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Sunday 19 of September 2021

With a Goal in the Final Minutes, Pachuca is Crowned Clausura 2016 Champion


The Tuzos of Pachuca were crowned champions of the 2016 Clausura tournament,photo: Notimex/Juan Carlos Pérez
The Tuzos of Pachuca were crowned champions of the 2016 Clausura tournament,photo: Notimex/Juan Carlos Pérez
Monterrey could not overcome the draw in Sunday's second-leg of the final, left as runner-up

MONTERREY, Nuevo León — The “Tuzos” of Pachuca scored a last-minute goal, courtesy of Victor Guzmán, earning the title of the Liga MX Torneo Clausura 2016, defeating Monterrey by a slim 2-1 aggregate score.

With goals from Colombian Dorlan Pabón at 39 minutes and Guzmán at 90+3 minutes, Pachuca and Monterrey drew 1-1 in the second leg, played at the Monterrey Rayados’ home stadium, for 2-1 overall that gave the victory to the visitors. The home side also missed a penalty, shot by Edwin Cardona at 32 minutes.

The Rayados set out to score from the very first minutes. At the fourth minute, Cardona released a powerful middle-distance shot that managed to be deflected over the crossbar by goalkeeper Óscar “Conejo” Pérez.

60529261. Monterrey, 29 May. 2016 (Notimex-Juan Carlos Pérez).- Rayados de Monterrey se enfrentan al Pachuca en la Gran Final del Torneo Clausura 2016. NOTIMEX/FOTO/JUAN CARLOS PÉREZ/FRE/SPO
The Rayados of Monterrey drew with Pachuca in the second leg of the Grand Finale of the 2016 Clausura tournament, but the global score crowned Pachuca, 2-1. Photo: Notimex/Juan Carlos Pérez

The “Tuzos” tried to respond it ended in complications, while Monterrey gained another opportunity when Pabón sent the ball in from the corner. The shot from Efráin Juárez went over the opponent’s goal.

Aquivaldo Mosquera also had a window through Pachuca when he shot in a corner kick taken by Jonathan Urretaviscaya, but did not follow through.

The home team once again had an opportunity when Neri Cardozo was fouled in the penalty area, but Cardona sent the ball over the crossbar, at 32 minutes.

Pachuca had one man less on the field with the expulsion of Mosquera, at 73 minutes, but taking advantage of the players it had, at 90+3 minutes extra time, Victor Guzmán sent a header into the left side of the goal for 1-1 (2 -1 overall) score.

In the last moments, Monterrey pushed for the equalizer, but time ran out, and at the final whistle Pachuca had taken the 2016 Clausura title.