Monday, January 12, 2009

Pachuca Prevail in Shootout; Copa Libertadores Awaits

Pachuca and Jose Torres faced Atlas in Interliga play last night. After taking a 3-0 lead into the locker room at halftime, Los Tuzos looked to be heading for an easy victory. Not so! Atlas fought back to tie the game at 3-3, sending the match into extra time. What followed was an excruiatingly long shootout, featuring 13 rounds of shooters:

Torres scored his pk and Pachuca qualified for the Copa Libertadores, joining Chivas and Michael Orozco's San Luis as the clubs representing Mexico in South America's equivalent of the Champions League.

San Luis have already qualified for the group stage, and they've been drawn into Group 8 with Argentina's San Lorenzo, Paraguay's Libertad, and Peru's Universitario?

Pachuca's road is much tougher, as they have to face a preliminary home and away playoff with Universidad de Chile in order to gain entry to the group stage. Those games are set for Jan. 28 and Feb. 4...

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