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America beats Cruz Azul to snag 11th Mexican championship

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Mexico City, May 27 (EFE).- America trailed Cruz Azul 2-0 on aggregate with minutes left in regulation in the second leg of the clubs' Liga MX final, but managed to knot the contest with two goals in four minutes, going on to win their 11th Mexican title on penalty kicks.

Leading 1-0 after the first leg, Cruz Azul added to their advantage with a tally by Teofilo Gutierrez in the 20th minute, shortly after America's Jesus Molina was ejected.

America, however, was undaunted before the 105,000 fans packed into Aztec stadium.

The team held steady after the Azul goal and came out charging in the second half, displaying what turned out to be justified confidence in goalkeeper Moises Muñoz, who had to make a pair of great saves to keep his side in the contest.

America's determination bore fruit in the 88th minute, when Aquivaldo Mosquera put them on the scoreboard for the first time in the final.

The tying goal came in stoppage time, when goalkeeper Muñoz headed-in a corner. America prevailed 4-2 in the ensuing penalty shootout.

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