The battle to win the Liga MX’s regular season is hotting up as the top four go head-to-head in week 13.
The winner of the Liga MX regular season will get a more favourable draw in the Liguilla (the play-offs), while there are also Copa Libertadores places up for grabs.
River Plate bus – River Plate were forced to catch a bus after their Copa Sudamericana tie this week
Orlando City fans – Held a big parade for a non-existent team yesterday!
Worst football boots – Brek Shea takes our award!
This weekend sees first play third and second play fourth as Club America host Monterrey and Atlas welcome Toluca respectively.
Given there are only five games remaining in the regular season, the winners from this weekend’s fixtures will take a big step towards confirming a play-off berth. The losers could be dragged back into the messy battle going on behind them – currently there are only two points separating seventh-placed Santos Laguna from eleventh-placed Chiapas.
America are coming off the back of a shock 4-0 loss to Cruz Azul in week 12, while Monterrey boast the league’s top scorer Dorlan Pabon. America are without their top scorer – wing back Miguel Layun – after he was injured on international duty.
Toluca are tied with Tigres UANL as the most in-form side in the country, whilst Atlas are a surprise package at the top end of the division.
The top five in Mexico have lost two games each this season, suggesting there is little between them. It should be a fantastic Super Saturday.
Here are this weekend’s fixtures in full:
Morelia vs Veracruz
Tijuana vs Queretaro
Puebla vs Leones Negros
America vs Monterrey
Tigres UANL vs Cruz Azul
Club Leon vs Chivas de Guadalajara
Atlas vs Toluca
Chiapas vs Santos Laguna
Pumas UNAM vs Pachuca