Three quick thoughts from Club America's 3-0 win over U.A.N.L. Tigres that secured Las Aguilas the Liga MX Apertura title, the club's record 12th Liga MX crown.
1. Mohamed gets the last laugh
Club America's first game in the Apertura 2014 season was against Leon. The Aguilas may have come away from that battle victorious, but it seems that Leon's former coach, Gustavo Matosas, has indeed won the war, wresting control of America from the leadership of Antonio Mohamed. Yet Mohamed, humiliated...
Tigres came into Sunday's Liga MX Apertura final second leg knowing that if they could extend their 15-game undefeated run to 16, they would be champion.
But after being down 1-0 at halftime, the away side in the Estadio Azteca capitulated. Tigres conceded twice and had three players sent off in the second 45 minutes leading to the 3-0 loss in the game and a 3-1 loss on aggregate for the tie. The fine form that sent the Monterrey team to the final unraveled in quite spectacular fashion.
Mexico City is celebrating tonight as Club America won their 12th Liga MX title -- the most in league history -- beating Tigres UANL 3-0 at the Azteca Stadium to secure a 3-1 aggregate win after the second leg.
Michael Arroyo, Pablo Aguilar and Oribe Peralta scored goals for America against Tigres, which was handed three red cards in the second half and saw its 15-game unbeaten streak end.
Arroyo got the scoring going in the 35th minute with a superb left-footed solo effort that he blasted past...
America are the 2014 Apertura champions.
The squad now has 12 league titles to its name and is second to none when it comes to the all-time record.
The final match against Tigres was fairly balanced during the first half, but a cascade of red cards soon changed the attitude of the game. In the end, America was left with ten men while Tigres had eight. It was a dramatic 3-0 win for Las Aguilas and one that fans will surely talk about for weeks after Sunday's game.
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