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Maradona's Dorados into Ascenso MX semifinals

10:37 AM IST 18/11/18
Diego Maradona Dorados 2018
The Argentinian legend has his side one step closer to a trophy following a win on Saturday

Diego Maradona's Dorados are into the Ascenso MX semifinals after topping Mineros de Zacatecas on Saturday night.

A goal from Vinicio Angulo in the 65th minute was enough for Maradona's side, who picked up a 1-0 second leg win following a 0-0 draw in the opening leg.

Dorado's push was aided by a red card just moments after Angulo's goal as Eder Cruz was sent off for Mineros to ease the thoughts of a comeback. 

As a result, Maradona's side are into the semifinal after being closer to relegation than contender when the Argentinian legend took over in September.

Under Maradona, Dorados have lost just once in nine matches against Ascenso MX opposition after losing three and drawing the other three games prior to his arrival. 

Dorados, who entered the playoffs as the seventh seed, will need to win either the Apertura or next year's Clausura to qualify for the playoff to decide which team will be promoted to Liga MX in May. 

Prior to managing Dorados, Maradona's most recent job was as manager of United Arab Emirates club Fujairah.

Dorados will play the winner of Atlante's clash with Oaxaca in the semifinal round with first legs set for November 21 or 22 and second legs scheduled for November 24 and 25.

Both Atlanta and Oaxaca topped Dorados during the season with both sides picking up 1-0 wins over Maradona's team.