Erick “Cubo” Torres leads Chivas to Copa MX Final with 2-1 win over Chiapas

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By Rafael

For the second time in a week, Chivas came from a goal down as Erick “Cubo” Torres’ 73rd minute winner guaranteed Chivas a place in the Copa MX final.

Silvio Romero’s headed effort had given Chiapas a second-half lead, but after Angel Reyna leveled ten minutes later, Cubo scored the goal that sealed the Rebaño Sagrado’s progress to the Copa MX final and a chance at qualifying to next year’s Copa Libertadores.

Chivas will now face the winner of Puebla and Monterrey.

The Match:

Erick “Cubo” Torres came off the bench to score two goals on Saturday against Puebla, and it was Cubo who nearly opened the scoring after only 12 minutes.

Cubo’s quick thinking caught the Chiapas goalkeeper, Oscar Jimenez, off-guard from distance and blasted a shot into the post.

Chivas came close again on 27 minutes after Cubo pressured to win the ball back inside the box. The future Houston Dynamo striker laid the ball off to David Toledo, who had his shot saved.

Chiapas were offering very little at the other end, but in the 52nd minute took the fortuitous lead.

Isaac Diaz drove down the left-hand side before crossing to Silvio Romero. Romero headed home to give the visitors the lead against the run of play.

However, the advantage was quickly cancelled out as Angel Reyna brought the hosts leveled with a left-footed shot from the edge of the box after Alan Zamora had given possession away.

Yet it was Cubo Torres again who would guarantee Chivas the victory. In the 73rd minute, Kristian Alvarez chested the ball down inside the box and created himself space for a diagonal cross. The unmarked Cubo fired into the unguarded net to give Chivas another emphatic win.

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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.