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.
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.
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.
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.
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.