América has advanced to the Apertura 2018 Liga MX final after a comprehensive 6-1 victory in the second leg of their semifinal series against Pumas UNAM. That result gave the Águilas a 7-1 aggregate victory.
The series had been anyone’s to take after a 1-1 draw in the first leg on Thursday, but América made short work of Pumas in their home leg this Sunday. The Águilas took the lead just 7 minutes into the game, when Renato Ibarra scored with a low shot that Alfredo Saldívar got a hand to but couldn’t keep out.
Cruz Azul has advanced to the Apertura 2018 Liga MX final after beating Monterrey 1-0 in the second leg of their semifinal series. The 1-0 Cruz Azul win tied the aggregate series score at 1-1; with away goals equal at zero apiece, La Máquina advanced with the higher seed tiebreaker.
It was not an easy victory for Cruz Azul, who were obligated to win this leg after losing on Wednesday night. They came out attacking but were unable to find the breakthrough, while Monterrey suffered a blow with the loss of Roldofo Pizarro to injury in the 36th minute.
Chivas de Guadalajara picked up a 3-0 win against the Seattle Sounders in the second leg of their 2018 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series, which puts El Rebaño into the semifinals with a 3-1 aggregate victory.
Chivas needed to score in this one after falling 1-0 in the first leg, and they tested goalkeeper Stefan Frei early. Javier López had the first chance for the hosts following a cross from Rodolfo Pizarro, but the ball went straight to the keeper.
América earned a 1-3 away victory over Tauro FC to put the Águilas comfortably into the semifinals of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League with a 7-1 aggregate win.
After winning 4-0 in the first leg, América was firmly in control of this series – and the only Liga MX team to go into the second leg with an aggregate lead. When the Águilas scored just six minutes into this game to give them an away goal as well, there was no way back for Tauro.
Tigres UANL beat Toronto 3-2 in tonight’s quarterfinal second leg, but the resulting 4-4 aggregate draw saw the universitarios knocked out of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League due to the away goals tiebreaker.
Tigres came into this game needing to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit. The hosts enjoyed 65% of possession and had 19 shots throughout the game as they looked to do just that, but they ultimately fell just short.
Tijuana scored early but couldn’t hold the lead as they fell 3-1 to the New York Red Bulls on the night – 5-1 on aggregate – to bow out of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League. The Xolos are the first Mexican team to be eliminated by an MLS side in a Champions League knockout series.
The visitors needed to overturn a 0-2 first-leg deficit and they came out attacking. Tijuana very nearly took the lead in the first few minutes when a shot by Luis Mendoza took a deflection and crashed against the crossbar.