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Liguilla 2021 Liga MX: TV, streaming & results for the semi-finals of Apertura

Liguilla 2021 Liga MX: TV, streaming & results for the semi-finals of Apertura

The Mexican title of Apertura 2021 is up for grabs after the favorite and seeded No.1 Club America was upset in the quarterfinals of the liguilla (playoffs) by a team of Pumas who became the Cinderella of these series Liga MX qualifiers.

At one point in the current season, the Pumas were in last place in the Liga MX standings, only to mount a late push to the playoffs which involved a spectacular 4-3 victory over defending champions Cruz Azul the last. day. of the regular season.

The Pumas will now face another surprise outfit at Atlas, who came out of nowhere to stage one of their best seasons in recent history, finishing second in the regular season standings. One of the two teams will advance to the final, something no one had predicted for the start of Apertura’s season.

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The other semi-final pits two of Liga MX’s top teams who have enjoyed sustained success over several seasons: it should be a close battle between the No.3 and No.4 seeds Tigers and Leon. They drew 2-2 in their only meeting of Apertura of the season after Leon took a 2-0 road lead at El Volcan.

Dated Meet Time (ET) tv channels Flux
Wed Dec 1 Half, 1st step: UANL Tigers vs. Leon 10:00 p.m. Univision, TUDN fuboTV
Thursday 2 December Half, 1st step: Pumas UNAM vs. Atlas 9 p.m. TUDN fuboTV
Sat Dec 4 Half, 2nd step: Leon vs. Tigers UANL 10:00 p.m. Univision, TUDN fuboTV
Sun Dec 5 Half, 2nd step: Atlas vs Pumas UNAM 8 p.m. Univision, TUDN fuboTV
Thursday December 9 Final, 1st stage: To be determined To be determined Univision, TUDN fuboTV
Sun 12 Dec Final, 2nd stage: To be determined To be determined Univision, TUDN fuboTV

Liguilla MX Series Tie Breaker

During the quarter-final and semi-final playoffs, the team with the most goals scored in the two games advances.

But if the teams are tied on goals scored at the end of this second leg, the club that finished better in the regular season standings will advance. In the case of the semi-finals, it would be Leon No.3 (vs Tigers No.4) and Atlas No.2 (vs Pumas No.11), who would advance if they are tied in cumulative goals.

This tie-breaking rule disappears for the final, where teams will head to extra time and penalties, if necessary, to nominate a champion.

Number 4 Tigers UANL vs. n ° 3 Leon

Dated Meet Time (ET) tv channels Flux
Wed Dec 1 1st step : UANL Tigers vs. Leon 10:00 p.m. Univision, TUDN fuboTV
Sat Dec 4 2nd step: Leon vs. Tigers UANL 10:00 p.m. Univision, TUDN fuboTV

Two of the best teams from recent seasons have once again been among the most consistent in the long run of the Apertura 2021 campaign, benefiting from a well-established core of players who have played together for several seasons. Leon hoisted the trophy last year and Tigres did the year before (2019).

The two met quite recently for the league title when they faced off for this 2019 Clausura Championship, which Tigres won. The Monterrey-based side are also unbeaten in 11 straight games in all competitions against La Fiera, with Leon’s last victory coming in the 2017 Liga MX Apertura season.

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Head coach Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera has said he plans to line up his regular Tigers roster, the only doubt being influential Guido Pizarro, who is still recovering from a blow.

Meanwhle Herrera stoked the media flames ahead of the match by claiming that Leon’s Argentina manager Ariel Holan is taking advantage of the squad formed by his Mexican predecessor, Nacho Ambriz, and that Holan has his team playing defensive and speculative football, especially Far from home.

No. 11. Pumas UNAM vs. No. 2. Atlas

Dated Meet Time (ET) tv channels Flux
Thursday 2 December 1st step : Pumas UNAM vs. Atlas 9 p.m. TUDN fuboTV
Sun Dec 5 2nd step: Atlas vs Pumas UNAM 8 p.m. Univision, TUDN fuboTV

This is the most fascinating game of the semifinals with Cinderella’s playoff team, the No. 11 seeded Pumas, looking to keep their magical run alive against one of the best teams of the season. . Number 2 seed Atlas has lost just four times in the 17-game regular season and his fans are dreaming of ending a 70-year drought for the title.

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For a team that at one point was stuck in last place in the La Liga MX standings, the past month has been remarkable for the Pumas. Players now believe they can win it all with a swashbuckling style both at home and on the road. They used it to win on the road to oust both No. 5 seed Toluca (wildcard round) and hated rivals No. 1 seed Club America (quarter-finals).

The Pumas and Atlas have only met in the playoffs twice before and both meetings took place in 2004, with the Pumas emerging victorious in both cases (two shorter seasons are played each year in Mexico). The Mexico-based Auriazules also enter this league series on a seven-game unbeaten streak in meetings against Atlas.

It has been a while since the two won a Mexican league, although they have still produced the best Mexican talent over the years. The Pumas’ seventh and most recent title arrived in 2011, but it has been 70 years since Atlas won their only title in 1951.

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