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Chivas win Copa MX, beating Leon 1-0

Oswaldo Alanis scored the winner in the 71st minute as Chivas beat Club Leon 1-0 on Wednesday night to win their third Copa MX title.

The championship was Chivas' first major trophy in nine years. They had last won the Apertura league title in 2006.

After a scoreless first 45 minutes, Chivas went forward and in the 71st minute, Oswaldo Alanis' powerful header from a Raul Lopez free-kick found the back of the net.

With 10 minutes remaining, Chivas goalkeeper Rodolfo Cota was called on to make a big save. Luis Montes set  Mauro Boselli in the area and his right-footed shot was kept out by Cota.

Moments after, Carlos Alberto "Gullit" Peña drilled a long-range attempt into the woodwork as the home side looked to find the equalizer.

Leon's pressure continued and were given a golden opportunity to level in the last play of the game, but Luis Montes could only see his header go wide of the goal.

With the victory, Chivas also earned half a ticket for one of Mexico’s three spots in the 2017 Copa Libertadores.