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.
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.
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.
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.
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.