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Monterrey beat Pachuca to win Copa MX

IANS  |  Monterrey (Mexico) 

A goal just before the hour mark by Aviles Hurtado was all needed to defeat Pachuca 1-0 and lift the trophy for the second time in the club's history.

The Colombian striker scored in the 57th minute off a pass from countryman Dorlan Pabon, who charged down the left side before putting the ball into the box, where Hurtado was waiting, reports

Hurtado shook off a defender and slipped a shot under Alfonso Blanco, who had come off his line to make the block.

The keeper managed to nick the ball with his right leg, but it was not enough to keep it from reaching the back of the net.

For Hurtado, the goal Thursday night served as a kind of redemption after missing a penalty in Monterrey's December 10 league final against arch-rivals Tigres.

was trailing 2-1 with 10 minutes left in regulation when Hurtado blew a chance to bring his side level. Tigres went on to win the game and the title.

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First Published: Fri, December 22 2017. 20:26 IST
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