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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 3 May

Saturday 2 May

23:57
23:50
23:49
23:21
23:11
23:09
23:04
22:59
22:44
22:31
22:06
22:00
21:56
21:52
21:39
21:17
21:12
20:43
20:27
20:25
20:23
20:13
20:09
20:08
19:59
19:56
19:54
19:52
19:41
19:33
19:23
19:13
18:59
18:56
18:42
18:33
18:11
18:07
18:04
18:01
17:57
17:56
17:51
17:31
15:44
15:40
14:39
12:03
11:58
11:39
11:01
07:34
06:07
05:11
03:07
03:05
00:37
00:25
00:09

Friday 1 May

23:35
23:01
22:30
21:57
21:42
20:13
20:08
19:59
19:36
19:34
18:48
18:34
18:09
18:08
18:01
17:42
17:03
16:58
16:47
15:51
15:44
15:39
15:32
15:06
14:52
14:32
14:23
14:13
14:01
13:36
13:27
13:24
13:03
12:50
12:43
12:33
12:17
11:57
11:50
11:31
11:13
10:31
09:36
09:05
06:34
05:47
04:39
03:50
02:31
02:11
01:37
01:02
00:24
00:08

Liga MX table

# Team MP D P
1 16 +8 28
2 16 +0 28
3 16 +5 26
4 16 +2 26
5 15 +10 25
6 16 +4 24
7 16 +3 24
8 16 +2 23
9 16 +1 23
10 16 -3 23
11 16 +3 22
12 15 +1 22
13 15 -4 21
14 16 -8 20
15 16 +1 19
16 15 -7 15
17 16 -9 13
18 16 -9 10

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