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Veracruz win Copa MX, set up Supercopa MX clash with Chivas

Julio Furch scored twice as Veracruz lifted their first trophy in 66 years with a 4-1 victory over Necaxa in the final of the Copa MX Clausura.

After a goalless first half, a Hugo Cid header three minutes after the break gave the Tiburones Rojos the lead.

Necaxa, who still harbor ambitions of winning promotion to Liga MX, equalized four minutes later when Jorge Sanchez headed home from an Oscar Fernandez cross.

Veracruz kept pushing forward, though, and were back in front on 58 minutes through Julio Furch. Another set-piece ended with the Argentine forward sending a header past Jesus Gallardo to give the Tiburones Rojos the lead.

It was then 3-1 on 68 minutes when Rodrigo Noya profited from a third set-piece.

Furch rounded off a night to remember for the Tiburones Rojos in style when he fired in his second goal of the game with a brilliant reception and finish.

With the result, Veracruz will take on Chivas, winners of the Copa MX Apertura edition, to determine one of Mexico's three spots in next year's Copa Libertadores.