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The Curse of Mexican teams in the Copa Libertadores

The Curse of Mexican teams in the Copa Libertadores
Tigers brushed glory in the Libertadores 2015.

What happens to Mexican teams in the Copa Libertadores? Since in 1998 teams Liga MX belonging to the CONCACAF zone began to play in the Copa Libertadores CONMEBOL, North American country no team has won the coveted title, Champions of America and there are already several, those who have been on the verge of doing so.

With the defeat of Tigers in the final of 2015, Three Mexican paintings reached the final of the Copa Libertadores precious but failed to bring the trophy to Mexico, a glass that resists much for the Aztecs sets. Cruz Azul was the first Mexican club that reached the final. It was in 2001 and his rival was one of the giants of America, nothing more and nothing less than Boca.

Cruz Azul against Boca in Libertadores 2001.
Cruz Azul against Boca in Libertadores 2001.

Finally Boca although that issue was suffering and from the penalty shots. I had to spend almost a decade to see another Mexican team in the final of the Copa Libertadores. It was Chivas, one of the teams with the most followers in the world who agreed to the final against Internacional of Porto Alegre. Finally, with a global 5-3 in both games, Brazilians were to lift the Copa Libertadores precious.

Chivas played the final of the Libertadores 2010.
Chivas played the final of the Libertadores 2010.

The 2015 It is so far the last year in which a Mexican team has been looking out for Copa Libertadores. Mexico Tigers, with one of the five most expensive templates in this edition of the tournament and luxury reinforcements thanks to the break for the America's Cup, He could not win the tournament despite high hopes for them and players like Aquino, Dust, Gignac O Sobis.

After drawing with River zero at the University in the back and fall broadly defeated in Monumental three zero, Tigers again confirmed that the tournament seems to have some kind of curse on the Mexican teams that seems difficult to remove. Displays a button. Tigres River and they agreed in the group stage of the tournament.

Tigers first group spent way more than enough and River, He needed a favor Tigers who won an inconsequential for them giving River pass to the next round match, something the Argentine fans celebrated and thanked Mexican. They did not know that then they were going to win the final. Ironically.

River and Tigers agreed initial and final liguilla.
River and Tigers agreed initial and final liguilla.

Other teams like America flirted with the final but fell in the semifinals several times as Chivas de Guadalajara although the latter as we've told you before, They came to play the final in 2010 to International. The rest fell from the first round to the quarterfinals being usual not to perform a significant role in the tournament. A competition for almost 20 years is being damned for Mexican teams.

Alberto Llopis

Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football fully. Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in Colgadosporelfutbol.com. Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me on @AlbertiniLlopis @colgadosfutbol

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