The field for the semifinals of the Mexican Primera Division's Liguilla is now set, thanks to a 3-2 win by Morelia over Club America on Sunday, giving them a 5-3 aggregate win for the tie. Young budding star winger Joao Rojas turned in an absolutely stunning performance with two goals, and Rafael Marquez Lugo added another in Morelia's win.
America scored just three minutes in on a great header by Diego Reyes, leveling the tie at 2-2. Morelia would strike back in the first half, though, as Rojas tapped in a goal after multiple America defenders failed on an easy clearance. In the beginning of the second half, just a minute after the whistle, Miguel Layun continued his absolutely shocking form by giving away a penalty kick, which Marquez converted. Layun was suspended for America's previous two games in all competitions thanks to back to back red cards in the Primera and Copa Libertadores, and his return was hardly a triumphant one.
Rojas and Vicente Vuoso each scored a goal each later in the half, but the final result was a mere formality after Marquez's penalty. With their win, Morelia advance to play Cruz Azul in the Liguilla semifinal. The other semifinal tie will be contested between Chivas Guadalajara and Pumas UNAM.