do about Monterrey's 25th minute goal.
Unfortunately for Monterrey, they gave back their lead instantly. Chivas drew a penalty in the 28th minute which was converted by Marco Fabian, tying the score at 1-1. There have been plenty of chances since then - more of them for Monterrey - but nothing has come of them. Luis Michel has been stellar between the pipes for Chivas, saving what looked like a couple of sure goals.