Clausura 2017 Round 17 Results: Cruz Azul 2, Leon 1

Although they had already been eliminated before game time, Leon’s last-gasp playoff push would’ve come up just short today even if Tigres lost thanks to the home team losing 2-1 to Cruz Azul in their finale. Leon started off quickly thanks to Mauro Boselli getting a PENAL! in the 6th minute on a close call play with the Cruz Azul goalie, but after the restart Jorge Benitez put a shot in the corner of the net just past the goalie to get Cruz Azul even at 1. Cruz Azul had an early second half chance on a PENAL! of their own, but Angel Mena failed to convert. But Francisco Silva scored 5 minutes later for the final margin…and then in extra time also earned a Rojas! HE GONE! 2 Amarillas in the game-and only 2 minute apart at the end-means his offseason will be a little longer as he’ll be out for the start of next year.

Game Stats:
Goals-Mauro Boselli (Leon, 6′, 7th of tournament, Penalty Kick), Jorge Benitez (Cruz Azul, 10′, 3rd of tournament), Francisco Silva (Cruz Azul, 55′, 3rd of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Leon 2
Corner kicks-Leon 8, Cruz Azul 1
Amarillas-Cruz Azul 3 (Christian Gimenez, 76′, Jorge Benitez, 85′, Silva 2-90′, 90+2′), Leon 1 (Luis Montes, 42′)
Rojas-Cruz Azul 1 (Silva, 90+2′)

Venue: Estadio Nou Camp, Leon, Guanajuato
Attendance: 19,334 (61.7% capacity)

Next up:
Leon-Apertura 2017 Tournament
Cruz Azul-Apertura 2017 Tournament

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