Santos wins Mexican Clausura title
Torreon, Mexico (Sports Network) - Santos won the Mexican Clausura title on Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Monterrey in the second leg of the final, securing a 3-2 aggregate win.
The two sides played to a 1-1 draw in the first leg, but Santos jumped out to an early lead inside of six minutes through Daniel Luduena, who took a pass from Carlos Quintero and danced by two defenders before rolling the ball under the goalkeeper.
Monterrey fell behind 2-0 in the 64th minute after a tidy one-two between Luduena and Oribe Peralta, with Peralta taking the return pass and slotting the ball inside the left post.
Jesus De Nigris handed Monterrey a bit of hope in the 78th minute when his left-footed shot was placed back across the face of goal and inside the far post, setting up a nervous final 12 minutes.
But Santos goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez made sure his team held on as he comfortably dealt with everything that came his way over the final stretch of the match, allowing Santos to lift the title.
05/20 23:15:30 ET