Oct 25, 2007

Chivas Bow Out Of Copa Sudamericana

Despite a 0-0 draw at Arsenal or Argentina in the first leg of their quarterfinal match-up, Chivas de Guadelajara were unable to capitalize, losing the return leg 3-1 at home. This ends the dream of an all-Mexican Copa semifinal (Mexico City's America qualified yesterday). Despite their name, Arsenal have no affiliation with a certain London club. Instead they appear to have some kind of arrangement with FC Barcelona. Their kits, meanwhile, resemble West Ham's more than the Gunners'. Javier Yacuzzi netted a brace for the Argentine Arse, whom I suppose I should call el culo? Well anyway, this was a surprise seeing as few teams come to Jalisco and win. The loss is sure to have deleterious effects on Chivas' top 25 standing (coming Monday morning...)

The final quarterfinal is not going to be finished for a little while. They just played the first leg, at Montevideo, Uruguay, tonight. Defensor Sporting and River Plate played to a 2-2 draw, which certainly favors the Buenos Aires side. They'll play the return leg at El Monumental in five days. If Defensor win, they'll face Colombia's Millionarios, a club from Bogota in the second semifinal. River would play El Culo because of a rule that states two teams from the same country cannot face each other in the finale. The semis will be played Nov. 8 and 15. The finals Nov. 28 and Dec. 15. Yes, they play two legs, unlike in UEFA.

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