Swansea City and Chivas Guadalajara tie

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 16, 2014 at 11:36 pm •  Published: July 16, 2014
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The friendly between Swansea City and Chivas Guadalajara turned out to be a bit more edgy.

Giovani Hernandez scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute, lifting Chivas into a 1-1 tie with Swansea in the first professional soccer game at Miller Park on Wednesday night.

A player from each team was ejected. Four players received yellow cards and 23 fouls were called.

"There's no such thing as a friendly, is there?" Swansea head coach Garry Monk said, laughing. "It was good for us."

Swansea scored first in the exhibition match when Nathan Dyer controlled a cross from Marvin Emnes in the 57th minute and shot past goalkeeper Luis Ernesto Michel and inside the far post from 15 yards. The Swans lost Neil Taylor and Chivas saw Jesus Sanchez ejected in the 80th minute for a shoving incident.

Chivas forward Carlos Fierro was pulled down in the penalty box in the 90th minute. Goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel anticipated the kick going to his left, but Hernandez blasted the ball behind him.

"It's frustrating when you see a goal right at the end of the game," Swansea midfielder Leon Britton said. "It's a friendly match and these things happen and you have to get on with it."

It was the third of four friendlies for Chivas, which opens the regular season in the MX Liga on Sunday.

"I certainly don't like things to be chippy," Chivas head coach Carlos Bustos said through an interpreter. "The chippiness really just happened because the other team is certainly more physical. They play in a very physical league. That's the English Premier League."