Semifinal Second Leg: Monterrey vs Monarcas Morelia – Recap and Highlights

Monterrey earned a comprehensive 4-0 victory against Monarcas Morelia in the second leg of their semifinal series to put the Rayados into the Gran Final with a 5-0 aggregate win.

It didn’t take the Rayados long to add to their aggregate lead, with Monterrey making it 1-0 (2-0) in just the 9th minute. Hugo González sent a long clearance to Rogelio Funes Mori, who let the ball bounce and then sent his volleyed shot past Sebastián Sosa.

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Apertura 2017 Gran Final Set

The semifinals have wrapped up and the Apertura 2017 finalists have been determined. The top two seeds advanced to the final, and Monterrey and Tigres UANL will now face off to determine the Apertura 2017 Liga MX Champion.

This will be the first Clásico Regio Gran Final; the two regional rivals have never before faced off in a Liga MX final, although they have played each other five times in other rounds of the Liguilla.

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Semifinal Second Leg: Tigres UANL vs América – Recap and Highlights

Tigres UANL earned a 3-0 win against nine-man América in the second leg of their semifinal series to put the universitarios into the Gran Final with a 4-0 aggregate win. This will be Tigres’ third straight appearance in the final.

América came out attacking as they looked to overturn the first-leg deficit, but it was the hosts who always looked more likely to open the scoring. Tigres hit the woodwork twice, through Enner Valencia and André-Pierre Gignac, but neither team was able to find the breakthrough in the first half.

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Apertura 2017 Semifinals: Second Legs – Where to Watch

The Apertura 2017 playoffs continue this weekend with the second legs of the semifinals.

The semis are 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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2018 World Cup Draw: Mexico in Group F

The draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia was held this Friday, with Mexico being placed into Group F.

El Tri will face Germany, Sweden, and South Korea.

Mexico will open their World Cup campaign against the reigning champions Germany on June 17th before facing South Korea on the 23rd and wrapping up group play against Sweden on the 27th.

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Semifinal First Leg: Monarcas Morelia vs Monterrey – Recap and Highlights

Monterrey earned a 0-1 away win against Monarcas Morelia in the first leg of their semifinal series thanks to a first-half penalty.

Monarcas started the game well in front of their home fans, who packed the Estadio Morelos. The hosts had the first good chance of the game in just the 3rd minute, when Rodrigo Millar saw his shot hit the crossbar with the goalkeeper beaten.

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Semifinal First Leg: América vs Tigres UANL – Recap and Highlights

A controversial penalty kick gave Tigres UANL a 0-1 away win against América in the first leg of their semifinal series.

The visiting universitarios put the pressure on from the start, with André-Pierre Gignac forcing a good save out of Agustín Marchesín in the third minute. Marchesín was then called into action against Eduardo Vargas, with the keeper making a fingertip save to keep Tigres off the board in the 12th minute.

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Cruz Azul Parts Ways with Paco Jémez

Cruz Azul has confirmed that, “by mutual agreement”, Francisco “Paco” Jémez has left the head coaching position with the club. La Máquina and Jémez decided not to renew the coach’s contract for the Clausura 2018 season.

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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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Apertura 2017 Semifinals – First Legs: Where to Watch

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

The semis are 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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