A confrontation between Miguel Ángel Ponce of Chivas de Guadalajara and Jesús Dueñas of Tigres UANL at the end of the second leg of the Gran Final sparked an investigation by the Disciplinary Committee, which has now made its ruling.
The Committee has suspended both Ponce and Dueñas for one game and has also fined both players an undisclosed amount.
At the conclusion of Monterrey’s 0-2 loss to Tigres UANL in the second leg of their quarterfinal series (Tigres won 6-1 on aggregate), there were “incidents in the stands and exit areas of the Estadio BBVA Bancomer between fans of both teams”.
Chivas de Guadalajara beat Tigres UANL 2-1 (4-3 aggregate) to win the Clausura 2017 league title.
El Rebaño entered the Liguilla as the third seed, and they defeated sixth-seeded Atlas and fourth-seeded Toluca in the quarter- and semi- finals, respectively, to set up a meeting with seventh-seeded Tigres in the Gran Final.
The Clausura 2017 champion will be decided on Sunday night when Chivas de Guadalajara hosts Tigres UANL in the decisive second leg of the Gran Final.
Thursday’s first leg finished in a 2-2 draw, which leaves the series delicately balanced. There are no tiebreakers in the Gran Final, so any aggregate draw will send the game to extra time and then penalties if needed; the second leg is therefore a winner-takes-all affair.
Ricardo La Volpe parted ways with América at the end of the Clausura 2017 regular season, after a final-day draw against Pachuca kept the Águilas out of the playoffs. Miguel Herrera was immediately rumored as the replacement, and today América confirmed “Piojo” as coach for the upcoming Apertura 2017 season.
Nuestro DT para el Apertura 2017 será Miguel Herrera.