Chivas came through a tense penalty shootout at the Estadio Azteca to advance past rivals Club America in their Copa MX semifinal clash.
The visitors created a number of opportunities, which Eduardo “La Chofis” Lopez was largely responsible for creating.
But it was las Aguilas who took the lead when Oribe Peralta teed up Michael Arroyo into space and the Ecuadorian smashed home the breakthrough.
America was fortunate they did not concede before halftime, and at the restart, it was all one-way traffic as Chivas surged forward in search of an equalizer.
In the 70th minute, a corner cross landed on Alan Pulido, who capitalized with an acrobatic finish to put things at 1-1.
Following a goalless last 20 minutes, both teams headed to penalties. Paolo Goltz was the first to slip up for Club America, and Alan Pulido eventually followed.
Then, in the decisive spot-kick, Antonio Rodriguez saved Osmar Mares’ penalty to send Chivas through to the Copa MX final.
Chivas will now take on Queretaro for a chance at winning their second Copa MX title in the last three tournaments.