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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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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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Quarterfinal Second Leg: América vs Cruz Azul – Recap and Highlights

In the second leg of their Clásico Joven quarterfinal series, América and Cruz Azul once again played out a high-intensity but goalless draw. With the aggregate stubbornly remaining 0-0, América advanced due to the higher seed tiebreaker.

Cruz Azul traveled to the Estadio Azteca obligated to score; a draw would be enough for them so long as they managed an away goal. La Máquina had chances, with Francisco Silva sending a free kick towards the upper left corner, only for Guido Rodríguez to head the ball clear. Later, Felipe Mora forced a good save out of Agustín Marchesín with his point-blank header.

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Liga MX Apertura 2017 Semifinals Set

The quarterfinals wrapped up this Sunday with all four higher seeds advancing. Monterrey, the superlíder, was the only team to win their quarterfinal series outright, with Tigres UANL, América, and Monarcas Morelia all needing tiebreakers to advance after aggregate draws.

Those four teams will now face off in the semifinals this week, with the first legs in midweek and the return legs over the weekend. Tigres and América will play Wednesday and Saturday, with Monterrey and Morelia playing Thursday and Sunday.

The complete schedule and match-ups are as follows:

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Quarterfinal First Leg: Cruz Azul vs América – Recap and Highlights

Despite two red cards and a penalty, neither team could find the breakthrough as the first leg of this Clásico Joven quarterfinal series finished 0-0.

Cruz Azul’s first good chance came in the 17th minute, when Gerry Flores and Édgar Mendez combined on the right. The Spaniard sent a low ball back towards the top of the box for Francisco Silva, but he couldn’t get the power on his shot and Agustín Marchesín easily scooped up the ball.

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Liga MX Apertura 2017 Playoffs Set

The eight finalists are known and the seeds are set. Monterrey, Tigres UANL, América, Monarcas Morelia, Toluca, Cruz Azul, León, and Atlas will now face off for the Apertura 2017 title.

The quarterfinals will begin this week, with the first legs in midweek and the return legs over the weekend.  There is one clásico in this round, with América and Cruz Azul contesting the Clásico Joven.

The complete match-ups are as follows:

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Copa MX Semifinals: Monterrey vs América – Recap and Highlights

Monterrey booked their spot in the Gran Final of the Apertura 2017 Copa MX after beating América 3-0 on penalties following a 0-0 draw in regulation.

Both teams came out attacking, and the Rayados looked to make their home-field advantage count. Early on, Dorlan Pabón hit the crossbar as Monterrey came close to taking the lead.

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Femenil Semifinals: América vs Chivas de Guadalajara – Second Leg

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.

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Apertura 2017 Copa MX Semifinals Set

The quarterfinal round has wrapped up and four teams have advanced to the Copa MX semifinals. Three Liga MX teams and one from Ascenso MX will now compete for a spot in the Gran Final.

The semifinal matches are as follows:

Pachuca vs Atlante
Monterrey vs América

The dates and times of the semifinal games will be announced in the next few days.

Update – The complete schedule is as follows:

Copa MX Semifinals
Wednesday, November 15
Monterrey vs América – 9:30 PM
Wednesday, November 21
Pachuca vs Atlante – 10:00 PM

Disciplinary Report: Apertura 2017 Week 16

The Disciplinary Committee has suspended one player and completed an investigation in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 16 games.

The lone suspension goes to Diego Valdés of Monarcas Morelia, who will miss La Monarquía’s final regular-season game for a lack of respect towards the match officials.

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