In every league in every sport there are derbies. You know what I’m talking about, the kind of grudge games that build up in the whole city or country that are one of the highlights of the season.
In Mexican football, there is none bigger than the América (águilas, or eagles) vs. Guadalajara (chivas, or goats) rivalry. The 200th version of that game was played last Sunday, and my beloved Chivas won.
The most rewarding part of the whole experience is when we look at the league table, where Chivas is at the top (having lost one game in their whole league campaign) and América at the bottom (having won only two in their worst season in history).
Chivas’s Copa Libertadores campaign hasn’t been so good, but there is still a chance to qualify to the knockout stages of that competition too. Needless to say, I’m a happy Chiva congelado.