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Liga MX: Stalemate After First Leg Of Final

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MONTERREY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 07: Enner Valencia of Tigres fights for the ball with Leonel Vangioni of Monterrey during the first leg of the Torneo Apertura 2017 Liga MX final between Tigres UANL and Monterrey at Universitario Stadium on December 07, 2017 in Monterrey, Mexico. (Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The two Northern Mexico giants clashed in what was a fridged first leg to the Liga MX final. As rain, and even frozen hail, fell onto the pitch, the two teams battled it out in the home of Tigres. Despite the cold weather, the teams pressed and battled as the hopes for an early goal carried on.

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In the 9th minute, Nicolás Sánchez got his head on the ball during a corner and squeezed it past Nahuel Guzmán. The goal was massive for the guests, as Tigres were now in need to open the game up. The pace quickly picked up for Tigres, and in the 26th minute, they got what they were looking for. Enner Valencia drew the penalty and converted with a cheeky chip past Hugo González.

The teams went into the half, 1-1.

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The second half didn’t offer any goals between the two Liga MX powerhouses. For both, they’ll be able to sleep alright at night. Tigres didn’t get the win at home, but a loss would’ve been detrimental. For Monterrey, they got what a favorable result on the road, and everyone knows how dangerous they are at home. The only negative for both sides is that both teams picked up a yellow. Hugo Ayala for Tigres and Leonel Vangioni of Monterrey will miss the second leg of the final.

The final match to determine the champions of Liga MX will be on Sunday, December 10 at 4 p.m. Pacific/7 p.m. Eastern.

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