The final of the Liga MX playoffs is now set, and we will see two giants of the league battle for the glory of the 2017 Apertura. The Mexico U20 team kicked off its World Cup campaign and after two matches, they are looking poised to advance to the knockout stages.
Take a look at what happened…
Chivas and Tigres will clash for Liga MX title
Chivas had to go through a difficult Toluca side in the semifinal of the Liga MX playoffs. Their first leg was a thrilling 1-1 draw, and in the return, they once again saw a 1-1 final score. Due to the seeding process, Chivas advances despite not winning.
Tigres and Tijuana Xolos faced off, but it was all Tigres from the first half of the first match. A 2-0 win in Tigres’ home looked to be enough, and it was. They ended up keeping cool and scoring another two on the road in a win to send them to the final.
The first match will be Thursday, May 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET.
U20 survive thriller, draw Germany
The first game for the Mexican U20 side was against Vanuatu. Mexico took control of the game with a 2-0 lead, but Vanuatu managed to crawl back, putting Mexico on the edge. It wasn’t until the final minute where Edson Álvarez scored the game winner, giving Mexico the three points.
The second match was against Germany, but the two sides could not find a winner in the 0-0 draw. Mexico’s next match is against a very poised and dangerous Venezuela side on Friday, May 26 at 4:00 a.m. ET.
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