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Liga MX: Three Games To Watch (Apertura Week 7)

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Angel Saldivar of Chivas celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 6th round match between Chivas and Atlas as part of the Torneo Apertura 2016 Liga MX at Chivas Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Zapopan, Mexico.

If there was a weekend fans should pay attention to, it’s week 7 in the Apertura season. We have a nice lineup of games, including the country’s biggest rivalry. Here are three games every fan should mark down and try to watch this upcoming weekend.

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Friday, August 27

Tijuana Xolos vs Pumas (7:00 PAC, 10:00 ET)

To kickoff the weekend we will see the #1 and #6 teams in the table. Tijuana has shocked the league and sits on top of the table, while Pumas is sitting nicely at 6th. Pumas are coming off a huge 5-3 win over Monterrey this past weekend, while Tijuana Xolos got a draw on the road against Necaxa.

It’s always a great way to start the Liga MX weekend with a game that has a lot on the line. If Tijuana can pull out a win, their momentum could be hard to stop.

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Saturday, August 28

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Necaxa vs Querétaro (3:00 PAC, 6:00 ET)

Before we see the biggest rivalry in Mexico, there is a nice appetizer for fans in Necaxa vs Querétaro. As of now, Querétaro sits at 7th in the table, and despite Necaxa being toward the bottom, they have been able to stay in games where they should’ve lost. While Querétaro fight to stay on pace for La Liguilla, Necaxa are eyeing up their first win of the season, and possibly making a run at the 8th spot with some new found confidence.

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Chivas vs Club América (7:00 PAC, 10:00 ET)

It’s the big one in Liga MX: Chivas vs Club América.

If there is one “can’t miss” game of the season, it is this one. The biggest rivalry is back, and Chivas are looking for blood. Club América advanced past Chivas in the previous playoffs and Chivas have that in the back of their minds. Moreover, Chivas is right on the path of the last playoff position, so beating your biggest rival and possibly jumping in the order could not be sweeter.

Meanwhile, América are in 4th, sitting comfortably. A result on Saturday in much needed, though, to establish home dominance. Losing to your biggest rival in your house could carry a major negative momentum the rest of the season.

Current Standings

  1. Tijuana Xolos
  2. Pachuca
  3. Tigres
  4. Club América
  5. Monarcas Morelia
  6. Pumas
  7. Querétaro
  8. Atlas
  9. Monterrey
  10. Chivas
  11. Cruz Azul
  12. Puebla
  13. Toluca
  14. Veracruz
  15. Necaxa
  16. Chiapas
  17. Club León
  18. Santos Laguna

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