Most Shocking Moments in Mexican Liga MX History
The Liga MX may be considered the best league of CONCACAF and one of the best in the world over the past few decades, according to IFFHS. It has also had its fair share of moments that have certainly shocked us.
From young footballers who hope to make it big to violent episodes, there are a lot of topics surrounding the Mexican tournament. Many of them outside the pitch.
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Carlos Hermosillo Takes a Penalty Kick After Being Hit in the Face
A bleeding Carlos Hermosillo gave Cruz Azul its last league title in 1997.
In the first leg, "La Maquina" won 1-0 with a penalty from Benjamin Galindo in home turf. Three days later, the players met in Leon.
Missael Espinoza scored for the local team in the 52nd minute. When the regular time was completed, the overall score was still tied and overtime was required.
Cruz Azul kept pressing until the Leon goalkeeper Angel David Comizzo made a mistake and kicked Hermosillo in the face. The referee conceded a penalty kick that Carlos took despite the blood running down his face.
Christian Benitez Dies
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Christian Benitez died at age 27 due to a cardiorespiratory arrest. The striker was an instrumental piece for Mexican club America.
In May 2013, the Ecuadorian helped the "Aguilas" secure its 11th league title. After that, he left for Qatar, where he made his debut with El Jaish SC before passing away.
Jose De Jesus Corona Attacks Morelia Physical Trainer
Jose de Jesus Corona earned a six-game suspension after attacking Morelia physical trainer Sergio Martin at the semifinal match of the Clausura 2011.
A year earlier, Corona was sued after beating Cesar Rivera, the former boyfriend of his cousin. The Mexican goalkeeper apologized and was relegated from the team that traveled to the 2010 World Cup.
Salvador Cabañas Almost Killed
In 2010, Salvador Cabañas was attacked at dawn in a bar in Mexico City. The former America striker was in his prime when he was shot in the head.
"Chava" was quickly taken to the hospital, where he stayed for 23 days. Little by little, he made an impressive recovery, which included a special treatment in an Argentinean facility.
His attacker was arrested a year later.
Shooting in Torreon
In August 2011, a game between Santos and Morelia had to be suspended after a dozens of shots were heard in the vicinity of the Corona Stadium.
The players fled to the locker room, while the fans left their seats and invaded the pitch.
Although no one was injured inside the place, a police officer that was outside the stadium was not so lucky.
Víctor Mañon Becomes Youngest Footballer to Debut in Liga MX
In 2007, Pachuca debuted the youngest footballer in Liga MX history.
At 15 years, seven months, Victor Mañon Barron entered the pitch in the 88th minute of the game between his club and Cruz Azul of the Apertura 2007.
After six years, the striker has only appeared 18 times in the local tournament. He currently plays for Veracruz.