Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente lost for the first time at home since last year and the way they were defeated by Jaguares de Chiapas was unpleasant for the players, coach and fans that attended last night’s game at Estadio Caliente.
With three goals in the first half the team spirit went down and the Xolos never seemed to recover.
The game quickly changed after the referee awarded Chiapas a penalty in the 10th minute. Goalkeeper Cirilo Saucedo was unable to stop forward Carlos Ochoa’s penalty kick for the first goal.
Ochoa continued to be a threat for the opponent’s offense and after several attempts he received another chance to create more damage to a Tijuana defense that clearly lost control of the back zone.
In the 33rd minute Ramon Mendieta sent a cross to Ochoa who took advantage of a defense mischief and scored his second goal of the night.
Just before the first half was over Luis Robles benefited from another defensive mistake and found himself against Saucedo who he easily beat with a soft right shot.
Tijuana’s coach Cesar Farias was dissatisfied with his team.
“It was a game in which everything seemed to go against us,” Farias said. “Our tactics didn’t work today. I am responsible for that and not the players. The rival took advantage of it and was able to win the game.”
In the end the team was defeated 3-0 by a surprising visitor that deserved the victory more than the home team.