Liga MX 2021 Apertura: Upgraded outcomes, standings in the race for liguilla playoff berths in Mexican soccer

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Liga MX 2021 Apertura: Upgraded outcomes, standings in the race for liguilla playoff berths in Mexican soccer
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An overall of 18 clubs started the Liga MX 2021 Apertura season with imagine raising the league prize in December. Initially, it takes getting to the postseason: To do that, groups have to end up amongst the top 12 in the standings to advance to the postseason, or the liguilla, as it’s more widely understood.

What’s at stake: There will be lots of jockeying for positions throughout the 17- video game routine season. That’s due to the fact that ending up in the leading 4 locations in the standings offers a group an automated area in the quarterfinals. The groups that end up No. 5 through No. 12 need to endure a single-elimination play-in video game simply to reach the quarters. The No. 13 through No. 18 groups run out contention.

Why standings matter: Regular season standings likewise enter play throughout the playoff quarterfinal and semifinal series, which occur over 2 legs. The group with the most objectives scored throughout both video games advances. If groups are connected on objectives scored at the end of that 2nd leg, the club that completed greater in the routine season standings will advance. That guideline vanishes for the last, where groups will head to additional time and a penalty shot shootout, if required.

WATCH: Liga MX matches on fuboTV (complimentary 7-day trial)

Here is the most recent schedule and leads to the Liga MX Apertura season, followed by the upgraded standings, which lay out the race for playoff locations and seeding.

Liga MX 2021: Schedule, Matchday 14

Date Match Time (ET) Television Channels Streaming
Tues, Sept. 21 FC Juarez 1, San Luis 0 Highlights
Tues, Oct. 19 Queretaro 1, Monterrey 0 Highlights
Tues, Oct. 19 Puebla 2, Mazatlan 0 Highlights
Tues, Oct. 19 Club America 2, Santos Laguna 1 Highlights
Tues, Oct. 19 Atlas 0, Cruz Azul 0 Highlights
Wed, Oct. 20 Toluca vs. Necaxa 8 p.m. TUDN.tv
Wed, Oct. 20 Leon vs. Pumas UNAM 8 p.m. TUDN fuboTV
Wed, Oct. 20 Tigres UANL vs. Pachuca 10 p.m. TUDN fuboTV
Wed, Oct. 20 Club Tijuana vs. Chivas 10 p.m. FS1, Fox Deportes fuboTV

Liga MX 2021: Schedule, Matchday 15

Date Match Time (ET) Television Channels Streaming
Fri, Oct. 22 Mazatlan vs. Queretaro 10 p.m. TUDN fuboTV
Sat, Oct. 23 Puebla vs. Leon 6 p.m. TUDN fuboTV
Sat, Oct. 23 Monterrey vs. Necaxa 6 p.m. Fox Deportes fuboTV
Sat, Oct. 23 Club America vs. Tigres UANL 8 p.m. Univision, TUDN fuboTV
Sat, Oct. 23 Chivas vs. Cruz Azul 10 p.m. Telemundo, Universo fuboTV
Sun, Oct. 24 Pumas UNAM vs. Club Tijuana 1 p.m. Univision, TUDN fuboTV
Sun, Oct. 24 San Luis vs. Atlas 8 p.m. TUDN fuboTV
Sun, Oct. 24 Santos Laguna vs. Toluca 8 p.m. FS2, Fox Deportes fuboTV
Sun, Oct. 24 Pachuca vs. FC Juarez 10 p.m. TUDN fuboTV

Liga MX 2021 Apertura standings

The standings are based upon points that groups gather points throughout the 17 video games of the routine season: 3 points for a win, one for a draw and none in case of a loss. If groups are connected on points, the following tiebreakers are utilized in this particular order:

1. Superior objective distinction


2. A lot of objectives scored


3. Many objectives scored on the roadway


4. Head-to-head matches in between the groups that are connected


5. Finest positioning in ” ratio” standings(points per video game over previous 6 seasons)


6. Fair Play standings(based upon yellow and red cards gotten)


7. Random draw

With those tiebreakers in mind, here’s what the upgraded table appears like:

Apertura 2021 table

( PTS= Points, GP= Games Played, W= Wins, D= Draws, L= Losses, GF= Goals for, GA= Goals versus, GD= Goal Difference)

Ranking Team PTS GP W D L GF GA GD
1. Club America 31 14 9 4 1 19 8 11
2. Atlas 23 14 6 5 3 13 6 7
3. Toluca 21 13 6 3 4 19 18 1
4. Monterrey 20 14 5 5 4 18 14 4
5. Tigres UANL 19 13 4 7 2 18 12 6
6. Cruz Azul 19 13 4 7 2 15 10 5
7. Leon 19 12 5 4 3 14 12 2
8. Puebla 18 14 4 6 4 13 15 -2
9. Atletico San Luis 17 13 4 5 4 16 16 0
10 Chivas Guadalajara 17 13 4 5 4 10 10 0
11 Mazatlan 17 14 4 5 5 15 20 -5
12 Santos Laguna 16 13 3 7 3 15 12 3
13 Pachuca 15 12 4 3 5 15 13 2
14 Queretaro 15 14 3 6 5 8 12 -4
15 FC Juarez 15 14 4 3 7 13 19 -6
16 Necaxa 13 13 4 1 8 12 17 -5
17 Pumas UNAM 11 12 2 5 5 7 14 -7
18 Club Tijuana 8 13 1 5 7 10 22 -12

How to see Liga MX in the USA

  • television channels: Univision, TUDN, UniMás, Telemundo, Universo, ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes
  • Live stream: fuboTV, TUDN.tv, ESPN app, TelemundoDeportes.com, Fox Deportes app

The Liga MX 2021 Apertura season will be brought by 4 significant U.S. broadcast outlets: Univision networks TUDN and UniMas, ESPN Deportes, Telemundo/ Universo and Fox Deportes.

All these channels can be streamed on fuboTV (complimentary 7-day trial)

The matches can likewise be streamed with user authentication on the different alternate platforms provided by the networks: TUDN.tv, TelemundoDeportes.com and the apps for Telemundo Deportes, ESPN, TUDN and Fox Deportes.