Liga MX semifinals set after America, Necaxa move on

ShareClose Comments
The teams, which used to share the Estadio Azteca, will meet in the semifinals after both got out of the quarterfinals with results Sunday.

Two teams that know each other well will meet in the Liga MX semifinals after Club America and Necaxa got results Sunday to move into the Liga MX semifinals.

Though Necaxa has since moved to Aguascalientes and only returned to the top division in the summer after winning promotion, the teams shared the Estadio Azteca during the late '60s, then again in the '80s and '90s before Los Rayos made the move out of the capital.

Necaxa sat in deep and kept reigning champion Pachuca from scoring in the second leg of their quarterfinal tie to win 2-1 on aggregate after Sunday's scoreless draw.

Article continues below

Earlier Sunday, an Oribe Peralta header sent America to a 1-0 victory over rival Chivas in the Clasico Nacional. Combined with a 1-1 draw in the first leg, America went through 2-1 on aggregate. 

The other semifinal will feature the winners of Saturday's matches. Tigres thumped Pumas by a 5-0 margin to lock up a 7-2 aggregate win and will host the second leg of the semifinal against Leon. Javier Torrente's men came back from 3-0 down to lose 3-2, but go through thanks to a 3-0 win over Tijuana in the first leg.

Kickoff times for the contests will be announced by the league Monday.

Next article:
Man City facing contract stand-off with youngster Brahim
Next article:
Zidane has shown no will to coach France, insists FFF president
Next article:
Barcelona, Man City & Bayern told 'insane' offers won't land De Jong & De Ligt
Next article:
Seaman sees Pickford joining top Premier League club after England heroics
Next article:
'Alisson a flawless signing for Liverpool' - £67m deal makes perfect sense to Nicol
Close

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Show more Accept