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Copa MX Final: Chivas de Guadalajara vs Monarcas Morelia

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.

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Clausura 2017 Copa MX Final: Where to Watch

The Copa MX champion will be determined this Wednesday when Chivas de Guadalajara hosts Monarcas Morelia in the Gran Final.

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.

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Disciplinary Report: Apertura 2016 Gran Final

disciplinary reportThe Disciplinary Committee has suspended four players and upheld a red-card appeal in the aftermath of Sunday’s Gran Final second leg.

Firstly, América’s petition of non-conformity regarding the red card given to Paolo Goltz was confirmed and as a result he will be cleared to play in the upcoming Clausura 2017.

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Tigres UANL vs América – Gran Final Second Leg Recap and Highlights

tigres americaAfter 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.

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Apertura 2016 Gran Final Second Leg Preview

liga mxSunday, December 25
Tigres UANL (3) vs América (5) – 7:30 PM – Univision / Univision Deportes 
First leg: América 1-1 Tigres
Tigres UANL will host the decisive second leg of the Gran Final on Christmas Day. The universitarios didn’t have the best record at home in the Volcán during the regular season, with just three wins from nine matches, but they will look to their league-leading defense to keep the Águilas off the board.

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Liga MX Referee Assignments: Apertura 2016 Final Second Leg

liga mxThe referee, assistant referees, and fourth official for the second leg of the Apertura 2016 final.

América vs Tigres UANL
Referee: Jorge Isaác Rojas Castillo
Assistant 1: Juan Joel Rangel Maya
Assistant 2: Mario Jesús López Carrillo
Fourth Official: Fernando Guerrero Ramírez

Apertura 2016 Gran Final – Second Leg: Where to Watch

liga mxThe champion of the Apertura 2016 will be crowned on Christmas day as Tigres UANL hosts América in the second leg of the Gran Final.

The 1-1 draw in the first leg leaves everything to play for here in a game that will be winner-takes-all. The final is a total goals, aggregate score series; away goals are not tiebreakers. Should the aggregate remain tied at the end of the second leg, the match will proceed to extra time and penalties, if needed.

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América vs Tigres UANL – Final First Leg Recap and Highlights

america tigresAmérica and Tigres UANL left everything to play for in Sunday’s second leg after a 1-1 draw on Thursday night.

América had a golden opportunity to take the lead in the 28th minute, when Paul Delgadillo awarded a penalty kick for a foul by Jesús Dueñas on Oribe Peralta. Peralta himself stepped up to take the PK, but he slammed it into the crossbar to keep the game 0-0.

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Apertura 2016 Gran Final First Leg Preview

liga mxThursday, December 22
América vs Tigres UANL – 10:00 PM – Univision Deportes
América (5th) will host the first leg of the Gran Final just days after flying home from Japan, where the Águilas finished fourth in the 2016 Club World Cup. That tournament caused a lengthy delay between the semifinals and the final, and América will hope that staying match-fit will offset the effects of fatigue and international travel; Tigres UANL will be rested, but possibly rusty after not having any competitive matches for 18 days.

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Liga MX Referee Assignments: Apertura 2016 Final First Leg

liga mxThe referee, assistant referees, and fourth official for the first leg of the Apertura 2016 final.

América vs Tigres UANL
Referee: Paul Enrique Delgadillo Haro
Assistant 1: Marvin César Torrentera Rivera
Assistant 2: Andrés Hernández Delgado
Fourth Official: Erick Yair Miranda Galindo