View the Correcaminos vs Dorados highlights here, Dorados wins in penalty shootout.
The Correcaminos vs Dorados Copa MX Final match will take place on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:00 PM EDT in Tamaulipas. The first championship match of the new edition of the Copa MX will feature two teams from the Ascenso MX. Only four teams from the Liga MX made it to the quarterfinal round, and none made it past that stage. However, we will get to enjoy an excellent match featuring two figures that left a mark in the Liga MX: “El Chelis” and Cuauhtemoc Blanco.
Correcaminos- exciting encounters
Correcaminos made it to the final match by defeating Tijuana in the quarterfinals stage, in what was likely the best game of the season, and Neza in the semifinal match. Against Xolos, Correcaminos were at one point down 4-1; Correcaminos came back and actually took a 5-4 lead, only to be scored on in the last second of the match, making the score 5-5. The match had to be decided in a penalty shootout, which Correcaminos ultimately won. The semifinals match against Neza ended in a 1-1 draw, and another penalty shootout that Correcaminos won.
Chelis has had a mediocre season so far in the Ascenso MX, his team has earned 18 points in 13 matches, and is right on the edge of the playoff spots. Thus, winning the Copa MX title would be a huge boost to the team and the fans, which could potentially push them forward in the remaining Ascenso MX matches for a run at the playoffs. Undoubtedly, Chelis will start all of his key players for this Copa MX match against Dorados.
Dorados – solid squad thanks to Blanco’s leadership
Dorados has made it to the Copa MX championship game thanks to victories over San Luis and Necaxa; it’s also important to note that Dorados got to the quarterfinals stage by winning a group that included Leon and Morelia. Now, Dorados has the chance to culminate a successful run in the Copa MX with a championship trophy.
Dorados has had a good season in the Ascenso MX, currently finding itself in the 4th spot of the Ascenso MX with 22 points, a spot in the playoffs all but guaranteed. Cuauhtemoc Blanco has led this team throughout the season, helping Dorados get a chance at winning the Copa MX title.
Prediction: The Correcaminos vs Dorados Copa MX championship match will be a high-scoring affair with plenty of attacking opportunities. Both teams have shown throughout the Copa MX and Ascenso MX that they can score plenty of goals, but struggle on the defensive. I will give the edge to Correcaminos for playing at home, Chelis’ squad will win 3-2.
Television: The Correcaminos vs Dorados match will be televised on Galavision on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:00 PM EDT.
Notes: The match is being played at Correcaminos’ stadium because they ended up with more points in the group stage of the Copa MX. Also, the match will go directly to penalty shots if the game is tied at the end of regulation time.