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Liga MX: Semifinals Are Set

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 23: Rogelio Funes Mori of Monterrey celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team during the quarter finals first leg match between Atlas and Monterrey as part of the Torneo Apertura 2017 Liga MX at Jalisco Stadium on November 23, 2017 in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Photo by Refugio Ruiz/Getty Images)
Liga MX: Semifinals Are Set

After a week of quarterfinal action, Liga MX is down to its four best teams of the season. The playoffs are shaping up to give fans some action-packed semifinals.

Here’s how the quarterfinals went…

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Morelia 3, Toluca 3 aggregate (Standings/away goals in favor of Morelia)

As it went down, it was Ruidíaz’s penalty in Toluca which helped boost Morelia into the semifinals. The second leg of the showdown with Toluca was truly a bizarre one. It took only four minutes for Fernando Uribe to get Toluca on the board, however, Ruidíaz got Morelia on the board in the 6th minute.

Even before fans could calm down from the first two goals, Ángel Sepúlveda put on in the back of the net for Morelia in the 16th minute. After that, it was a stalemate. Yet, thanks to their standings and away goals, Morelia is onto the semifinals.

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Tigres 2, Club León 2 aggregate (Standings/away goals in favor of Tigres)

The first leg seemed to set up an intriguing second match, and it turned out that Tigres favored away goals and standing like that of Morelia. After a Gignac goal in the 20th minute, Andrés Mosqueda got one back for Club León in the 25th minutes.

Despite not being able to put away León on the scoreboard, Tigres is advancing to the semifinal in hopes of getting on a roll for the final.

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Monterrey 6, Atlas 2 aggregate

Unlike the two games mentioned before, Monterrey did not leave anything to doubt in their clash with Atlas. It was a first-half goal frenzy. A goal in the 15th minute from Rogelio Funes Mori opened the floodgates for Monterrey. The score at half was 4-1, and that is how the game would end.

The fans in Monterrey are rightfully excited for the semifinals, as their team is looking like the best team in the league by far.

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Club América 0, Cruz Azul 0 aggregate (Standings/away goals in favor of América)

The first match between these two was entertaining despite no goals from the two sides, the second match, however, was just a snoozefest. There was not too much to report on other than the fact América will be advancing due to their standing entering the playoffs.

Semifinal schedule:

  • Club América vs Tigres TBA
  • Morelia vs Monterrey TBA

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