Triumphant Tuzos! Winners and losers as Pachuca win Liga MX Apertura title by raining goals on Toluca
Sunday's Liga MX finale was little more than a coronation. The result, essentially, was already in hand for Pachuca, who blasted Toluca 5-1 in the away leg to all but seal the Apertura title.
And, in many ways, it continued as it began. More Pachuca goals, more Toluca heartbreak and, ultimately, no real surprise as the coronation was completed in emphatic fashion.
It was a party at the Estadio Hidalgo as Pachuca sealed their seventh Liga MX title and second in the last six years. It finishes 3-1 on the day and 8-2 on aggregate, an absolute destruction on the highest level in what was supposed to be a clash of Liga MX's best.
For a little while, there was hope that somehow, someway, Toluca could make a game of it. They did score first, but then the wheels fell off.
Pachuca scored the next two, with Víctor Guzman finishing after a penalty miss by Nicolas Ibanez in first-half stoppage time. Ibanez made amends, though, six minutes into the second half with his side's second. Gustavo Cabral's finish from the spot just put the result even further out of reach than it already was.
It all ended as expected: with Pachuca lifting a trophy. And no one can say they didn't deserve it after an absolutely incredible Liguilla push capped by a near-perfect performance over the two-legged final.