After one half of play in the second leg of the 2011 Clausura's Liguilla final, Pumas UNAM and Monarcas Morelia are tied at 1-1 on the night and 2-2 on aggregate, with both teams scoring their goals in this second leg on controversial penalty kicks.
The first penalty came in the 14th minute when Dante Lopez was released into the box by a great ball over the top of the defense after just barely managing to stay onside. Federico Vilar came off his line to challenge Lopez for the ball and appeared to make some contact with Lopez. The referee granted the penalty and gave Vilar a yellow card, but on the replay, Vilar did not appear to make significant contact with Lopez. Fernando Palencia stepped up to take the penalty kick, and he converted it.
Just a couple of minutes later, Morelia would have a penalty shout of their own, and once again the referee would get the decision wrong. Miguel Sabah was clearly hauled down in the box, but instead of being given a penalty, he was shown a yellow card for diving.
In the 24th minute, Morelia would get a make-up call. Antonio Palacios and Sabah went for a 50-50 ball in the box which Palacios won before making incidental contact with Sabah. The referee judged this to be worthy of a penalty and a yellow card for Palacios, and Jaime Lozano converted to tie up the final at 2-2 on aggregate.
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