Soccer: Guadalajara 2, Argentina 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Joel Sanchez scored twice to lead Chivas of Guadalajara past Argentina’s Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata 2-1 Wednesday night in the final of the Coliseum Cup soccer tournament in front of a crowd of 25,299.
Sanchez’s second goal broke a 1-1 tie in the 54th minute. Goalkeeper Guillermo Hernando deflected Ricardo Pelaez’s header off Ramon Ramirez’s free kick. But the rebound went through the legs of Gimnasia’s Ruben Ferrer, and Sanchez converted at the right post.
Ferrer had tied the score four minutes earlier. Dario Aurelio chipped a ball between two defenders to Ferrer. Sanchez deflected the ball but fell, and Ferrer scored from four yards on a left-footed shot.
Sanchez’s first goal came in the 29th minute. After a defender deflected Paolo Cesar Chavez’s corner kick, Sanchez stepped between two defenders for a diving header from six yards.
Gimnasia y Esgrima had a chance to tie the score in the 63rd minute, but Siro Darino’s 30-yard line drive hit the left post.
Chivas played with 10 men in the final 24 minutes after Chavez received his second yellow card for a dangerous tackle on Dario Cavallo.
Both clubs hold second place in the overall standings of their respective national leagues.
The six-team field for the Coliseum Cup, which began in July, included Communicaciones from Guatemala, Luis Angel Fierpo of El Salvador and the Mexican clubs Cruz Azul and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM).
American referee Arturo Angeles, who officiated in the 1994 World Cup, concluded his career Wednesday night.