The hosts started the game off well and they had a few chances in the early going. Then, in the 20th minute, Rodolfo Cota was called for a foul in the box on Jorge Benítez, and La Máquina was given the chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot.
The dates and location for the 2017 Campeón de Campeones and SuperCopa MX games have been announced, and for the second consecutive year the doubleheader will be played at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, the home of the LA Galaxy.
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.
Michael Pérez of Chivas de Guadalajara was given a one-game suspension for serious foul play, while Juan Ignacio González of León was suspended one game for violent conduct.
Chivas has reached the final 11 times before, but has only won it three times; they finished runner-up on the other eight occasions – including last season, where they fell to Querétaro on penalties. Their most recent cup victory came in the Apertura 2015, where they defeated León 1-0.
Pachuca’s goal drought has now stretched to five games as the Tuzos drew 0-0 with 10-man Chivas de Guadalajara. The result keeps Pachuca unbeaten at home this season but winless in five overall, while Chivas is now winless in two.
The hosts started the game off brightly as they looked to snap their poor run of form in front of their home crowd. But Rodolfo Cota was alert to the danger and the Chivas netminder turned into the star of the game for the visitors as he made a number of impressive saves to keep the game goalless.
The universitarios took an early lead and never looked back in this one. In just the 5th minute, André-Pierre Gignac headed home a corner kick to make it 1-0 for Tigres.
José Juan Vázquez of León and Adrián Cortés of Puebla were given one-game suspensions for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
Chivas de Guadalajara overcame a two-goal deficit and scored a stoppage-time goal to beat Puebla 3-2 on Saturday night. The result keeps El Rebaño unbeaten in four and returns them to the top of the table, while Puebla is now winless in four and has dropped into last.
The visitors started the game off well, although Chivas began to generate chances of their own about 15 minutes it. Cristian Campestrini was called into action to stop Alan Pulido on more than one occasion, but the netminder was up to the task.
The hosts nearly snatched the lead just moments after the opening whistle, when a breakdown in the back for Chivas allowed Dorlan Pabón in on goal. However, the striker sent his shot over the net.
The Rayados kept the pressure on and in the 21st minute they opened the scoring. Pabón centered the ball for Rogelio Funes Mori, who lifted it over the keeper to make it 1-0.