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Tijuana vs Tigres UANL – Semifinal Second Leg Recap and Highlights

Tigres UANL beat Tijuana 0-2 in the second leg of their semifinal series to give the universitarios the 4-0 aggregate victory and a spot in the Clausura 2017 Gran Final.

Tijuana came out looking to make their home-field advantage count as they needed to overturn the first-leg deficit against a Tigres side that has looked very dangerous in the playoffs. The Xolos found their first clear chance in the 13th minute, but Nahuel Guzmán was able to make the save on Milton Caraglio’s header.

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Clausura 2017 Final Set

The Clausura 2017 Gran Final is set, and Chivas de Guadalajara and Tigres UANL will face off for the league title.

Chivas is returning to a league final for the first time since the Apertura 2006 season, and they will be looking for their 12th title – which would tie rivals América for most league championships.

Tigres, meanwhile, is looking for their sixth league title, and they are also looking to become just the third team to win back-to-back titles in the short season era, after Pumas in the Clausura 2004/Apertura 2004 and León in the Apertura 2013/Clausura 2014 seasons.

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Chivas de Guadalajara vs Toluca – Semifinal Second Leg Recap and Highlights

Chivas de Guadalajara drew 1-1 with Toluca in the second leg of their semifinal series, resulting in a 2-2 aggregate score. With away goals level at one apiece, the higher-seed tiebreaker went into effect, putting Chivas in the final as the third seed to Toluca’s fourth.

Chivas was in the better position going into tonight, thanks to their away goal in the first leg as well as their position as the higher seed; all they needed to do was maintain the 0-0 scoreline to move on, but the hosts were eager to score a goal or two to give themselves even more security. In the 10th minute, Orbelín Pineda came close, only to be denied by the crossbar.

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Lobos BUAP Promoted to Liga MX

After a 2-2 draw with Dorados de Sinaloa, which gave Lobos BUAP a 3-2 aggregate victory in the Final por el Ascenso promotion playoff, the licántropos have earned promotion to Liga MX for the first time in their history.

Dorados were looking to overturn their first-leg deficit, and it look them less than a minute to tie the aggregate. Moisés Velasco sent in a corner kick that Francisco Canales failed to deal with and the ball nestled into the back of the net. 1-0 on the night and 1-1 on aggregate.

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Liga MX Referee Assignments: Clausura 2017 Semifinal Second Legs

The referees, assistant referees, and fourth officials for the second legs of the Clausura 2017 semifinals.

Chivas de Guadalajara vs Toluca
Referee: Luis Enrique Santander Aguirre
Assistant 1: José Luis Camargo Callado
Assistant 2: Juan Joel Rangel Maya
Fourth Official: Paul Enrique Delgadillo Haro

Tijuana vs Tigres UANL
Referee: Jorge Antonio Pérez Durán
Assistant 1: Alberto Morin Méndez
Assistant 2: Andrés Hernández Delgado
Fourth Official: Erick Yair Miranda Galindo

Clausura 2017 Semifinals – Second Legs: Where to Watch

The Clausura 2017 finalists will be determined this Sunday as Toluca, Chivas de Guadalajara, Tijuana, and Tigres UANL play the second legs of their semifinal series.

This is a total goals, aggregate score series; away goals are tiebreakers. Should both the aggregate and the away goals be tied at the end of a series, the higher seed will advance.

First leg results
Toluca 1-1 Chivas de Guadalajara
Tigres UANL 2-0 Tijuana

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Tigres UANL vs Tijuana – Semifinal First Leg Recap and Highlights

Tigres UANL continued their winning ways in the Clausura 2017 playoffs with a 2-0 victory against Tijuana in the first leg of their semifinal series.

The universitarios controlled possession from the opening whistle while the Xolos looked to defend and build out of the back. But just as Tijuana was getting somewhat settled on the field, Juan Carlos Valenzuela suffered an injury and had to be subbed out of the game.

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Toluca vs Chivas de Guadalajara – Semifinal First Leg Recap and Highlights

A pair of late goals saw Toluca and Chivas de Guadalajara draw 1-1 in the first leg of their Clausura 2017 semifinal series.

The Diablos Rojos started the game off well as they looked to make their home-field advantage count. Rubens Sambueza, Gabriel Hauche, and Pablo Barrientos looked dangerous up top, and Toluca persistently kept the ball in Guadalajara’s defensive third.

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Mexico Announces Roster for May/June Matches

The Mexican national team is about to enter a very busy stretch, beginning with two friendlies, then two World Cup qualifiers, and then the 2017 Confederations Cup – followed, later this summer, by the Gold Cup.

Juan Carlos Osorio has released a list of 32 players who will take part in Mexico’s upcoming matches, although not all 32 will join the camp – set to begin May 21st – at the same time, with club commitments delaying the arrival of several.

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Clausura 2017 Semifinals – First Legs: Where to Watch

The Clausura 2017 playoffs continue this week with the semifinals, which will be played over two legs.

This is a total goals, aggregate score series; away goals are tiebreakers. Should both the aggregate and the away goals be tied at the end of a series, the higher seed will advance.

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

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