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A17 Copa MX Round of 16 Recap: Wednesday’s Games

The Apertura 2017 Copa MX Round of Sixteen wrapped up this Wednesday with the remaining four games. Three of them were decided in regulation, while one went to penalties, as Santos Laguna, Pachuca, Monterrey, and Chivas de Guadalajara advanced to the quarterfinals.

Santos Laguna 2-0 Necaxa
Two late goals gave Santos Laguna a 2-0 victory against Necaxa. The first half was dominated by Santos, but they couldn’t make their chances count (although Carlos Izquierdoz came as close as hitting the crossbar).

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A17 Copa MX Round of 16 Recap: Tuesday’s Games

The Apertura 2017 Copa MX knockout rounds got underway this Tuesday with the first four Round of Sixteen games. Three of them were decided by penalty shootouts as Tijuana, Atlante, América, and Querétaro moved on to the quarterfinals.

Monarcas Morelia 2-2 Tijuana (2-4 shootout)
Tijuana took a 2-0 lead before Morelia fought back to 2-2, but the Xolos ultimately triumphed in the penalty shootout. Damián Pérez put the Xolos ahead in the 26th minute when he brought the ball down with his chest and then sent a volley into the left corner.

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Copa MX Round of 16 (Rescheduled): Where to Watch

Originally slated for September 19-21, the Apertura 2017 Copa MX Round of 16 was postponed until this week due to the earthquakes that struck Mexico last month.

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.

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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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