Clausura 2017 Round 17 Results: Tijuana 1, Veracruz 0

While their offense was completely shut down last night, Tijuana got just enough offense to lock up their 2nd straight regular season title at home with a 1-0 win over Veracruz. Luis Chavez scored the only goal on a direct shot in the 86th minute. With the win, Tijuana will be the #1 playoff seed for the second straight tournament, and will hope to have better luck than when they bombed out against Leon in the Apertura, although they’ll have another tough-looking draw in Morelia. Veracruz, meanwhile, finishes at the bottom of the ratio table but managed to avoid demotion this time thanks to having a better goal differential than Jaguares.

Game Stats:
Goals-Luis Chavez (Tijuana, 86′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Veracruz 2
Corner kicks-Tijuana 2
Amarillas-Veracruz 4 (Leobardo Lopez, 24′, Cristian Pellerano, 34′, Angel Reyna, 39′, Jefferson Murillo, 84′), Tijuana 4 (Victor Malcorra, 38′, Aviles Hurtado, 43′, Guido Rodriguez, 46′, Joe Corona, 52′)

Venue: Estadio Caliente, Tijuana
Attendance: 20,133 (73.6% capacity)

Next up:
Tijuana-TBA vs. Morelia in Gran Fiesta Quarterfinals
Veracruz-Apertura 2017 Tournament