Club America is unstoppable.

The Mexico City side triumphed 11-2 over the two-legged quarterfinal series against Puebla, recording the biggest win in the history of Liga MX’s Liguilla.

The Mexico City team first kicked off with a 6-1 victory against Puebla at the Estadio Cuauhtémoc, as goals from Henry Martin, Diego Valdes, Alejandro Zendejas, Brian Rodriguez and Federico Viñas set the tone for the second match. 

The Eagles then hosted Puebla at the Estadio Azteca, where five more goals sealed the record-breaking victory and ticket to the semifinals.  Toluca previously held that title, defeating Puebla 7-0 overall in their quarterfinal series in the Summer of 2000. 

But head coach Fernando Ortiz insists the team will not be gloating, but focusing instead on how to problem-solve in a semifinal match. 

“We do not send a message to anyone, they know and study the way we play, the important thing is to insist on what we believe, if the message is good or bad it will be part of what they want to think [the rivals],” said Ortiz. 

“I am a little more interested in how the boys were able to solve a game, not the number of goals or record. Calm down, calm down, let’s go to the Semifinals. On Monday we will see where we can take advantage or prevent them from taking advantage to hurt the rival. Whether it’s one goal or two, we’re in the semi-final.”

Club America now awaits an opponent, as Tigres visits Pachuca and Santos Laguna hosts Toluca in the second leg of their quarterfinal series. The team is looking to win their 14th league title, last lifting the trophy during the 2018 Apertura tournament.

On the other end, Monterrey defeated Cruz Azul to advance to the semifinal, anticipating their rival.


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