Necaxa 3-1 Zacatepec
Necaxa came from behind to defeat Zacatepec 3-1 on Tuesday night and earn their first win of the tournament in their final game in it. The win wasn’t enough to wrest the bonus Llave point away from Zacatepec, though, as they earned a 6-5 aggregate victory.
The visiting Zacatepec took the lead in the 13th minute through Diego Calderón, who beat the onrushing goalkeeper to make it 0-1. Necaxa found the equalizer in the 48th minute in unusual circumstances, when goalkeeper Javier Caso’s attempted clearance rebounded off of Rodrigo Preito’s head and into the net.
In the 67th minute, Necaxa went ahead through Jesús Isijara, who headed home a cross from Jesús Gómez to make it 2-1. Three minutes later, they would put the game out of reach with a goal from Kevin Chaurand.
With the win, Necaxa reaches four points while with the bonus point, Zacatepec reaches five.
Tijuana 2-2 Toluca
Tijuana booked their spot in the quarterfinals with a 2-2 draw against Toluca, while the Diablos Rojos earned the bonus Llave point with a 5-2 aggregate win. The result puts both teams into the quarterfinals, Toluca as the group winner and Tijuana as the best overall second-place team.
Tijuana missed a golden opportunity to take the lead in the 19th minute after Diego Gama missed a penalty kick, and it would be Toluca who would open the scoring. In the 51st minute, Nicolás Saucedo converted a cross from Omar Arellano to make it 0-1, but Tijuana would come back to take the lead. In the 60th minute, Gabriel Hauche headed home the equalizer, and then in the 64th the Xolos earned another PK. This time Felipe Flores took the spot kick, and this time Tijuana did not miss.
However, Toluca would find an equalizer in the 79th minute with a penalty kick of their own. Erbín Trejo converted the spot kick to make it 2-2.
With the 2-2 draw, Tijuana reaches 15 points while with the draw and the bonus point, Toluca also reaches 15.
Group Table – Group 5