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  • May 22, 2011
  • • 1:00 PM
  • • Estadio Olímpico de Universitario, Coyoacán, Ciudad de México (D.F.)
  • Referee: M. Rodríguez
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Pumas win Aggregate 3 - 2

Pumas win seventh Mexican title

Pumas win seventh Mexican title

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A striking effort from Javier Cortes netted Pumas the Clausura crown.

Pumas finished off a bright Mexican Clausura season with their seventh crown in the Mexican top flight, taking a 2-1 win over Morelia on Sunday in Mexico City.

After the sides drew in the first leg on Thursday, it took a moment of brilliance from Javier Cortes to find a winner late on.

Pumas took the early lead through Francisco Palencia, who dispatched a penalty to give his side the lead just 14 minutes in after Morelia 'keeper Federico Vilar was questionably judged to have brought down Donte Lopez in the box.

Morelia answered in the 25th with a penalty of its own. Former Pumas player Jaime Lozano did the damage from the spot to level matters, but it was Miguel Sabah who drew the penalty after having an earlier shout wrongly disallowed.

The match would stay level until the 77th minute when Cortes worked his magic. Pumas' leading scorer on the season bobbed and weaved his way through multiple defenders before beating Vilar for the match winner.

The win gives Pumas another title and an automatic spot in the CONCACAF Champions League next term while Morelia will have to face a qualifying series to earn passage to the group stage.

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