2018 Supercopa MX – Recap and Highlights

Nexaca emerged as winners of the 2018 SuperCopa MX with a 1-0 win over Monterrey in the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The Rayos came out attacking, but it was Monterrey who had the first good chance of the game in the 8th minute.The Rayados came close to opening the scoring from a corner kick, but John Stefan Medina sent his header just wide of the target.

Necaxa looked dangerous after that, though, and they forced a good save out of Marcelo Barovero in the 19th minute before finding the breakthrough in the 25th. Francisco Córdova ran on to a long ball over the top and made it 1-0 with his low shot from the top of the box.

In the second half, Monterrey found their defensive shape as they stifled Necaxa’s search for an insurance goal. But they couldn’t find the net on the other end, with a combination of wayward shots and saves by Hugo González keeping them off the board.

Necaxa held on to the 1-0 lead and lifted the SuperCopa trophy to give new coach Marcelo Michel Leaño a winning start to his tenure with the Rayos.



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