Thursday's Chivas-River Plate game was truly one for the ages. Two proud clubs with tradition dripping from their jerseys met for a spot in the semifinals of the Copa Sudamericana. River Plate followed Chivas' lead from the first leg by scoring two but Chivas came back and scored two second-half goals later. I've got highlights below, well, Chivas' goals at least.
Anyway, here's the contrasting covers from the different sides. First, Cancha from Guadalajara:
The headline doesn't translate very well, as literally in English it's "How Rooster-like" or something. But it's more describing their swagger and manner in which they came back.
In Argentina, though, the angle is much different.
Now, to start off, I don't know what MEONE means. Sorry. I must have slept through that lesson. If someone can enlighten the rest of us, that would be great. Whatever MEONE means, it was done by an elephant.
But the subhead is quite enlightening:
"River took a quick lead, they scored two goals and squandered several others, but allowed two Chivas counters in a five-minute span in the second half and are out, unjustly, from the Sudamericana."
I'm not sure how "unjust" the result was or what they are referring too. Chivas were deserved winners, plain and simple. But I guess I'm not watching the game from Buenos Aires, so my perspective is different.