On to the semi-finals
The quarter-final second legs of the Mexico Liga Premier were as tense and eventful as expected.
¡Los 4 mejores a Semifinales!
Cruz Azul Hidalgo, Inter Playa del Carmen, Club Irapuato y Durango pelearán por buscar su lugar en la gran Final de la #LPTemporada20l21
— Liga Premier FMF (@LigaPremier_FMF) April 25, 2021
Irapuato score four to underline their credentials
Only one of the ties was won with something to spare as Irapuato scored three times in the second half to win 4-1 against Reboceros de La Piedad (5-2 on aggregate) and advance to the semi-finals.
📸 | Galería
— Club Deportivo Irapuato (@irapuatooficial) April 25, 2021
Reboceros took the lead after 16 minutes to go 2-1 up on aggregate after Gerardo Lopez but Chupi Sandoval equalised ten minutes before half-time.
Six minutes into the second half, Jaidivert Hurtado put Irapuato ahead, and they never looked back.
Marco Granados headed in a third midway through the second half, before captain Alberto Garcia added a fourth with eight minutes remaining.
There were dramatic celebrations in the dressing room after the win.
Inter Playa edge through to face Irapuato
Irapuato will play Inter Playa del Carmen in the semi-finals, who went through on away goals after a 1-1 draw against Colima. Inter Playa fell behind to a Kevin Chaurand goal but Patricio Zerecero levelled the scores and they managed to hold firm, via the two away goals they scored in the first leg.
Group 1 and 2 winners face each other
The winners of Group 1 and Group 2: Alacranes de Durango and Cruz Azul Hidalgo, will meet in the semi-finals after the two sides edged through to the final four.
Arturo Sanchez broke the deadlock for Cruz Azul in the 62nd minute as they won 1-0 against Gavilanes in the second leg after a goalless first leg.
— CRUZ AZUL HIDALGO (@cruzazulhgofc) April 24, 2021
Alacranes drew 0-0 at home against Cafetaleros de Chiapas II and went through on away goals.