The second leg of the America vs Monterrey semifinal ended with a roaring Estadio Azteca, as the fans celebrated the 2-1 victory. The aggregate score ended 4-3 in favor of Club America, and they will move on to the Liga MX championship (where they will likely face Cruz Azul).
Club America dominated this match, as Monterrey played timidly and without pressure until it was too late. Club America had a 2-0 lead until a late Monterrey goal ended the match 2-1. It appears Vucetich thought Monterrey would be able to score a solitary goal in a tight match. Instead, America scored first and essentially eliminated Monterrey with a single strike.
The last time America reached the final was in 2007 when they faced Pachuca; this was the third semifinal appearance in a row for America (they finally won). The return leg of the Liga MX championship will be held at the Estadio Azteca on Sunday, May 26.