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Tijuana vs Monarcas Morelia – Quarterfinal Second Leg Recap and Highlights

Tijuana beat Monarcas Morelia 2-0 in the second leg of their quarterfinal series, giving the superlíderes a 2-1 aggregate victory and a spot in the semifinals.

The Xolos had the league’s most prolific attack in the regular season, and they were looking to show that their shutout loss to Morelia in the first leg was simply a fluke. All Tijuana needed here was one goal, and they were determined to get it.

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Monarcas Morelia vs Tijuana – Quarterfinal First Leg Recap and Highlights

Monarcas Morelia earned a 1-0 victory over Tijuana in the first leg of their Clausura 2017 quarterfinal series. The shutout may prove to be just as important as the win, as Morelia was able to prevent the Xolos from picking up any away goals.

Morelia started the game off strongly and they took the lead just 10 minutes in. Jefferson Cuero sent a low cross to the far post, where Miguel Ángel Sansores knocked it back across goal, sending the ball into Gibrán Lajud and into the back of the net.

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Clausura 2017 Quarterfinals – First Legs: Where to Watch

The qualified teams are known and the schedule is set. The Clausura 2017 playoffs begin this week with the quarterfinals, which will be played over two legs.

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

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

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Liga MX Clausura 2017 Playoffs Set

The eight finalists are known and the seeds are set. Tijuana, Monterrey, Chivas de Guadalajara, Toluca, Santos Laguna, Atlas, Tigres UANL, and Monarcas Morelia will now face off for the Clausura 2017 title.

The quarterfinals will begin this week, with the first legs this Wednesday and Thursday and the return legs coming over the weekend. There are two clásicos in this round, with Monterrey and Tigres facing off in the Clásico Regio and Chivas and Atlas contesting the Clásico Tapatío.

The complete match-ups are as follows:

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Monterrey vs Monarcas Morelia – Jornada 17 Recap and Highlights

Monarcas Morelia scored a dramatic stoppage-time goal to beat Monterrey 1-2 – and, more importantly, maintain their place in the first division.

The michoacanos had taken the lead in the 31st minute and it looked like they were going to hold on it right up until the 86th minute, when Emanuel Loeschbor was called for a penalty.

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Clausura 2017 Relegation Watch: One Game Remaining

The Clausura 2017 relegation fight will be decided on the final day. With one game left to play, relegation has come down to Jaguares de Chiapas and Monarcas Morelia.

Mathematically, Veracruz is still technically involved in the fight, but in reality the Tiburones Rojos are essentially safe as the only way they could be relegated is if they lose, Morelia and Jaguares both win, and Jaguares manage to overturn a 12-goal deficit in goal difference.

Current relegation standings:

16 Veracruz 117 101 1.1584 (-38 GD)
17 Morelia 115 101 1.1386 (-29 GD)
18 Jaguares 114 101 1.1287 (-50 GD)

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Monarcas Morelia vs Pumas UNAM – Jornada 16 Recap and Highlights

Monarcas Morelia put their destiny in their own hands with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Pumas UNAM. The victory lifts Morelia above Jaguares in the relegation standings and means La Monarquía control their own fate going into the final game of the season.

The pressure looked to be weighing on Morelia early, with Pumas having the better of the run of play. But in the 20th minute, the hosts pounced on an error to take the lead. Alfredo Saldívar didn’t deal well with a back-pass from Abraham González, and Aldo Rocha was there to steal the ball. Saldívar fouled him, and Morelia had a penalty.

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Clausura 2017 Relegation Watch: Two Games Remaining

The Clausura 2017 relegation fight is set to come right down to the wire. With two games left to play, there are four teams still mathematically involved in the relegation fight: Monarcas Morelia, Jaguares de Chiapas, Veracruz, and Puebla.

Current relegation standings:

15 Puebla 118 100 1.1800
16 Veracruz 114 100 1.1400
17 Jaguares 113 100 1.1300
18 Morelia 112 100 1.1200

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Necaxa vs Monarcas Morelia – Jornada 15 Recap and Highlights

Necaxa scored in stoppage time to earn a 2-1 win against Monarcas Morelia. The result is a second consecutive win for the Rayos and a second consecutive loss for the Monaraquía; it also leaves Morelia winless in five and drops them into last place in the relegation standings, pending Veracruz’s result on Sunday.

The visitors had a pair of chances in the opening minutes, but a deflection kept the first one out and the second was off target. Then, in the 10th minute, Necaxa opened the scoring. Edson Puch received the ball outside the box and sent his low shot past the keeper to make it 1-0.

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Clausura 2017 Relegation Watch: Three Games Remaining

With three games left to play in the Clausura 2017 season, there are four teams still mathematically involved in the relegation fight: Veracruz, Monarcas Morelia, Jaguares de Chiapas, and Puebla.

Current relegation standings:

# Team Points Games Average
15 Puebla 118 99 1.1919
16 Monarcas Morelia 112 99 1.1313
17 Jaguares de Chiapas 112 99 1.1313
18 Veracruz 111 99 1.1212

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