Copa MX: Cuauhtemoc Blanco scores, Chivas win on penalties

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By Rafael

The quarterfinals of the Copa MX got underway on Tuesday as Puebla and Chivas earned progress into the semifinals of the competition.

Recently elected mayoral candidate for the city of Cuernavaca, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, headed home the equalizer in Puebla’s 2-1 victory over Merida. The Ascenso MX side took the early lead before “Cuauh” pounced from short-range to level the score for La Franja.

Former U.S. international, Herculez Gomez, sealed the win in the 64th minute as Puebla now await the winner of the Monterrey and Correcaminos game, which was postponed due to bad field conditions.

In the other quarterfinal of the night, Chivas scraped through into the semifinals with a 4-3 penalty shootout win against Queretaro. After 90 scoreless minutes, Jose Antonio Rodriguez made two brilliant saves from the spot to guide the Rebaño Sagrado to victory.

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About Rafael Diaz

Fan of good futbol. Rafa runs when he is not busy watching Arsenal drop points away to Stoke.