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Chivas secure draw with Necaxa to set up Clasico Nacional quarterfinals

Chivas came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw with Necaxa and set up a Clasico Nacional clash with Club America in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Liga MX Apertura.

On 14 minutes, Necaxa defender Fernando Meza broke down the middle and played a one-two with Jesus Isijara before sweeping in the breakthrough.

Chivas equalized shortly after the half-hour mark. Alan Pulido stepped up to take a free-kick at the edge of the box and sent the ball past goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero.

Edson Puch was then shown a second yellow for a tackle on Jesus “Chapo “Sanchez, leaving Necaxa down to ten-men.

Chivas threatened a couple times in the second half, including a Pulido header that flew wide when he appeared unmarked inside the box.

After a period of Chivas pressure, though, neither team was able to find the winner, and at the final whistle, both teams settled for a 1-1 draw.

With the result, the point was enough to clinch Necaxa a place in the Liguilla, while the draw moves Chivas to fourth and earns them a date with rivals Club America in the quarterfinals.