When Chivas de Guadalajara hosts Club América in El Súper Clásico on Sunday (9pm EST) at the Omnilife Stadium, bragging rights will be at stake, but just as important will be the three points that go to the winner.
With only five games left in the season, América and Guadalajara are clinging to play-off spots. Earning valuable points this weekend could go a long way towards staying in the top 8.
América and Guadalajara each have 17 points in the Clausura table, with América in 7th place and Guadalajara 8th due to a difference of one goal. Tijuana is close on their heels in 9th, with one goal separating 9th and 8th place.
Before leaving to manage the Mexican National Team, former coach Miguel Herrera led América to victory in the Spring 2013 Clausura championship. All eyes are on new boss Antonio Mohamed who has the pressure of facing a bitter rival, combined with the high-stakes aim of maintaining their standing in the table.
No matter where these two clubs sit in the standings, El Súper Clásico is always a fiercely contested match. The two sides are the most decorated in Mexican club soccer having each won 11 titles.
The feud between the two dates back to 1943 with América leading the all-time series having won 75 meetings compared to Chivas’ 72 victories. The have shared the points on 63 other occasions.
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