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Puebla were crowned Clausura 2015 Copa MX champions as they defeated Chivas 4-2 at the Estadio Universitario BUAP on Tuesday in an exciting game.
Chivas, who are the in-form team in the Liga MX at the moment, missed their opportunity to win their first trophy since 2006.
Meanwhile, Puebla came into this game as last in the relegation table, but with the hope of winning the Copa MX trophy for the fifth time in their history.
The game had an added incentive to it as Cuauhtemoc Blanco was making his last appearance as a professional player.
Chivas started a majority reserve side for the occasion, and Puebla took full advantage of that in the early minutes.
Facundo Erpen got the scoring started after only seven minutes after he produced a one-time header from a Michael Orozco headed pass.
With Chivas struggling to regain possession of the ball, Luis Gabriel Rey doubled Puebla’s lead as he headed past Jose Antonio Rodriguez a perfect Francisco Torres free-kick.
Manuel de la Torre made some changes for the second-half and his team made an encouraging start when Aldo De Nigris got one back for Chivas in the 54th minute.
Only seconds later, De Nigris got a second to put things at 2-2.
Shortly following Chivas’ two-goal flurry, Puebla got a penalty for a Kristian Alvarez handball inside the box.
Matias Alustiza stepped up and slotted past Rodriguez to regain Puebla the lead.
Eight minutes later, Alustiza made the lead safe after he dribbled past Miguel Angel Ponce and fired into the back of the net for his second of the night.
With the score at 4-2, Cuauhtemoc Blanco was substituted into the game for what was his last appearance as a professional player.
In the 86th minute, De Nigris could have got his hattrick when Chivas got a penalty for a Francisco Torres handball, but his shot went well wide of Villasenor’s goal.
In injury-time, the lights at the stadium went off, but at the restart, there would be no time for a Chivas comeback. Puebla were named Clausura 2015 Copa MX champions.