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Pumas Sub-17 advance to semifinals, will face Pachuca

The only Pumas youth team still in the liguilla race is the U-17s, who advanced to the semifinals last weekend after a tough battle with Queretaro.

Pumas, who came into the playoffs as the number two ranked team, finished their quarterfinal pairing with a 2-2 aggregate scoreline against seventh-seeded Queretaro.

Brian Figueroa scored for Pumas in the opening leg’s 1-1 draw, while Juan Gomez scored from the penalty spot in the second leg’s 1-1 contest.

Next up for the Pumas canteranos is a showdown with Pachuca, one of the strongest youth academies in Mexico. The two sides will face off on Thursday in Hidalgo and finish up on Sunday at the Cantera.

Photo Gallery (courtesy of Pumas MX)

 

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