Pachuca beat América and Atlas beat Tigres, for an unprecedented final in the Liga MX, where the best team in the regular phase and third place overall face off.
The end of Clausura 2022 It will be unprecedented in the history of short tournaments. Pachuca and Atlas They will meet for the first time for the Mexican soccer championship. The Tuzos will be looking for their seventh title, while the red and blacks are going for the two-time championship, which would mean their third star.
Pachuca and Atlas They have only met once in the final phase in the history of short tournaments in Mexican soccer, but not once. final. It was in the semifinals of the Winter 1999, in which the Tuzos beat the Foxes.
In that contest, Atlas was overall leader, while Pachuca He finished in seventh position and began the path to the championship from the playoffs, an instance in which he eliminated Morelia. In the quarterfinals, the Tapatíos defeated Tecos 5-4 and the Hidalguenses beat Toluca with a score of 3-2.
In the semifinals, Atlas Y Pachuca they faced each other. In the first leg, the Tuzos took advantage of the local condition to take a 2-0 lead with a brace from Pablo Hernán Gómez, a score from which the red and black team could not recover in the second leg, in which they won 1-0 with a goal from Hugo Castle.
that triumph of Pachuca on Atlas, catapulted the Tuzos to their first title. In the final they faced Cruz Azul, who had just eliminated America. In the first leg, they tied 2-2, but in the second leg, the Hidalguenses were proclaimed champions with Alejandro Glaría’s golden goal.
In it Closure 2022, Pachuca and Atlas They met on the eighth date of the regular phase, in which the Tuzos came out with three points from the Jalisco Stadium, thanks to the solitary score of Roberto de la Rosa.
Both avoided the playoffs and started their way to the final from the quarterfinals, after Pachuca was a leader and Atlas finished in third place. Already in the Liguilla, the Tuzos eliminated Atlético de San Luis and América. The red and black, in turn, passed over Chivas and Tigres.