Cafetaleros 2-1 León
Cafetaleros moved into first place in Group 1 with a 2-1 win against León. The visitors looked dangerous when Maxi Cerato and Álvaro Ramos combined, while Cafetaleros created chances of their own on the counter. But despite a number of opportunities at either end, neither team could break the deadlock in the first half.
The breakthrough didn’t come until the 74th minute, when Diego de la Torre sent in a cross for Leonardo Ramos, whose header made it 1-0 for the hosts. In the 82nd minute, Eduardo Pérez made it 2-0 as he won the ball in the box, got around the keeper, and scored. León pulled a goal back in stoppage time through Iván Piris, but La Fiera wasn’t able to go on to find an equalizer.
With the 2-1 win, Cafetaleros reach three points while León still has three.
Toluca 2-2 Mineros de Zacatecas
Both teams had the lead at one time or another, but in the end Toluca and Mineros de Zacatecas had to settle for a 2-2 draw in this Group 4 game. The visitors surprised Toluca by taking the lead in just the 6th minute, when Guillermo Martínez received the ball at the top of the box, cut inside, and made it 0-1 for Mineros. But the Diablos Rojos tied it up before halftime, with Ángel Reyna playing a free kick to Alexis Canelo, whose low shot went through the wall to make it 1-1 in the 31st minute.
Then, in the second half, Toluca took the lead through Luis Quiñones, who found the left-hand corner in the 59th minute. But the hosts relaxed after taking the lead, which allowed Mineros to score a late equalizer. In the 83rd minute, Miguel Velázquez played in Eder Cruz, whose first-time shot made it 2-2.
With the 2-2 draw, Toluca and Mineros both reach one point.
Veracruz booked their spot in the final of the Clausura 2016 Copa MX with a comfortable 3-1 victory over San Luis, which featured the Tiburones Rojos’ captain and veteran defender Leobardo López scoring the first brace of his career.
The game started of perfectly for Veracruz, who took the lead in just the 3rd minute. San Luis goalkeeper Guillermo Iriarte was called for a foul on Daniel Villalva, and Leobardo López slotted the ensuing penalty kick home to make it 1-0 for the Tiburones. Continue reading →
The Clausura 2016 Copa MX finalists will be determined this week as two teams from Liga MX and two from Ascenso MX face off in the semifinals.
Cruz Azul (1) vs San Luis (7)
Veracruz (3) vs Necaxa (4)
The semifinals consist of a single game, held at the home of the higher seed; in the event of a tie after the 90 minutes, the game will go directly to a penalty shootout – no extra time will be played. Continue reading →
This Friday in an Ascenso MX match between Coras Tepic and Atlético San Luis, San Luis allowed Coras to score an uncontested goal in the spirit of Fair Play.
In the 54th minute of the game, while Coras was leading 2-0, an injury to the home side caused a halt to the game. The match was restarted with a drop ball, and San Luis attempted to return the ball to Tepic, but Othoniel Arce ran on to it and scored to make it 2-1. Continue reading →
After an exciting round of quarterfinals that saw two games decided by penalty shootouts, four teams have advanced to the semifinals of the Clausura 2016 Copa Corona MX. Two teams from Liga MX and two from Ascenso MX will now compete for a spot in the final.
This is the first time that two or more teams from the second division have reached the semifinals since the Apertura 2012 edition, when all four semifinalists were from Ascenso MX. Continue reading →
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 →
The group stage of the Clausura 2016 Copa Corona MX has wrapped up and the eight quarterfinalists have been determined. Four teams from Liga MX and four from Ascenso MX will now compete for the Copa MX crown.
Advancing as group winners are FC Juárez, Coras Tepic, Pachuca, Necaxa, Veracruz, and Cruz Azul, while Tijuana and San Luis advanced as the two best second-place teams. Continue reading →
Pachuca 3-3 Monterrey
Pachuca let a 3-1 lead escape as they drew 3-3 with Monterrey on Tuesday night, but they still took the bonus Llave point with their 5-4 aggregate victory. With the draw and the bonus point, Pachuca reaches 14 points and the quarterfinals, while Monterrey reaches nine points and is eliminated. The Tuzos took the lead just after the half-hour mark through Omar Esparza, and then made it 2-0 through Lucas Silva in the 36th. Continue reading →
San Luis 2-0 Celaya
San Luis kept Celaya winless in the Copa MX with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday night. The visitors had the first good chance of the game, in the 29th minute, but they hit the crossbar. San Luis opened the scoring soon after when Leonardo Villagra converted a penalty kick in the 34th minute. Continue reading →