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Liga MX Femenil Semifinals recap

Tigres handily defeats Chivas while Club América ekes past Pachuca

Tigres UANL v Pumas UNAM - Playoffs Torneo Apertura 2018 Liga MX Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images

The matchup for the Liga MX Femenil 2018 Apertura Final is set, as Club América and Tigres UANL will face one another on December 7th in Mexico City and December 10 in Nuevo León.

Club América 1, Pachuca 0: Lucero Cuevas’ goal in the 11th minute of the second leg was the difference maker, as América was able to keep Pachuca’s high scoring offense silent in both legs of the series. The series was marred however by a fight that broke out in stoppage time that saw Pachuca’s Karen Díaz and América’s Zulma Hernández sent off.

Tigres UANL 5, Chivas 3: It was anyone’s game going back to Nuevo León, as goals from Chivas’ Brenda Viramontes and Tigres’ Belén Cruz had the series knotted up. Liliana Mercado’s free kick would put Tigres up in the 15th minute, but Chivas would answer in the 29th on a stunner from Susan Bejarano.

Just two minutes later, Tigres would pull ahead again on a Lizbeth Ovalle header. In the 39th, Norma Duarte would pull Chivas level once more when she got on the end of a free kick to put it past goalkeeper Alejandra Gutierrez. Again however the match would be tied only for two minutes, as Greta Espinoza would net what would be the game winner when she headed in the rebound of a shot off of the crossbar.

Carolina Jaramillo would add the insurance goal in stoppage time, and Tigres would go through to the Final.