The inaugural Liga MX Women’s Tournament concluded last night with Game 2 of the Guadalajara-Pachuca championship with a NEW CHAMPION! Guadalajara claimed the Apertura 2017 Championship with a 3-0 win at home and a 3-2 series edge. Arlett Tovar scored the first 2 goals for the Chivas in the 36th & 55th minute, then Norma Duarte sccored what would be the championship-winning goal in the 68th minute. The Chivas managed to keep the Tuzas off the board, and after 4+ minutes of extra time it was over and Guadalajara claimed the first Liga MX Women’s regular season championship and the right to play for the Grand Championship after the next tournament.
The game also set another attendance record, as 32,466 fans packed Estadio Chivas for the game. That helped contribute to a final attendance total of 412,006 for the entire Apertura 2017 tournament-307,202 for the regular season, 43,383 for the semifinals and 61,421 for the finals. The league is happy with those numbers and said it reaffirms their commitment to working to grow the women’s league. Congratulations to all the women tho took part and made the first tournament a success, hopefully bigger & better are to come in the second half.
Goals-Arlett Tovar 2 (Guadalajara, 36′, 55′), Norma Duarte (Guadalajara, 68′)
Shots on Goal-Pachuca 2
Corner Kicks-Guadalajara 6, Pachuca 6
Amarillas-Guadalajara 3 (Miriam Garcia, 16′, Susan Bejarano, 30′, Guadalupe Sanchez, 80′), Pachuca 2 (Lizbeth Angeles, 12′, Karen Gomez, 85′)
Venue: Estadio Chivas, Zapopan, Jalisco
Attendance: 32,466 (71.6% capacity)-NEW LEAGUE RECORD
Next up: Clausura 2018 Tournament (schedule TBA)