Las Aguilas and Xolos are two teams who nonetheless have operate to do ahead of they can commence arranging for the postseason
The Liga MX playoff image is hunting a lot far more clear immediately after the penultimate weekend of the season.
A final-weekend showdown involving Tijuana and Puebla will give most of the drama. Otherwise, teams largely have their spots locked up currently and can be concerned largely about what their seed will appear like.
Purpose requires a appear at what every group wants to continue their pursuits of the title or earn an benefit with a far better seed:
In the playoffs and fighting for seeding
Various teams currently have punched their ticket to the celebration. Leon locked up its spot earlier this month as it continues its record winning streak.
Leon also has locked up its Superlider spot with Tigres dropping points against Puebla when making use of an alternate side between legs of the Concacaf Champions League final. That stated, Tigres’ spot in the postseason also is safe.
Tigres’ crosstown rival Monterrey also has cinched its playoff location.
This weekend saw Pachuca join the club, by knocking off Atlas.
In the hunt
Heading into Sunday afternoon, Lobos BUAP is technically nonetheless alive. It wants a victory more than Cruz Azul, then a win more than Toluca subsequent week, plus a lot of support to make up a -10 objective distinction. The dream is mathematically nonetheless alive but virtually more than.
With that, Cruz Azul, Necaxa and Club America will really feel their areas are safe. Cruz Azul can lock it up – and that of the other teams on 26 points – with a draw or victory against Lobos BUPA on Sunday afternoon.
Necaxa held on for a two-two draw with Monterrey, when America knocked off Santos Laguna, 1-. Need to Cruz Azul falter, a single point on the final weekend would lock up their areas.
Tijuana and Puebla meet in the final weekend of the season in what appears like it will be a playoff decider. If Xolos win or draw in Estadio Caliente, they are onto the playoffs. If Puebla requires all 3 points, El Chielis and Co. will move into the postseason.
Superior luck subsequent year
Toluca fought back from two targets down against Pumas on Sunday but could not get the winner. The two-two draw place the Red Devils out of contention to extend their season previous subsequent weekend.
Santos Laguna‘s hopes lasted till the final weekend, but Los Guerreros’ loss to America ended their outdoors opportunity at a playoff location.
Some of the league’s ‘grandes,’ the 4 biggest teams in the nation historically will not be present at the major celebration. That includes Pumas, who had been eliminated in Jornada 15 after a two-1 loss to Cruz Azul and Chivas, which saw Tomas Boy take more than and continue the losing skid the club is on.
Atlas, Queretaro and Morelia also have no opportunity at the playoffs and are playing for nothing at all but pride.
Not that the Tiburones Rojos would’ve been in the playoff image either way, but Veracruz has zero points immediately after becoming punished by FIFA. The club should go down but may well be capable to spend a charge to continue on in the initial division.
If the playoffs began currently…
(1) Leon vs. (eight) Tijuana
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(two) Tigres vs. (7) America
(three) Monterrey vs. (six) Necaxa
(four) Cruz Azul vs. (five) Pachuca