After five years in Ascenso MX, Necaxa clinched their promotion to Liga MX with a 3-0 aggregate victory over FC Juarez on Saturday night. Los Rayos had gained a 1-0 advantage after the first leg at the Estadio Victoria.
And so, after a scoreless first 45 minutes, Necaxa grabbed the breakthrough in the 55th minute when Luis Felipe Gallegos tried his luck from distance to inch the Rayos closer to promotion.
FC Juarez pushed men forward in search for a goal to put them back into this game, but the Necaxa defense stood tall before eventually sealing the tie in their favor.
Jorge Alberto Sanchez appeared unmarked inside the FC Juarez area to fire home the 3-0 and star the celebrations for the Necaxa fans in the stands.
Necaxa replace Dorados de Sinaloa, who were relegated to Ascenso MX after just one season in Liga MX, and will start their participation in the 2016 Apertura.
Dorados de Sinaloa clinched promotion into the Liga MX after defeating Necaxa 3-1 on aggregate at the Estadio Victoria on Saturday night.
After finishing even in the first-leg, Raul Enriquez scored twice in the second-half to seal the victory for the visitors.
Their win capped off a remarkable 2015 that saw Carlos Bustos’ side win the Ascenso MX Clausura and then earn promotion to the top-tier of Mexican soccer for the first time in nine years.
Dorados replaces Leones Negros, who were relegated earlier in the month after only one year in the Liga MX.
Dorados de Sinaloa eased their way to the Ascenso MX title as they defeated San Luis 3-1 on aggregate in their Clausura 2015 final.
Victory means Carlos Bustos’ men will face Necaxa in a two game playoff to determine the newest member of the Liga MX for next season.
Dorados last played in the top-tier of Mexican futbol in 2006 when Bayern Munich manager, Pep Guardiola, was a member of the squad.
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Ascenso MX side, Coras Tepic, have announced that they have named Mauro Camoranesi as their new manager for the 2015 Clausura campaign. It will be the Italian’s first experience as a manager for a club.
In spite of being born in Argentina, Mauro Camoranesi represented the Italian National Team and won a World Cup with the Azzurri in 2006. He had represented both Santos Laguna and Cruz Azul in the Liga MX before becoming an idol at Juventus.
Coras Tepic’s announcement comes only a week after losing the Ascenso MX final to Necaxa in a dramatic fashion. Following the days after the defeat, their manager Joel Sanchez announced his departure from the club. The second tier club will now look to Camoranesi to lead the club into a possible promotion into the Liga MX.
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Club Necaxa became your Ascenso MX champions and won the opportunity to play in a promotional playoff at the end of the season by defeating Coras Tepic in the final. It was a thrilling game that ended 4-4 in regular time. The game then went to penalties where Necaxa won 5-4.
It was a triumphant and heroic victory for Necaxa who went down to 10 men and 3-1 on the scoreline at one point in the game.
Necaxa would not surrender, however, and despite the numerical disadvantage, they would equalize with 6 minutes from time.