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Copa MX Round of 16 Postponed

Following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, Liga MX has postponed the Copa MX Round of Sixteen.

It was first announced that the América/Cruz Azul game would need to be rescheduled. Then Liga MX announced that the entire slate of matches, originally set to be played between Tuesday, September 19, and Thursday, September 21, would be rescheduled.

The new dates and times for the Round of Sixteen will be announced in the next few days.

Update: The games have been rescheduled for October 24-25.


Copa MX Round of 16: Where to Watch

The knockout rounds of the Apertura 2017 Copa Corona MX begin this Tuesday with the round of sixteen.

These games are single-elimination at the home of the higher seed. Should regulation end in a draw, the game will advance directly to penalty kicks (no extra time will be played).

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

UPDATE: After Tuesday’s earthquake, the Round of 16 has been postponed

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Apertura 2017 Copa MX Round of 16 Set

The group stage of the Apertura 2017 Copa Corona MX has wrapped up and the first knockout round is around the corner.

The nine group winners and seven best second-place teams advanced to the Round of Sixteen, where they were seeded and paired up based on the number of points earned in the group stage.

The Round of Sixteen games will be held between September 19th and 21st.

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Copa MX Round of 16: Tijuana vs América

Tijuana beat América by the minimum difference in the Copa MX round of sixteen.

The hosts took the initiative from the opening whistle and the Xolos dominated possession and chances. After spending much of the game in América’s defensive third, Tijuana found the breakthrough in the 28th minute.

Guido Rodríguez played in Paul Arriola, who sent his low shot past Agustín Marchesín to make it 1-0.

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Copa MX Round of 16: Necaxa vs Santos Laguna

Santos Laguna earned a 1-3 away win over Necaxa in the Copa MX round of sixteen.

The hosts had the first dangerous chance of the game, but Jonathan Orozco did well to make the save. Then, at the other end of the field, Santos found the opening goal.

In the 25th minute, Ulises Dávila sent in a cross that Julio César Furch brought down for Diego de Buen to tap home. 0-1.

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Copa MX Round of 16: Toluca vs Monarcas Morelia

Monarcas Morelia overturned a two-goal deficit to tie Toluca 2-2 before triumphing 3-0 in the ensuing penalty shootout in this Copa MX round of sixteen game.

The hosts took the lead from the penalty spot in the 17th minute, with Enrique Triverio converting the spot kick after Morelia was called for a handball in the box.

Then, in the 30th, the Diablos Rojos made it 2-0 when Carlos Esquivel tapped the ball in following an assist from Sinha.

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Copa MX Round of 16: Cruz Azul vs León

Cruz Azul beat 10-man León by the minimum difference in their Copa MX round of sixteen game.

Ángel Mena gave La Máquina the lead in the 13th minute after displaying some individual skill. Mena nutmegged Javier Cornejo, drove into the box, and sent his left-footed shot past the keeper to make it 1-0.

The game was largely even after the goal, but in the closing minutes of the half León’s hopes of a comeback were diminished following the ejection of Nacho González.

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Copa MX Round of 16: Monterrey vs Mineros de Zacatecas

Monterrey earned a comfortable 4-0 victory over Mineros de Zacatecas in the Copa MX round of sixteen.

The Rayados took the lead early on, with Nicolás Sánchez making it 1-0 in just the 9th minute. Monterrey continued to dominate the half after the goal, but they were unable to add to their lead.

Then, in the second half, Mineros began to press forward themselves and they nearly found the equalizer, but they could get no closer than hitting the post.

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Copa MX Round of 16: Chivas de Guadalajara vs Correcaminos

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.

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Copa MX Round of 16: Jaguares de Chiapas vs Puebla

Puebla earned a 2-3 away win against Jaguares de Chiapas in the Copa MX round of sixteen.

The Poblanos took the lead shortly before halftime, after having looked the better side for most of the game. In the 37th minute, Álvaro Navarro’s shot from the center of the box made it 0-1 for the visitors.

Just three minutes later, Carlos Orrantía made it 0-2 for Puebla with the help of a deflection off a Jaguares defender.

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