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Clausura MX 2024 Semifinals Roundup

Last Updated on May 20, 2024 12:30 pm by Erwin Noguera

The Clausura MX 2024 has already defined its grand final after Club América and Cruz Azul won their respective series and advanced to the last step in the fight for the title. 

The Águilas qualified for this stage of the Liga MX for the second consecutive semester and will defend the title they won six months ago. Once again, they dealt a blow to the Rebaño, who will continue to be unchampioned. 

André Jardine’s project continues to bear fruit, and a possible championship would make the elimination from the Concacaf Champions Cup a thing of the past. 

For their part, the Máquina Cementera left Monterrey out of the competition despite losing at home. 

The team coached by Martín Anselmi could finish second in the round-robin, as they advanced by positional advantage. 

América and Cruz Azul will replay the 2013 Mexican soccer final when the champion ended up being the Azulcrema team. 

Clausura MX Semifinals Results

Club América 1-0 Chivas 

Cruz Azul 1-2 Monterrey 

Clausura MX Semifinals: Club América 1-0 Chivas 

When:

Saturday, May 18, at 10:00 pm ET at the Azteca Stadium

Moneyline odds:

Club America 1.79

Chivas 4.365

Draw Offs:

3.6

Where can I watch it?

TUDN USA

After the 0-0 draw in the first leg at the Akron stadium, the Azteca was painted in yellow to take Club América to another final, beating Chivas de Guadalajara 1-0 in the derby. 

The interesting thing about this game is that Rebaño was very good in the first half and had the best chances to score, but the champion knows how to suffer and strike at the right moment, as happened in the second half. 

In the 60th minute, a loose ball ended in a cross into the area, Igor Lichnovsky then sent the ball into the small area, and there, Israel Reyes appeared to score the only goal of the match.

For Chivas, this was the first headed goal they had conceded all semester, and it came at the worst moment. 

América was able to keep the result and qualify for the final, where they hope to maintain their status as Liga MX champions. It is also a prize for a team that has been in first place since the first few games. 

For Chivas, it is another blow from their historic rival, who had already eliminated them from the Concacaf Champions Cup this season. 

Clausura MX Semifinals: Cruz Azul 1-2 Monterrey

When:

Sunday, May 19, 8:00 pm ET at the Estadio Ciudad de los Deportes

Moneyline odds:

Cruz Azul 2.54

Monterrey 2.61

Draw Offs:

3.42

Where can I watch it?

TUDN USA

Suffering was present for 90 minutes at the Ciudad de los Deportes stadium, but Cruz Azul, despite losing 2-1 to Monterrey, advanced to the Mexican soccer final. 

Ángel Sepúlveda gave the home team the lead in the 61st minute when he headed in Rodrigo Huescas’ cross. The crowd celebrated what seemed to be a mere formality, but six minutes later, Germán Berterame equalized with a first-time finish off a pass from the right flank. The same player made it 1-2 at the 73’ after receiving an assist from Rodrigo Aguirre and an exquisite definition after the goalkeeper Kevin Mier’s exit. 

Rayados could not find a way to score another goal and were out of the competition, despite winning the game, because their rivals won 0-1 in the first leg, andtied the series 2-2, but in the regular phase, they had 33 points against Monterrey’s 32, and that gave them the advantage when it came to defining the finalist. 

Cruz Azul, in Anselmi’s first semester as coach, is looking for a new title since 2021 and, above all, to give joy to a fan base that is used to suffering in the recent past.

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