América Wins 6th Copa MX Title

Club América beat FC Juárez by the minimum difference in the Clausura 2019 Copa MX final on Wednesday night, giving the Águilas their sixth cup title in the professional era – the most of any team.

FC Juárez came out attacking as they looked to be the first second-division side to win the title since 2012, and they had the first clear chance of the game in the 14th minute when Lucas Xavier tried his luck from distance and was inches away from opening the scoring.

Three minutes after that, Nicolás Benedetti came close for the Águilas, only for Iván Vázquez to make an impressive save to deny him.

The moment of the match came in the 39th minute, when América won a penalty kick after Henry Martín was fouled in the box. Emanuel Aguilera stepped up to take it, and he converted it to give the visitors the 0-1 lead.

Juárez pushed hard for an equalizer, and Agustín Marchesín was called into action several times to keep them off the board, most notably denying Leandro Carrijo in the 45th minute.

The Bravos threw everyone forward, with even goalkeeper Iván Vázquez coming up to take a free kick in the 65th minute. His shot was headed for the corner, but Aguilera was there to clear it off the line.

In the end, América was able to make their lone goal stand up as they lifted their first cup trophy since the 1973-74 tournament. The victory makes the Águilas the record-holder for most titles in both the league (with 13) and the cup.

The victory should have qualified them for the 2019 SuperCopa as well, but the Águilas are already in this summer’s Campeón de Campeones game after winning the Apertura 2018 league title. As a result, Necaxa – the current SuperCopa holder – will take América’s place in that game, where they will face Cruz Azul, the winner of the Apertura 2018 Copa MX.

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