Mexico Liga MX Final Score: Club America Stuns Cruz Azul in Penalty Kicks

July 16, 2011; San Francisco, CA, USA; Club America starters on the field before the game against Manchester City. Club America just won the Mexico Liga MX Final in stunning fashion over Cruz Azul. Mandatory Photo Credit: USA Today Sports

It was a stunning finish in the final leg of Liga MX championship thanks to a spirited effort from both Club America and Cruz Azul. In the end, it was penalty kicks that decided the match and America who came out on top to tie Chivas for league championships. It was a wild finish and those who missed it were robbed of experiencing an incredible game. But how did it all go down?

Club America entered the game down 1-0 in the aggregate and it looked even worse for Las Aguilas when Jesus Molina got sent off with a red card just 14 minutes in to the match.

Soon after the red card, Cruz Azul pulled ahead with a goal from Teófilo Gutiérrez.

America was down 2-0 on the aggregate and they would need a miracle to come back and that is exactly what they would get. After some desperate attacks, America pulled through with two late goals in the rainy conditions.

In the 89th minute, Aquivaldo Mosquera pulled the Las Aguilas closer, and then a goal from Alejandro Castro deep in stoppage time forced overtime with the aggregate tied at two.

After some extra time, it was set up for a penalty kick finish.

America goalkeeper Moises Munoz set the tone early for Las Aguilas with some big time saves, before Miguel Layun put the game-winner in the back of the net to give Club America the stunning come from behind win to earn the league championship.

If you need to see the emotion that America and their fans felt after the stunning win, all you need is this GIF from Gifulmation:

GIF via gif.mocksession.com

Topics: Club America, Cruz Azul, Soccer

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  • adubin42

    Didn’t Muñoz (THE GOALKEEPER) score in the 90th minute on a diving header? Not Alejandro Castro

  • adubin42

    Castro was the man on the other team who attempted to block the header and instead deflected it, so that the keeper couldn’t save it

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