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Club America Digs a Hole in Mexican Final
Sporting News, December 13th, 2013 10:29AM

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The two-game Liga MX Apertura final between Leon and Club America would have been all but over after the first-leg on Thursday, had Rafael Marquez’s deflected header crept into the net rather than bounce off the top side of the crossbar, Sporting News claims. Instead, America goes into Sunday’s second-leg at the Estadio Azteca trailing 2-0 but still with a fighting chance of overturning the deficit and lifting what would be a consecutive championship for the record 12th time.

After the game, Miguel Herrera, who will oversee his final game as America coach on Sunday before taking over as head coach of the Mexican national team, revealed that he was satisfied with his team’s performance. “I liked how America played, we created opportunities, but we couldn’t finish,” he said. “Now we’ll go to the Azteca to try and turn the situation around.”

Even if America had the better of play, it was Leon that managed to put the ball in the back of the net twice, thanks to goals from Carlos Pena and Mauro Boselli. Coach Gustavo Motasas noted that his team wouldn’t sit back in Sunday’s return leg. “We’re going to go out to win (in the Azteca),” he declared in his post-game press conference.

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