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Club America beat Necaxa, set up Christmas day final against Tigres

Goals from William da Silva and Oribe Peralta sent Club America through to the Liga MX final with a 2-0 semifinal second-leg victory over Necaxa.

After returning from the Estadio Victoria with a 1-1 away goal advantage, Ricardo Antonio La Volpe’s men made all of the early running and enjoyed most of the possession in the first half.

Finally, in the second period, Necaxa upped the ante and began to push towards Club America’s final third, though Moises Munoz proved to be a defining factor with a number of key saves.

Las Aguilas’ golden moment came in the 75th minute when Oribe Peralta dragged a long-ball down for Renato Ibarra. The Ecuadorian winger then picked out William da Silva, who had no problem poking past Marcelo Barovero to put the aggregate score at 2-1 in favor of America.

The defining second came 10 minutes later. Osvaldo Martinez put Oribe Peralta in on goal and picked out the top corner of the net.

With Necaxa needing two goals to progress, the job was effectively done for Las Aguilas, will now take on Tigres for a chance at winning their 13th league title.

First, however, Club America will travel to Japan to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup, where they will open play on December 10 against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.