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Morelia beat New England Revolution to win Super Liga

2 September 2010 03:28

(GSM) - Mexican side Morelia have won the 2010 Super Liga, beating MLS team New England Revolution 1-2 to lift the trophy.

The match at Foxborough's Gilette Stadium had been under way for an hour and five minutes when Miguel Sabah opened the scoring from the penalty spot.

Another ten minutes later, the Mexican added another to hand Morelia a more comfortable advantage.

Home fans were given new hope in the 79th minute as Kevin Alston pulled one back but the Revolution failed to get another in the remaining minutes. Match-winner Sabah had to watch the final seconds from the side-line after conceding a second yellow card in added time.

The Super Liga is an international tournament involving four MLS sides and four teams from the Mexican Primera Division. Both finalists featured in Group B with New England finishing first, ahead of the eventual champions.

In the semi finals, New England were too strong for Puebla while Morelia reached the final thanks to an away win at Houston.

Morelia become the third Mexican team to win the trophy since the tournament was first played in 2007, with Pachuca and UANL Tigres having done so before. New England Revolution, who won in 2008, are the only US team to win the cup.

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