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The miracle in Mexico City
May 27th, 2013 7:52PM

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[MEXICO] Club America won its first league title since 2005 with a dramatic shootout win over Mexico City rival Cruz Azul before 100,000 fans Sunday night at the Estadio Azteca. America was down 1-0 on the evening -- 2-0 on aggregate -- in the 89th minute when Colombian captain Aquivaldo Mosquera scored and goalkeeper Moises Munoz came forward to score the equalizer on a diving header -- deflected off Cruz Azul's Alejandro Castro -- off a corner kick in stoppage time.

The Eagles played the last 76 minutes of regulation and all of overtime with 10 men after Jesus Molina was red carded.

In the shootout, Munoz stopped Javier Orozco's first shot, and Castro then slipped and missed, dooming the Machina Cementera, which has not won a title in 15 years.

The title tied America for the Mexican record of 11 championships held by archrival Chivas de Guadalajara.



4 comments
  1. Andres Yturralde
    commented on: May 28, 2013 at 10 a.m.
    This game was crazy. Simply un-freaking-believable. If you can ever catch it, do it. It is well worth the 120+ minutes of back-and-forth, edge-of-your-seat action.

  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: May 29, 2013 at 4:42 p.m.
    I completely agree with Andres Y that the game was "un-freaking-believable" that capped a very nice soccer weekend with the Euro Cup and then the MX Cup! BUT.... Cruz Azul was the better team, better MF and I enjoyed their counters, yet both my wife and I just about went bananas when America pulled it off!

  1. Aresenal Fan
    commented on: May 31, 2013 at 5:11 p.m.
    Just wondering what the hell was Cruz Azul thinking the whole game. America was down to 10 men and they decide they want to contain? They should of won that game, but in my opinion, the should of poured on and just taken America out of it. They allowed america to play the whole game, and it cost them at the end.

  1. Aresenal Fan
    commented on: May 31, 2013 at 5:13 p.m.
    They were very lucky, but not as lucky as Dortmund getting past Malaga in the champhions league.


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