Leones Negros vs Mineros de Zacatecas – Semifinal Second Leg Recap and Highlights

liga de ascensoMineros de Zacatecas defeated superlíder Leones Negros 1-2 (2-3 aggregate) to advance to the Ascenso MX Clausura 2016 final, where they will face Necaxa.

A 1-1 draw in the first leg made today’s game a winner-takes-all affair. The visitors struck first, with Roberto Nurse giving Mineros the 0-1 lead in the 30th minute. However, the Universidad de Guadalajara tied the game moments later through Jorge Mora, whose solo play ended in a goal. 

Mineros looked the stronger side in the second half and they threw numbers forward in search of a second goal. Leones Negros, who would have advanced with the 1-1 (2-2) scoreline due to the higher seed tiebreaker, looked to protect the score.

Mineros’ pressure paid off, though, and in the 85th minute they found their reward. After a series of rebounds, Nurse appeared to knock the ball home and give Zacatecas the 1-2 (2-3) lead.

That goal forced Leones Negros to go on the attack, but were unable to find a response; it was too little, too late, and they fell in front of their home crowd.

With the 1-2 (2-3 aggregate) win, Mineros advance to the final while Leones are eliminated.


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