Goals from William da Silva and Oribe Peralta helped Club America claim presence in yet another Liga MX final as they bat Necaxa 2-0 on Sunday.
Las Aguilas held the advantage after a 1-1 draw at the Estadio Victoria, but despite Necaxa’s need to score a goal, it was the hosts who controlled possession of the ball.
The first half was difficult for any observer, and it wasn’t until the second half that Necaxa picked up the ante, forcing Club America goalkeeper Moises Munoz to a number of good saves.
But while Necaxa’s chances came to nothing, Las Aguilas’ golden moment would come in the 75th minute. After receiving a long-ball from Moises Munoz, Oribe Peralta connected with Renato Ibarra. The Ecuadorian international then dinked the ball for William da Silva, who poked home past Marcelo Barovero to put the aggregate score 2-1 in America’s favor.
Les than 10 minutes later, Las Aguilas rattled their opponents a second time to effectively seal the tie. Osvaldo Martinez found Oribe Peralta on goal, and looking up,”Hermoso” took aim and drove a high shot beyond the goalkeeper for Club America’s second.
With Necaxa’s spirits completely dampened, the final whistle meant Las Aguilas will take on Tigres in the Liga MX final.
First, however, Club America will fly to Japan to open their participation in the Club World Cup and take on Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC on December 10.