Mexico City, Mar 14 (EFE).- Atlante and Puebla both eked out victories in penalty shootouts and will square off in the semifinals of the Copa MX tournament, while the other final-four match-up of that Mexican cup competition will pit America against Cruz Azul.
Neither Atlante nor Atlas were able to get the ball into the back of the net in regulation time of their contest on Wednesday, but the Cancun-based club one-upped their Guadalajara rivals 3-2 on penalties.
Atlante converted three tries and failed on their two other attempts, while Atlas scored on two of their five penalty kicks.
Sergio Napoles, Diego Jimenez and Francisco Fonseca scored for Atlante, while Carlos Gutierrez and Luis Robles netted the ball for Atlas.
Puebla, meanwhile, won its penalty shootout against Pachuca 5-3 after the teams were knotted at 1-1 at the end of regulation.
American DaMarcus Beasley scored for Puebla in the 55th minute of Wednesday's contest before Abraham Carreño got the equalizer in the 79th minute.
Luis Miguel Noriega, Diego de Buen, Isaac Romo, Ecuadorian Segundo Castillo and Uruguay's Jonathan Lacerda converted penalty tries for Puebla, while Carreño, Hector Herrera and Argentina's Fernando Cavenaghi found the back of the net for Pachuca in the shootout.