Fans get ready to watch FC Barcelona play against CD Guadalajara during the 2011 World Football Challenge at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Chivas play Queretaro on Saturday, November 19, 2011. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Mexican Primera Divison, 2011 Apertura Liguilla: Jaguares Snatch Late Draw; Tigres-Pachuca Next

Chivas Guadalajara and Cruz Azul will both need to win at home after falling in the first legs of their Liguilla ties.

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Jaguares Chiapas Vs. Santos Laguna, 2011 Apertura Liguilla: Full Time, Jaguares Snatch Late Draw

Jaguares Chiapas still have a chance of advancing to the Liguilla semifinals, but they've only rescued their chances by the slimmest of margins. With less than ten minutes remaining, Santos led by two goals in Chiapas, but Jaguares scored twice late to secure a 2-2 draw, giving them a chance to get through to the next round with a win away in Torreon.

Santos went up 2-0 early, and they could have been up by even more. Jaguares' defense has been questionable all season and they looked terrible in the first half as Edgar Hernandez's goal was constantly under threat. Defender Felipe Baloy stunned the home side in the 4th minute when he finished following a Daniel Ludueña ball into the box and an Oribe Peralta header, putting his team up 1-0. Santos' star striker Peralta added a goal of his own in the 32nd minute, putting in a rebound after Darwin Quintero had a long-range shot saved by Hernandez.

It appeared at the start of the second half like Jaguares had no hope of getting back into the match, but they were given new life in the 71st minute when Jose Cardenas was shown a straight red card for a shocking tackle on Franco Arizala. At that point, the home side began to press forward and eventually found the goals they needed.

Jackson Martinez scored the first goal  for his side in the 84th minute, heading in a fantastic cross by right back Daniel Hernandez. Arizala found the dramatic equalizer in the 92nd minute after an incredible scramble, during which the ball bounced around the Santos penalty area and Edgar Andrade struck the post with a shot. 

Jaguares now have to deal with the seriously tough task of getting a win at Estadio Corona in Torreon, but Cardenas' bad challenge and their strikers' late-game heroics have given them a chance of advancing to the next round.

We'll have live coverage of every Liguilla match this weekend in our Mexican Primera, 2011 Apertura Liguilla Quarterfinals StoryStream. For more on the two teams and Mexican football in general, check out SB Nation's Mexican futbol blog FMF State Of Mind.

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Monarcas Morelia Vs. Cruz Azul, 2011 Apertura Liguilla: Full Time, La Machina Throw Away Game, Lose 2-1

Cruz Azul were the much better side in the first half of their 2011 Apertura Liguilla Quarterfinal, first leg match against Monarcas Morelia, but have gone home needing a win to advance. La Machina went into halftime with a deserved 1-0 lead, but were completely outplayed and lost their cool in the second half, eventually losing by a final score of 2-1.

Javier Aquino was by far the best player on the pitch in the first half, as he dominated the game on the right wing for Cruz Azul. Without two of their best three central defenders, Morelia were forced to move left back Adrian Aldrete to the center of defense. This moved midfielder Jaime Lozano to left back and he struggled mightily, getting worked by Aquino on Cruz Azul's goal. Aquino's cross started the move, with Javier Orozco finishing the chance after Federico Vilar made a save.

Morelia came out swinging in the second half and were the better side for the entirety of the period, but Cruz Azul looked like they would be able to hold on. That was, until left back Fausto Pinto was caught by the fourth official hurling profane insults at Morelia manager Tomas Boy. The fourth official informed the referee and Pinto was sent off, taking la Machina down to 10 men.

The home side's front four then took over the game. Rafael Marquez equalized in the 77th minute, assisted by Miguel Sabah, then gave his team a lead with an 85th minute goal assisted by Lozano. Cruz Azul could have gone home with the tie more or less in the bag, but now will need to win at Estadio Azul to progress to the quarterfinals.

We'll have live coverage of every Liguilla match this weekend in our Mexican Primera, 2011 Apertura Liguilla Quarterfinals StoryStream. For more on the two teams and Mexican football in general, check out SB Nation's Mexican futbol blog FMF State Of Mind.

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Queretaro Vs. Chivas Guadalajara, 2011 Apertura Liguilla: Full Time, Carlos Bueno Guides Gallos Blancos To Massive Win

The Superlider Curse is very much alive, and Chivas Guadalajara have a ton of work to do to get themselves back into the title hunt. Queretaro have defeated the Goats by a final score of 2-1 at home, forcing Chivas into a situation where they must win by two in the second leg at home. Both Queretaro goals were scored by Carlos Bueno, who had an absolutely magnificent game for the Gallos Blancos. However, Chivas were able to claw back a goal in stoppage time, scored by 'Chaton' Jorge Enriquez.

Queretaro's first goal came after just eight minutes on a spectacular individual effort. From the edge of the penalty area, Bueno turned with the ball at his feat and bent a left-footed shot into the back of the net at the far post, giving his team an early lead. They instantly became more defensive and sat on that one-goal lead for the rest of the half, denying Chivas chances.

The second half was more of the same, with Queretaro playing defensively, but both teams began to play a more physical game, forcing the referee to show four second half yellow cards. Chivas created more chances in the second half, but were still unable to find the breakthrough. The Gallos Blancos didn't venture forward often, but in the 69th minute, they caught Chivas napping.

Emilio Lopez provided the assist for Bueno, but the goal was just as much about poor defending as it was good attacking play. Out on the left wing, Lopez toyed with substitute Xavier Baez with a few stepovers before putting a cross into the box. Bueno somehow got around Johnny Magallon to get onto the end of the ball and played a fantastic volley with his foot out in front of Magallon, despite the fact that his body was behind him. That gave Queretaro a 2-0 lead and Chivas were left stunned.

It looked until the very end as if Queretaro were going to win by two goals, but Chivas found a miracle at the end. Chaton got up to put in a header in the 93rd minute, rising up to get on the end of a cross from Alberto Medina. Vicente Sanchez was caught well out of his position in his goal, and Queretaro's cushion is one goal smaller than it should be heading to Estadio Omnilife.

We'll have live coverage of all of the other Liguilla matches this weekend in our Mexican Primera, 2011 Apertura Liguilla Quarterfinals StoryStream. For more on the two teams and Mexican football in general, check out SB Nation's Mexican futbol blog FMF State Of Mind.

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Queretaro Vs. Chivas Guadalajara Live, 2011 Apertura Liguilla: Halftime, Gallos Blancos Lead

Chivas Guadalajara are the heavy favorites to win this tie and one of the big favorites to win the Mexican Primera, but they're in a bit of an early hole. After 45 minutes of play in the road leg of their two-legged quarterfinal tie, the Goats trail Queretaro by a score of 1-0. The Gallos Blancos' leading scorer Carlos Bueno was the man who notched the goal, and his team have been defensive ever since it went in.

Bueno's strike came in the 8th minute, and it was an absolute beauty. From the edge of the penalty area, Bueno turned with the ball at his feet and curled his shot into the back of the net with his left foot, giving his team a lead.

At that point, they started operating more defensively. Based on the attacking nature of their early passes leading up to the Bueno goal, it seems like it was always Queretaro's strategy to try to get an early goal and sit on their lead. So far, it's working well. Chivas have around 60 percent of the possession and have managed a few shots, but have no clear-cut scoring chances.

We'll have live coverage of this and every Liguilla match this weekend in our Mexican Primera, 2011 Apertura Liguilla Quarterfinals StoryStream. For more on the two teams and Mexican football in general, check out SB Nation's Mexican futbol blog FMF State Of Mind.

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Queretaro Vs. Chivas Guadalajara, 2011 Apertura Liguilla: Lineups

In an unbelievable move, Chivas Guadalajara have dropped Marco Fabian for their 2011 Apertura Liguilla Quarterfinal, first leg match against Queretaro. With Omar Arellano and 'Cubo' Erick Torres both healthy, Fernando Quirante has opted to bench Fabian - who has scored eight goals from midfield this season - and play a 4-4-2. Queretaro have made one interesting choice to, opting to start former Chivas player 'Bofo' Adolfo Bautista up top next to Carlos Bueno. Here are the lineups.

Chivas Guadalajara Lineup (4-4-2): Hernández; Reynoso, De Luna, Magallón, Ponce; Araujo, Gallardo, Medina, Sánchez; Torres, Arellano

Queretaro Lineup (4-4-2): Sánchez; García Arias, Rico, Jiménez, Ruiz; Mondragón, Martínez, López, Ponce; Bautista, Bueno

These come straight from the Mexican FA, but that doesn't mean anything. Surely one would think that they would be an extremely reliable source, but Mexico is nuts. Even the FA sends out incorrect lineups. However, Jorge Ramos of ESPN said that Fabian did not come out with the team.

Queretaro vs. Chivas kicks off at 6:00 pm ET and can be seen on Univision in the USA. We'll have live coverage of this and every Liguilla match this weekend in our Mexican Primera, 2011 Apertura Liguilla Quarterfinals StoryStream. For more on the two teams and Mexican football in general, check out SB Nation's Mexican futbol blog FMF State Of Mind.

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Monarcas Morelia Vs. Cruz Azul, 2011 Apertura Liguilla: A Rematch Of A Classic Clausura Clash

Cruz Azul and Monarcas Morelia play a rematch of a Clausura 2011 Liguilla tie that featured two large brawls and multiple suspensions

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Queretaro Vs. Chivas Guadalajara, 2011 Apertura Liguilla: Gallos Blancos Make First Venture Into Playoffs

Chivas Guadalajara travel to Queretaro to take on the Gallos Blancos in a Liguilla quarterfinal matchup

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