Chivas de Guadalajara earned their fourth Copa MX title with a penalty shootout win against Monarcas Morelia. After 90 goalless minutes, Miguel Jiménez became the hero as he saved three straight penalties to give Chivas the 3-1 shootout victory.
Morelia had the first clear chance of the game through Gabriel Lezcano, but his shot from outside the box went just over the crossbar. After that, Chivas began to control the run of play, although Morelia’s well-organized defense limited Guadalajara primarily to shots from mid- and long- range.
Tigres UANL defeated América on penalties after a 2-2 aggregate draw to win the Apertura 2016 league title.
The universitarios entered the Liguilla as the third seed, and they defeated sixth-seeded Pumas UNAM and seventh-seeded Necaxa in the quarter- and semi- finals, respectively, to set up a meeting with fifth-seeded América in the Gran Final.
After 120 minutes of insanity, Liga-MX-style, Tigres UANL were crowned champions of the Apertura 2016 after defeating América on penalties. A 0-0 draw in regulation (1-1 aggregate) sent the match to extra time, which finished 1-1 (2-2 aggregate) to send it all to penalties.
Nahuel Guzmán then made three straight saves in the shootout as Tigres won the title from the spot, 3-0.
The game was hard-fought from the opening whistle, with neither Tigres nor América willing to give an inch. The hosts had the best chance of the first half through Javier Aquino, who forced Moisés Muñoz into a spectacular save just past the half-hour mark.
Dorados de Sinaloa beat Atlante 1-0 in Sunday’s second leg to win the Apertura 2016 Ascenso MX title with a 4-2 aggregate victory. The victory gives Dorados not just a league title, but a ticket to next year’s promotion playoff for a spot in Liga MX – and if Dorados win the Clausura 2017 title as well, they would gain automatic promotion to the first division.
Querétaro won their first-ever Copa MX title with a penalty shootout win against Chivas de Guadalajara. After a 0-0 draw in regulation, Tiago Volpi became the hero of the shootout as the goalkeeper saved two penalties and scored one as the Gallos Blancos triumphed 3-2 from the spot.
The game started off as a cagey affair, with neither team wanting to give any opportunities to the other. The first good chance of the game came in the 20th minute, when Carlos Peña tried a shot from outside the box that Volpi got just enough on to send out for a corner kick.
Pachuca scored a stoppage-time goal to win the Clausura 2016 league title after a 2-1 aggregate victory over Monterrey.
The Tuzos entered the Liguilla as the second seed, and they defeated seventh-seeded Santos Laguna and third-seeded León in the quarter- and semi-finals, respectively, to set up a meeting with superlíder Monterrey in the Gran Final.
10-man Pachuca scored a stoppage-time goal to stun the crowd in the Estadio BBVA Bancomer, with the 1-1 draw (2-1 aggregate victory) giving the Tuzos their sixth league title at the expense of Monterrey. The Rayados outplayed Pachuca for the majority of the match, but Óscar “Conejo” Pérez was in great form to keep the hosts from capitalizing on their chances.
Monterrey needed to score due to their first-leg defeat, and they came out looking to do exactly that. The Rayados found their first opportunity in just the 3rd minute through Edwin Cardona, but Pérez sent the shot out for a corner kick. Monterrey quickly created more chances through Dorlan Pabón and Walter Ayoví as they dominated possession and kept the ball in Pachuca’s defensive third, but they couldn’t find the back of the net.
After a 2-0 (3-0 aggregate) victory over FC Juárez in the Final por el Ascenso Promotion Playoff, Necaxa will be returning to the first division after a five-year absence.
FC Juárez went on the attack from the opening kick in Saturday’s second leg, looking to overturn the first-leg deficit in front of their home fans. The Bravos had the ball in the back of the net in the 23rd minute through Leandro Carrijo, but the would-be goal was disallowed for offside.
Tigres UANL saw off a valiant comeback attempt by Pumas UNAM to win the Apertura 2015 league title on penalties after a 4-4 aggregate draw.
Tigres entered the Liguilla as the fifth seed, knocking off fourth-seeded Jaguares de Chiapas and second-seeded Toluca in the quarter- and semi-finals, respectively, to set up a meeting with superlíder Pumas UNAM in the Gran Final.