Chivas de Guadalajara is the historic first champion of Liga MX Femenil after claiming the title in the league’s inaugural Apertura 2017 season. Chivas overcame a first-leg deficit to beat Pachuca 3-2 on aggregate in the Gran Final.
32,466 fans were in the Estadio Chivas to see the second leg, an attendance record for Liga MX Femenil, and the hosts sent the fans home happy.
In the first leg of the historic first-ever Liga MX Femenil Gran Final, Pachuca earned a 2-0 victory against Chivas de Guadalajara. The game drew a Liga MX Femenil-record 28,955 to the Estadio Hidalgo.
The first chance of the game went to the visitors, with Brenda Viramontes trying her luck, but Pachuca goalkeeper Alejandría Godínez made the save. With the support of the crowd, the Tuzas quickly grew into the game and began to control possession.
The Apertura 2017 Liga MX Femenil Gran Final will be played over two legs this week. On Monday, Pachuca will host Chivas de Guadalajara in the first leg; on Friday, Chivas will host Pachuca in the second leg.
The final is an aggregate, total-goals series; away goals are not tiebreakers. If the aggregate is tied at the end of the second leg, the title will be decided on penalties.
Chivas de Guadalajara closed out their season with a 0-2 away win against León. El Rebaño were already out of playoff contention before kickoff, while León, already qualified, was looking to improve their seeding.
The hosts had chances from the opening whistle, with Mauro Boselli, Andrés Andrade, and Elías Hernández all causing problems for Guadalajara’s defense. However, La Fiera couldn’t find the breakthrough and Chivas grew into the game.
América came from two goals down on the night to tie Chivas de Guadalajara 2-2, but the Águilas couldn’t overcome the first-leg deficit as they fell 6-4 on aggregate in the Liga MX Femenil semifinals.
The visitors came into this game with a 4-2 aggregate lead, and it didn’t take long for them to add to it. In the 9th minute, Brenda Viramontes pounced on a defensive miscue – a badly mis-hit clearance – to make it 1-0 (5-2) in favor of Chivas.
In the Apertura 2017 edition of the Clásico Tapatío, Atlas claimed the bragging rights with a 1-2 away win against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result snaps a two-game winning streak for El Rebaño, while the Rojinegros are now unbeaten in six.
Atlas had the first good chance of the game in the third minute, when Milton Caraglio put his header on frame, but Rodolfo Cota was there to make the save. Then, in the 28th minute, the visitors opened the scoring.
In the first leg of their Apertura 2017 Liga MX Femenil semifinal, Chivas de Guadalajara came from behind to beat América 4-2.
The Águilas opened the scoring in the 29th minute with league-leading goalscorer Lucero Cuevas scoring from inside the box to make it 0-1 for the visitors. Three minutes later, América made it 0-2 as Daniela Espinosa finished off a through-ball to give the Águilas what looked like a comfortable lead.
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.