Atlas took a step toward consecutive Liga MX titles by defeating Pachuca 2-0 in the first leg

Atlas took a step toward consecutive Liga MX titles by defeating Pachuca 2-0 in the first leg

Reyes, playing in an advanced midfield role instead of a usual spot at left-back

After distributing the ball out wide to Jose Abella, Reyes rushed up into the 18-yard box

Pachuca, eager to equalize, pushed higher up the pitch but failed to get anything past Vargas

Chasing a 1-0 deficit in the start to the second half, Pachuca continued to test Vargas

Atlas, unbothered by the near-goal from Ibañez, gradually began to absorb pressure

Vargas, who was selected as the Man of the Match, wasn't ready to celebrate the Atlas victory