Category Archives: Copa MX

Apertura 2017 Copa MX Final Set

A week after the Copa MX semifinals concluded with Pachuca defeating Atlante – and two weeks after the first finalist, Monterrey, booked their spot with a victory against América – the schedule for the Gran Final has been announced.

The Apertura 2017 Copa MX was disrupted when the Round of Sixteen was rescheduled following the earthquakes that struck Mexico this fall, which caused a domino effect with all the subsequent rounds. The final was originally slated for November 2nd, but after all of the reshuffling, it will now be played on December 21st.

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Copa MX Semifinals: Pachuca vs Atlante – Recap and Highlights

Pachuca booked their spot in the Gran Final of the Apertura 2017 Copa Corona MX after beating Atlante 2-0.

The Tuzos took control of the game early. In the fourth minute, Jonathan Urretaviscaya sent the ball into the box and Omar González headed it past the keeper to make it 1-0 for the hosts.

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Copa MX Semifinals: Monterrey vs América – Recap and Highlights

Monterrey booked their spot in the Gran Final of the Apertura 2017 Copa MX after beating América 3-0 on penalties following a 0-0 draw in regulation.

Both teams came out attacking, and the Rayados looked to make their home-field advantage count. Early on, Dorlan Pabón hit the crossbar as Monterrey came close to taking the lead.

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Apertura 2017 Copa MX Semifinals: Where to Watch

The first Copa MX finalist will be determined this week when Monterrey hosts América.

The two semifinals have been scheduled a week apart, so the winner of Monterrey/América will have to wait to find out their opponent.

The semifinals are single-elimination games at the home of the higher seed. Should regulation end in a draw, the game will advance directly to penalty kicks (no extra time will be played).

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

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Copa MX Quarterfinals: Pachuca vs Tijuana – Recap and Highlights

The quarterfinal round of the Apertura 2017 Copa MX wrapped up tonight with Pachuca earning a comprehensive 4-0 win against Tijuana.

The hosts opened the scoring in the 14th minute after receiving a penalty kick. Franco Jara converted the spot kick to make it 1-0 for Pachuca. Five minutes later, Tijuana had a penalty of their own after Alfonso Blanco was called for a foul in the box, but the goalkeeper proceeded to save Víctor Malcorra’s attempt to keep the Tuzos in front.

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Apertura 2017 Copa MX Semifinals Set

The quarterfinal round has wrapped up and four teams have advanced to the Copa MX semifinals. Three Liga MX teams and one from Ascenso MX will now compete for a spot in the Gran Final.

The semifinal matches are as follows:

Pachuca vs Atlante
Monterrey vs América

The dates and times of the semifinal games will be announced in the next few days.

Update – The complete schedule is as follows:

Copa MX Semifinals
Wednesday, November 15
Monterrey vs América – 9:30 PM
Wednesday, November 21
Pachuca vs Atlante – 10:00 PM

Copa MX Quarterfinals: América vs Querétaro – Recap and Highlights

América took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Querétaro came back for a 1-1 draw in this Copa MX quarterfinal. The Águilas ultimately triumphed from the penalty spot, however, as they beat the Gallos Blancos 2-0 in the shootout to advance to the semifinals.

América opened the scoring in the 13th minute through Oribe Peralta, whose header beat Tiago Volpi to make it 1-0.

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Copa MX Quarterfinals: Monterrey vs Santos Laguna – Recap and Highlights

Santos Laguna took the lead in this Copa MX quarterfinal, but they were quickly overwhelmed by Monterrey, with the Rayados coming back for an emphatic 4-1 win.

The visitors started the game off well and they took the lead in the 12th minute. Juan Carrizo made the initial save, but the goalkeeper’s parry fell for Jonathan Rodríguez, who ran on to the loose ball and made it 0-1 for the Laguneros.

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Copa MX Quarterfinals: Chivas de Guadalajara vs Atlante – Recap and Highlights

Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Atlante came back for a 1-1 draw to send this Copa MX quarterfinal to a penalty shootout. The Potros completed the comeback from the spot, winning the shootout 5-3 to advance to the semifinals, while reigning cup champion Chivas was eliminated.

The hosts had several good chances to open the scoring in the first half, but the breakthrough didn’t come until the 48th minute. Carlos Cisneros took the ball to the end-line before sending a low cross to the far post where Carlos Fierro finished it off to make it 1-0.

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Apertura 2017 Copa MX Quarterfinals: Where to Watch

The knockout rounds of the Apertura 2017 Copa MX continue this week with the quarterfinal round.

These games are single-elimination at the home of the higher seed. Should regulation end in a draw, the game will advance directly to penalty kicks (no extra time will be played).

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

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