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WATCH: Raul Ruidiaz scores massively important goal for Morelia

Goal.com logo Goal.com 07-05-2017

It didn't win his team a title, but Raul Ruidiaz scored a goal with as much importance as just about any other goal in the world this week.

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The Peruvian striker netted in the 90th minute to give Morelia a 2-1 win over Monterrey. A late winner is always big, but the implications for this goal were massive.

Chiapas relegated from Liga MX

Aside from winning the match, the goal from Ruidiaz helped Morelia move up in the table enough to make the Liguilla, the mini-tournament playoffs for Liga MX, and saved the side from being relegated.

After Monterrey's Dorlan Pabon converted a penalty to bring the score level, it appeared Monarcas would be sent down to the Ascenso. But the extra two points from Ruidiaz's late goal put Monarcas a point above Chiapas in Mexico's system, which takes the last six tournaments into account, keeping them in the first division.

It also may end up being the goal that wins him the scoring title. Ruidiaz moves to nine goals, currently putting him in the lead for the Golden Boot, with Pumas forward Nicolas Castillo, who is on eight goals, set to play Sunday.

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