Leon beats Pachuca to claim Mexican Clausura title

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 18, 2014 at 11:40 pm •  Published: May 18, 2014
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ignacio Gonzalez headed in from a corner in the second period of extra time as Leon beat Pachuca 2-0 to win back-to-back titles in Mexico's first division Clausura tournament.

Argentine Mauro Boselli scored Leon's first goal with a header in the 66th minute, leveling the aggregate score and taking the game to extra time after Thursday's first leg finished 3-2 to Pachuca.

Leon also won last year's Apertura tournament and now has seven titles, four less than Chivas and America at the top of the all-time list.

Gonzalez pulled away from his marker to glance in the winning goal.

"It is madness, (I'm) very happy," Gonzalez said. "We were committed to each other, our fans and our families."

The match seemed like it would end up going to penalties during extra time, with both teams tired taking few risks.

The first half of the game was even, with Boselli having a chance in the 1st and Pachuca's Dieter Villa going close with a shot that went just wide from the edge of the penalty area in the 23rd.