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Liga MX Wrap: Tigres surprise America in quarter-finals

25 November 2013 05:09

Tigres have surprisingly held America to a 2-2 draw in the Liga MX quarter-finals, while Toluca thumped Cruz Azul.

America had topped the Apertura league standings after 17 rounds but needed an 89th-minute goal from Aquivaldo Mosquera to secure a draw away to Tigres, who qualified for the finals in eighth position.

Tigres had not lost at home since October 5 heading into Sunday's quarter-final first leg but the Monterrey-based club suffered an early blow when Juan Carlos Valenzuela glanced a header into the net from a corner to give America the lead in the 14th minute.

The hosts hit back just after the half-hour mark, however, when Alan Pulido superbly volleyed home from the penalty spot after a whipped left-wing cross by Jorge Torres Nilo.

The visitors could barely gather themselves before Tigres hit the front as a corner was headed down to Guido Pizarro and the 23-year-old midfielder thumped the ball past America goalkeeper Moises Munoz.

But Tigres were denied an impressive victory in the penultimate minute of regulation time when Mosquera flung himself at a hopeful cross and his outstretched leg lifted the ball over Enrique Palos for the equalising goal.

In Toluca de Lerdo, the home side set up a three-goal lead over Cruz Azul ahead of next week's second leg with a 3-0 result.

Oscar Rojas, Pablo Velazquez and Francisco Gamboa scored for Toluca, while in the other two matches on Sunday, Morelia recovered from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Leon and Santos Laguna held on for a 3-2 win away to Queretaro.

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Info

Competition
Liga MX
Date
25 November 2013
Half-time
2 - 1
Full-time
2 - 2
On aggregate
3 - 3

Goals

0 - 1
A. Pulido 31'  
1 - 1
G. Pizarro 35'  
2 - 1
2 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1 82'
30
3
4
6
11
16 55'
29
19 4' 35'
10
17 31'
Coach: Ricardo Ferretti
# Player Bookings
23
2
3 89'
22
6 14' 66'
19
26 25'
5
14 61'
11
9
Coach: M. Herrera

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
18
33
24
20
22
23
27
# Player Bookings
16
15
10
1
7
8
18

Sunday 19 February

Saturday 18 February

23:48
23:30
23:16
22:49
22:42
22:19
21:32
20:48
20:40
20:32
20:15
20:03
19:59
19:42
19:24
19:24
19:19
19:10
19:09
19:07
18:58
18:32
18:24
18:19
18:12
17:51
17:43
17:39
17:25
16:23
16:18
15:56
15:48
15:42
15:33
15:15
14:58
14:33
14:26
14:04
13:49
12:46
11:58
11:47
11:23
10:36
10:01
08:09
07:27
05:49
03:25
02:59
02:23
01:56
01:33
00:35
00:01

Friday 17 February

23:30
23:25
22:40
21:03
20:21
19:25
18:51
18:33
18:20
18:07
17:53
17:32
17:14
17:08
16:47
16:31
16:21
15:58
15:29
15:25
15:16
15:11
15:01
14:34
14:25
13:51
13:39
13:36
13:36
13:23
13:13
13:10
13:01
12:52
12:47
12:39
12:27
12:06
11:37
11:24
10:57
10:42
09:52
09:23
09:01
08:16
08:00
07:18
06:19
03:13
03:00
01:57
01:16
00:44
00:27
00:08

Liga MX table

# Team MP D P
1 7 +6 16
2 7 +3 14
3 7 +4 13
4 6 +5 12
5 7 +3 11
6 7 +2 11
7 6 +1 10
8 7 +0 10
9 7 +2 9
10 6 +0 9
11 7 -2 9
12 7 -2 8
13 7 +0 7
14 7 -3 7
15 7 -5 7
16 7 -2 6
17 7 -5 5
18 6 -7 3

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