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Clausura 2019 Semifinal Preview: Sunday’s Game

León vs América – 9:06 PM – Univision Deportes
First leg: América 0-1 León

León (1st) is in good position to advance after their away win in the first leg. Any win or draw would put them through to the final, as would a 0-1 loss – and every single one of their home games this season reflected one of those scenarios: seven wins, one draw, and one 0-1 loss. León also has both the best attacking record and the best defensive record in the league; they would have to lose while conceding 2+ goals to fail to advance, and that happened just once in their 17 regular season games. In other words, La Fiera will like their chances in this one.

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América vs León – Semifinal Recap and Highlights

Superlíderes León took the advantage in their semifinal series with a 0-1 away win against América.

The Águilas looked the better team for long stretches, despite finding themselves in a situation where their “home” leg was played 140 miles from their home stadium – the game was relocated to Querétaro’s La Corregidora due to state-of-emergency levels of pollution in and around Mexico City due to brush fires.

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Cruz Azul vs América – Quarterfinal Recap and Highlights

Cruz Azul won the battle but lost the war as they beat América 1-0 on the night, but lost 3-2 on aggregate in this Clásico Joven quarterfinal series.

La Máquina came out attacking, knowing they needed at least two goals to overturn América’s first-leg lead. José Madueña had an early chance go just wide, while Jonathan Rodríguez found himself in dangerous positions multiple times, but was unable to convert any of his chances.

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América vs Cruz Azul – Quarterfinal Recap and Highlights

América took the lead in the first leg of this Clásico Joven quarterfinal series with a 3-1 victory against Cruz Azul.

Cruz Azul came out attacking and they had a penalty shout in just the second minute as Agustín Marchesín came off his line to stop Orbelín Pineda, getting the ball but also bringing down the player; then, when the keeper went to gather the loose ball, he brought down Yoshimar Yotún. But neither the referee nor VAR called a penalty and play continued.

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Clausura 2019 Quarterfinal Previews: Thursday’s Games

Necaxa vs Monterrey – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Necaxa (6th) finished off the regular season with a 1-0 victory against Querétaro to send them into the playoffs with a four-game unbeaten streak. The Rayos are also unbeaten at home in four and lost just once at home in the regular season. However, they also had more draws than victories in the Estadio Victoria and accumulated the fewest home points of any of the playoff teams; they also scored the fewest home goals: 12 in eight games. Necaxa had a better record on the road, but they’ll still be looking to put their home-field advantage to good use as they start their quarterfinal series in this one. Continue reading

América vs Santos Laguna – Jornada 16 Recap and Highlights

América earned a 1-0 victory against Santos Laguna in a game that finished 10 vs 10. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for the Águilas and puts them firmly back into the playoff fight, while the Laguneros have now lost two of their last three and are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.

América came out attacking as they looked to put their home-field advantage to good use, and they found the first chance in the 6th minute. Emanuel Aguilera got his head to a corner kick, but his attempt was deflected off Julio César Furch.

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Toluca vs América – Jornada 15 Recap and Highlights

Toluca took, lost, and then regained the lead as they earned a 3-2 home victory against América. The result keeps the Diablos Rojos unbeaten in three and keeps them in playoff contention, while the Águilas are now winless in three.

The afternoon started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 4th minute. Federico Mancuello received a cut-back from Emmanuel Gigliotti and chipped the ball past Agustín Marchesín to make it 1-0.

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América Wins 6th Copa MX Title

Club América beat FC Juárez by the minimum difference in the Clausura 2019 Copa MX final on Wednesday night, giving the Águilas their sixth cup title in the professional era – the most of any team.

FC Juárez came out attacking as they looked to be the first second-division side to win the title since 2012, and they had the first clear chance of the game in the 14th minute when Lucas Xavier tried his luck from distance and was inches away from opening the scoring.

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Tijuana vs América – Jornada 13 Recap and Highlights

Tijuana got revenge after América knocked them out of the Copa MX in midweek by handing the Águilas a 3-2 defeat in league play. The result extends the Xolos’ home winning streak to five, while América saw their five-game unbeaten streak halted.

The game started off well for the Águilas, who took the lead in the 13th minute. Guido Rodríguez sent a long-range effort unerringly into the back of the net to make it 0-1 for the visitors.

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América vs Tigres UANL – Jornada 12 Recap and Highlights

América earned a 3-0 victory against Tigres UANL to continue their climb up the table. The result gives the Águilas three wins in a row while the universitarios saw their eight-game unbeaten streak brought to a halt.

The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 5th minute. Bruno Valdez took advantage of an error by Nahuel Guzmán, who came off his line and got stranded, to finish off his own rebound off the crossbar and make it 1-0 for the Águilas.

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