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The first-leg of the Ascenso MX Final ended in a 0-0 stalemate between Coras Tepic and Necaxa.
The game took place in the Estadio Victoria of Aguascalientes, and the return leg will take place next Saturday in Tepic.
Coras Tepic finished the regular season top of the league, and Necaxa looks to return to the Liga MX after a 4-year absence.
The winner of the final will earn qualification to a promotion playoff that will determine who gets promoted to the Liga MX.
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Coras Tepic has advanced to that Ascenso MX final by defeating Altamira in the semifinal with an aggregate score of 3-2. Coras Tepic finished the regular season in first place, and followed up their regular season form by reaching the final.
They will now face Necaxa in a two-legged tie to decide who gets half a ticket to gain promotion into the top flight of Mexican soccer.
Coras Tepic is the second division affiliate of Chivas, and they are managed by ex-Chivas defender Joel “El Tiburon” Sanchez.
Necaxa clinched their ticket to the Ascenso MX Final in a bid to return to the top flight of Mexican soccer. Necaxa lost 2-1 to Mineros de Zacatecas, but by way of an away goal managed to earn their qualification. Necaxa had obtained a 1-0 win at home in Aguascalientes, and went into this game knowing that an away goal would complicate things for the home team.
It was a bright start for Mineros who went ahead by 2 goals in a span of 3 minutes. It wouldn’t be until the 83rd minute when Necaxa would score a lethal away goal to seal their entrance into the final. Necaxa now awaits the winner between Coras Tepic and Altamira in the other semifinal.