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42-year-old Cuauhtemoc Blanco scores in first day of Copa MX activity

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Image via @LaCopaMX

By Rafael

The Copa MX has resumed for its Clausura 2015 version with 24 teams looking to lift the cup in Mexico’s premier cup competition.

The real prize, however, is that the winner gets a shot at being a participant in the 2016 Copa Libertadores. The winner of this season’s Copa MX will face Santos Laguna in a two-legged tie to decide one of Mexico’s representatives in South America’s biggest tournament.

The first day brought some real surprises, including Ascenso MX side, Merida, demolishing Toluca 6-1. Monterrey and Chiapas also saw defeats to second-tier sides while Santos Laguna gave away a two-goal lead to Mineros in the dying seconds.

Veracruz also continued their fine start to 2015 with a 2-1 victory over Altamira. Former Chivas player, Michel Vasquez, was responsible for scoring the inaugural goal of the tournament and then scored a penalty to guide the Tiburones Rojos to their first points of the tournament.

But the real highlight of the day was 42-year-old Cuauhtemoc Blanco scoring for Puebla in their 2-0 victory over Atlante. The former Mexican international put Puebla ahead with a finely struck penalty. You can see video of his goal below with his trademark celebration included.