Despite a valiant effort, Chapala fell to Cihuatlán in the final match of the 2021 Copa Jalisco amateur soccer tournament.
Taking to the field on Sunday, May 23, at Guadalajara’s majestic Estadio Jalisco before a fervent crowd of more than 15,000 spectators, the two committed and talented teams showed why they had progressed all the way to the final game.
Around 8,000 fans, seated courtesy of the Chapala government, were clustered together in the stands.
Chapala pressed hard from the starting whistle, with forward Jovany García finishing off a well-executed play to slam the ball into the net for the first goal just five minutes into the match. Cihuatlán bounced back minutes later when Roberto Ramírez fired a powerful shot past Chapala goalie Javier Sánchez to tie the score.