América came from two goals down on the night to tie Chivas de Guadalajara 2-2, but the Águilas couldn’t overcome the first-leg deficit as they fell 6-4 on aggregate in the Liga MX Femenil semifinals.
The visitors came into this game with a 4-2 aggregate lead, and it didn’t take long for them to add to it. In the 9th minute, Brenda Viramontes pounced on a defensive miscue – a badly mis-hit clearance – to make it 1-0 (5-2) in favor of Chivas.
With nothing to lose, América threw numbers forward but was rebuffed repeatedly by Chivas goalkeeper Blanca Félix.
In the second half, Chivas made it 2-0 (6-2) in the 54th minute when Norma Palafox finished off a corner kick as this semifinal series looked done and dusted.
América pulled a goal back just minutes later, however, with Dayana Cazares’s shot from outside the box making it 2-1 (6-3) in the 58th minute.
A second goal for the Águilas in the 85th minute set up a frantic finale with both teams remembering how América’s two-goal lead in the first leg had turned into a 4-2 loss. However, the comeback came no further for the hosts this time.
With the 2-2 draw (6-4 aggregate victory), Chivas advances to the final while América is eliminated.