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Chivas secure historic 12th league title with victory over Tigres

Chivas Guadalajara won their first league title in more than 10 years by beating Tigres 2-0 in the second leg of the 2017 Liga MX Clausura Final.

After an exciting 2-2 draw in the first leg, it was winner take all at the Estadio Chivas, with Tigres looking to win their 12th league title and Tigres in search of their sixth.

As the game settled, Chivas grabbed their chance in the 17th minute when a floating pass from Oswaldo Alanis provided Alan Pulido with a superb volley to fire the hosts into the lead.

Pulido’s goal provided a shock for Tigres, who also went down in similar circumstances in first leg, and in the second half, the felinos pushed in search of the equalizer.

But without Andre-Pierre Gignac in his best finishing form, Chivas took full advantage when a play from Carlos Fierro down the right led to Jose Juan “Gallito” Vazquez slamming home a ricocheted shot.

Gallito’s wild shot led to Tigres streaming forward, but it wasn’t until the 88th minute that Chivas’ nerves started to jangle when Ismael Sosa placed a right-footed shot into the bottom corner of the net.

The final minutes of the game were not easy for Chivas, and the game’s most controversial moment arrived in added time when it appeared there was a penalty on Ismael Sosa.

The final whistle, though, was greeted by an explosion of cheers from the home crowd as Chivas held on to lift the title.