After more than three months of games, it all comes down to this. Queretaro will play host to Chivas at the Estadio La Corregidora for a chance at winning the Copa MX title.
Dubbed “King Midas”, Queretaro coach Victor Manuel Vucetich has won 12 out of 14 finals he has coached in since 1988, and on Wednesday, he will look to make history by earning Gallos Blancos their first trophy in their history.
Chivas, of course, are one of the most traditional teams in Mexico, and arrive on the back of beating bitter rivals Club America on penalties in the semifinals. They last won the Copa MX title only a year ago by beating Leon 1-0 and are in search of their third piece of silverware under Matias Almeyda.
Beyond the prize of being the Copa MX Apertura 2016 champion, the winner earns half a ticket to the Copa Libertadores. For Queretaro, this would undoubtedly be a significant milestone in the team’s history. For Chivas, on the other hand, having already qualified to next year’s tournament it presents them with a genuinely historic opportunity to represent Mexico in both the 2017 and 2018 editions of South America’s biggest club competition.
Match date/time: Wednesday 10pm EST, 9pm local
Venue: Estadio La Corregidora, Queretaro, Mexico
TV: Univision Deportes Network (US - Spanish), TDN (Mexico), UnivisionTDN (Mexico), Imagen Radio (Mexico), ESPN DOS (Mexico), TVC Deportes (Mexico)
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