Copa MX

The Copa MX, called Copa Tower, Copa Eliminatoria, and Copa Mexico. It is a Mexican football cup competition, established in 1907. The Copa hence came back in 2012, after a long hiatus that began in 1997. Corona Extra currently sponsors the cup, so officially known as Copa Corona MX.

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The cup had both professional and amateur stages, on its early editions. This tournament was considered a prestigious tournament, as it is the first official tournament that consisted of teams from different parts of Mexico, especially during its early years of existence. The main purpose was to determine a national champion and distinguishing it from the local league championship. Also, the format of the Copa MX was different from that of other local league championship, and also it had the direct elimination and culminated process in a final. This had received much more fanfare than the local leagues.

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The current competition is similar to the Liga MX and is contested twice a year in a Clausura and Apertura. Each editions winners contest in the Supercopa MX.

The cup has twice been placed by the Mexican Football Federation on hiatus, between 1976 and 1988, and between 1992 and 1994. The Copa Mexico was held before it was placed on an indefinite hiatus with the 1997 edition of the tournament being the last time. In May 2012, the Liga MX president Decio de Maria announced the return and rebranding of the tournament.

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Recently, the 2019 Clausura Copa MX took place as the 81st staging of the Copa MX, the 14th tournament played since the 1996-1997 editions, and the 53rd staging in the professional era. The tournament ran from January 8, 2019, to April 10, 2019. The final took place in Ciudad Juarez at Estadio Olimpico Benito Juarez, with the visiting team America defeating Juarez to win their record sixth title.

In the 2019 Supercopa MX, America as the winner earned the right to face Cruz Azul. Besides, they also were qualified for the 2019 Campeon de Campeones, winning the Apertura 2018 Liga MX. The titleholders, Necaxa, of Supercopa MX, hence replaced them.

Top goal scorers of 2019

  • Henry Martín from Mexico of Club America: 5 goals
  • Juan Iturbe from Paraguay of Club UNAM: 4 goals
  • Roger Martínez from Colombia of Club America: 4 goals
  • Emanuel Aguilera from Argentina of club America: 3 goals
  • Matías Alustiza from Argentina of Club Puebla: 3 goals

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  • Nicolás Benedetti from Colombia of Club America: 3 goals
  • Diego Chávez from Mexico of Veracruz: 3 goals
  • Diego Pineda from Mexico of Atlético San Luis: 3 goals
  • Flavio Santos from Mexico of Club Juárez: 3 goals