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Tigres UANL vs León – Gran Final First Leg Recap and Highlights

Tigres UANL took the advantage in the first leg of the Clausura 2019 Gran Final with a 1-0 victory against León.

Tigres came out attacking as they looked to put their home-field advantage to good use, and they had a pair of early opportunities through André-Pierre Gignac and Eduardo Vargas. At the other end, Vinicio Angulo had a chance in the 9th minute after being played in by Ángel Mena, but he couldn’t put his attempt on target.

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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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Monterrey vs Tigres UANL – Semifinal Recap and Highlights

Monterrey took the lead in this Clásico Regio semifinal series with a 1-0 victory against Tigres UANL in Wednesday’s first leg.

The Rayados came out attacking as they looked to make their home-field advantage count, and Rogelio Funes Mori had a very early chance saved by Nahuel Guzmán. Tigres did not sit back to defend, but pressed forward themselves, and Luis Quiñones had a good chance in the 12th minute but his attempt was high.

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Clausura 2019 Semifinals – First Legs – Where to Watch

The Clausura 2019 playoffs continue this week with the first legs of the semifinal round.

The semifinals are a total goals, aggregate score series; away goals are tiebreakers. Should the aggregate and away goals both be tied at the end of the second leg, the higher seed will advance.

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

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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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Necaxa vs Monterrey – Quarterfinal Recap and Highlights

Necaxa got their quarterfinal series off to a good start with a 1-0 victory against Monterrey, who played the majority of the game with 10 after a first-half red card.

The game started off well for the visitors, who put pressure on Necaxa and had a few chances through Avilés Hurtado and Dorlan Pabón. They couldn’t find too many clear chances, though, although Hugo González came close to gifting them a goal after mishandling a free kick in the 20th minute. However, the keeper was able to recover and grab the ball out of the air before it made it over the line. Continue reading

Tijuana vs León – Quarterfinal Recap and Highlights

León took a comfortable lead in the first leg of this quarterfinal series with a 1-3 away win against Tijuana.

The game started off fairly evenly, with León looking somewhat stronger but neither team taking firm control. Then, in the 31st minute, the visitors took the lead. William Tesillo took the ball upfield and played José Juan Macías into the box, where he turned and beat Manuel Gibrán Lajud to make it 0-1.

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Pachuca vs Tigres UANL – Quarterfinal Recap and Highlights

Pachuca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Tigres UANL came back for a 1-1 draw in the first leg of this quarterfinal series.

The Tuzos were perfect at home in the regular season, and they came out looking for a ninth straight win in the Estadio Hidalgo. The game was even, though, with neither team able to take control. Then, in the 18th minute, an own-goal gave Pachuca the lead.

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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

Clausura 2019 Quarterfinal Previews: Wednesday’s Games

Pachuca vs Tigres UANL – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Pachuca (7th) finished off the regular season with a 2-1 loss to León, a result that ended their five-game unbeaten streak. They’ll look to bounce back in their quarterfinal opener, and they were unbeaten at home in the regular season, amassing an 8-0-0 record in the Estadio Hidalgo. They’ll look to put that home field advantage to good use here, especially knowing that they failed to win a single game on the road in the Clausura 2019. The Tuzos will need to get this series off to a good start if they want to advance. Pachuca was also plagued by defensive difficulties this season, and they allowed the most goals of any of the Liguilla teams – on the other hand, they allowed just five goals in their eight home matches, while scoring 26 of their own. Continue reading