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Liga MX Liguilla Is Set

ZAPOPAN, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 19: Alan Pulido of Chivas celebrates after scoring the first goal of his team during the 17th round match between Chivas and Necaxa as part of the Torneo Apertura 2016 Liga MX at Chivas Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Zapopan, Mexico. (Photo by Refugio Ruiz/LatinContent/Getty Images)
Liga MX Liguilla Is Set

The season is over and it is time again to get back to some Liga MX playoff action. Once again, we see some great match-ups, including the beloved national rivalry.

Here is a look at how the playoffs are shaping up…


1 Tijuana vs 8 Club León

The great ‘Piojo’ Herrera has lead his team to the playoffs after running away with first place in the regular season. His Tijuana Xolos will face a foe that is not new to the playoffs in Club León. Despite being the top ranked team in the Mexican playoffs, Tijuana could have their hands full with this Club León side. Yet, with the way they have been connecting, Tijuana looks to be just a bit too powerful.

Game 1: Wednesday, November 23 at 8:30 P.M. Eastern.


2 Pachuca vs 7 Necaxa

One of the best stories of the season has been the rise of recently promoted Necaxa. It’s not often that we see a team gain such success but Necaxa has put themselves in a great spot. They will face, however, a dangerous Pachuca side. Expect goals between these two, because there is plenty of firepower coming.

Game 1: Thursday, November 24 at 8:30 P.M. Eastern.


3 Tigres vs 6 Pumas

As an intriguing of a match-up you will find, these two titans of Liga MX with face each other exactly one month away from their previous clash. Tigres were the victor in that one, 3-1, so look for Pumas to come out with some intensity will the reminder that they got dismantled in October.

Game 1: Wednesday, October 23 at 10:30 P.M. Eastern.


4 Chivas vs 5 Club América

It’s the game everyone will markdown: El Súper Clásico. We are once again blessed by the football gods to see the two biggest rivals in Mexico square off again in the playoffs. Last year, it was a tightly contested two-legs but Club América came out the victor. In 2016, América’s celebration of 100 years, Chivas not only beat them in the regular season, but in the Copa MX semifinal. The hype around this match-up is real, and will be a great way to spend thanksgiving night.

Game 1: Thursday, November 24 at 10:30 P.M. Eastern.

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Bryan has been a writer for The Stoppage Time since 2015. He has been covering soccer since 2011 and is a Sports management & Communications graduate from Grand Canyon University.

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