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.
Chivas de Guadalajara earned a dramatic 6-5 penalty shootout win against Correcaminos after a 2-2 draw in regulation.
Chivas looked the better side for much of the first half, but they weren’t able to capitalize on their opportunities. Finally, just before halftime, Oswaldo Alanís’s header was redirected into the net by the unfortunate Mario Valdez, whose own-goal made it 1-0.
In the second half, “Chofis” López made it 2-0 in the 62nd minute to put Chivas in firm control of the game.
After 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.
Querétaro won their first-ever Copa MX title with a penalty shootout win against Chivas de Guadalajara. After a 0-0 draw in regulation, Tiago Volpi became the hero of the shootout as the goalkeeper saved two penalties and scored one as the Gallos Blancos triumphed 3-2 from the spot.
The game started off as a cagey affair, with neither team wanting to give any opportunities to the other. The first good chance of the game came in the 20th minute, when Carlos Peña tried a shot from outside the box that Volpi got just enough on to send out for a corner kick.
In this Copa MX edition of the SuperClásico, América and Chivas de Guadalajara drew 1-1 in regulation, with El Rebaño emerging victorious in the ensuing penalty shootout.
The game started off well for the Águilas, as Michael Arroyo gave América the lead in the 19th minute. He collected a long pass, drove into the box, got around his defender, and beat Toño Rodríguez to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
Chivas immediately began pressing for an equalizer, and they had several good chances to find one. Perhaps the best chance of the half came in the 35th minute, when Néstor Calderón’s shot from distance was heading for the top corner until Hugo González got just enough on it to tip it into the woodwork.
Querétaro booked their spot in the Gran Final of the Apertura 2016 Copa Corona MX with a dramatic penalty shootout win against Toluca.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in regulation, which finished 0-0. That scoreline sent the game straight to a shootout, which the Gallos Blancos won 8-7 after nine rounds.
Toluca, unbeaten in the Estadio Alberto Chivo Córdoba this season, looked to keep that streak alive and began attacking early. Carlos Esquivel had the first chance for the hosts, but his shot was just off target.
San Luis twice took the lead and twice lost it before ultimately triumphing over Coras Tepic on penalties in this Clausura 2016 Copa MX quarterfinal. After regulation ended in a 2-2 draw, the game was decided from the penalty spot, where San Luis won 4-3.
The visitors took the lead in the 25th minute, when Leonardo Villagra pounced on a mistake in the back to send his diagonal shot into the back of the net. The hosts fought back to tie the game just before halftime, when they played a short corner for Matheus Goncalves, who crossed the ball to Abraham Coronado to make it 1-1. Continue reading →
Nine-man Necaxa scored a stoppage-time goal to tie Tijuana 1-1 and send this Copa MX quarterfinal to a penalty shootout. After seven rounds, Necaxa won the shootout 6-5 to advance to the 2016 Copa MX semifinals.
The hosts started the game off better and controlled the ball. However, they couldn’t turn their possession into dangerous chances, while Tijuana slowly grew into the game. Continue reading →