by GIANFRANCO PANIZO
Jose Francisco Torres and Pachuca tied UNAM, 2-2, in the Mexican Clausura final on Sunday night but Pumas walked away with the title as they won on aggregate, 3-2.
The game ended 2-1 in favor of Pachuca but with Pumas having won the first leg, 1-0, the game went into extra time. Pachuca entered extra time down a man as defender Javier Mustafa was given a red card one minute prior to the end of regulation.
With Pumas attacking throughout the majority of extra time, Pachuca surrendered a goal in the 107th minute as goalkeeper Miguel Calero mishandled a low shot from Pablo Edson Barrera. The goal gave Pumas the advantage, one which they would not relinquish en route to capturing their second Clausura championship in team history.
Torres, who will join the United States men's national team in Miami on Monday before flying to Costa Rica for their World Cup qualifier against Los Ticos, came off the bench in the 72nd minute for midfielder Gabriel Caballero.
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