Super Clasico Sunday: Chivas vs Club America
For the unaware, Chivas and Club America are Mexico’s most popular and successful teams, boasting 25 league titles between them – Chivas 12, America 13 – but couldn’t have more contrasting backgrounds. It’s a classic case of rich versus poor. Mexico City-based Club America are the rich, with wealthy owners splashing the cash on players, while Chivas, without such backing, rely more on the products of their youth academy.
This year’s Mexican season is still in its early stages, of course: after 10 games played, Club America travel to Guadalajara only a single point ahead of their great rivals, so Chivas will be looking to make home advantage count and leapfrog them in the table. America, though, will be in high spirits: Sunday’s game is the second Super Clasico in the space of four days, after Las Aguilas dumped Chivas out of the Copa MX on Thursday.
Drama’s guaranteed in a Super Clasico – this is the fixture that saw a manager step onto the pitch to tackle an opposition player, don’t forget – the only question is, what’ll happen this time?