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Semifinal Second Leg: Monterrey vs Monarcas Morelia – Recap and Highlights

Monterrey earned a comprehensive 4-0 victory against Monarcas Morelia in the second leg of their semifinal series to put the Rayados into the Gran Final with a 5-0 aggregate win.

It didn’t take the Rayados long to add to their aggregate lead, with Monterrey making it 1-0 (2-0) in just the 9th minute. Hugo González sent a long clearance to Rogelio Funes Mori, who let the ball bounce and then sent his volleyed shot past Sebastián Sosa.

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Semifinal First Leg: Monarcas Morelia vs Monterrey – Recap and Highlights

Monterrey earned a 0-1 away win against Monarcas Morelia in the first leg of their semifinal series thanks to a first-half penalty.

Monarcas started the game well in front of their home fans, who packed the Estadio Morelos. The hosts had the first good chance of the game in just the 3rd minute, when Rodrigo Millar saw his shot hit the crossbar with the goalkeeper beaten.

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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 Second Leg: Monarcas Morelia vs Toluca – Recap and Highlights

Monarcas Morelia overturned a first-leg deficit as they beat Toluca 2-1 in tonight’s second leg. With the series tied 3-3 on aggregate and away goals level at one each, Morelia advanced as the higher seed.

The night started off perfectly for the visitors, with Fernando Uribe running on to a long pass and beating Sebastián Sosa to make it 0-1 (1-3)  for Toluca in just the 4th minute.

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Quarterfinal First Leg: Toluca vs Monarcas Morelia – Recap and Highlights

In the first leg of their quarterfinal series, Toluca came from behind to claim a 2-1 win against Monarcas Morelia. Both of the Diablos Rojos goals came after the 90th minute as they stunned Morelia to change the complexion of this series.

Toluca looked dangerous early on with Rubens Sambueza playing in Alexis Canelo and Fernando Uribe, but the final touch was lacking. Then, in the 19th minute, Mario Osuna nearly gave Morelia the lead with his attempt that deflected off the defense and ended up just inches wide of the post.

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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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Necaxa vs Monarcas Morelia – Jornada 17 Recap and Highlights

Monarcas Morelia earned a 1-2 away win against Necaxa to keep the Rayos out of the playoffs. Morelia was already qualified for the Liguilla and was looking to improve their seeding with a win.

Although Necaxa’s need for points was greater, it was Morelia who came out attacking. Raúl Ruidíaz had the first good chance but Marcelo Barovero was able to make a stunning save to deny him.

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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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Monarcas Morelia vs Cruz Azul – Jornada 16 Recap and Highlights

Cruz Azul kept their playoff ambitions alive with a 1-2 away win against Monarcas Morelia. The result snapped a two-game losing streak for La Máquina, while ending a five-game unbeaten run for the michoacanos.

The game couldn’t have started better for the visitors, who took the lead in just the third minute. From a corner kick, Gabriel Peñalba out-jumped his defender and headed the ball on to the fair post where Felipe Mora knocked it home to make it 0-1.

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Disciplinary Report: Apertura 2017 Week 15

The Disciplinary Committee has suspended eight players, upheld a red card appeal, and opened an investigation into a coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 15 games.

Alexander Mejía of León and Jaine Barreiro of Atlas were given one-game suspensions for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity, while Osvaldo González of Toluca and Nicolás Castillo of Pumas UNAM were suspended one game for a lack of respect towards the match officials.

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