June 14, 2024

The primary legs of the Liga MX quarterfinals conclude Thursday evening with Tigres at Puebla and Guadalajara enjoying host to the Pumas. 

On Wednesday evening, No. 1 seed América battled No. 8 León to a 2-2 draw whereas Seventh-seeded Atlético de San Luis threw a shut-out towards 2nd-seeded Monterrey, claiming a 1-0 victory.

The massive information forward of tonight’s first match is that Tigres striker André-Pierre Gignac won’t be out there for the defending Liga MX champions.

The French goleador got here up lame throughout coaching this week, an damage vaguely described as left thigh and hip complaints. There’s no phrase on whether or not Gignac can be out there for the return match on Sunday.

Can Puebla break Sixth-seed jinx or can Tigres full historic male-female double?

For the reason that Liga MX transformed its calendar to 2 short-season tournaments again in summer season 1996, the No. 6 seed has by no means managed to hoist the trophy. Solely six instances within the 53 playoffs for the reason that shift has a sixth-seeded membership reached the ultimate and never one was in a position to have a good time.

Puebla will carry the burden of the Sixth-seed jinx into its quarterfinals matches towards the No. 3 seed Tigres. The 2 groups performed to a 1-1 draw on the Estadio Universitario with Nicolás Ibáñez – the participant most definitely to begin instead of Gignac – discovering the equalizer I minute 90+3.

As for the Liga MX champs, they’ll be aiming to finish a male-female double, replicating what the Girl Tigres did final weekend – declare the Liga MX Femenil crown.

For the reason that inception of the Liga MX Femenil, solely 3 times has a membership’s males’s and girls’s groups received the title in the identical season – América (Apertura 2018), Tigres (Clausura 2019), and Monterrey (Apertura 2019).

So with the Girl Tigres having notched one other title (their sixth in 12 seasons), the stage is ready for the defending champs to turn out to be the primary franchise to win a male-female double on two separate events.

No. 5 Guadalajara searching for revenge towards No. 4 UNAM

The Chivas play host to the Pumas with Guadalajara aiming to pay again the Pumas for the 1-0 loss within the season finale. That victory lifted UNAM into 4th place and dropped “El Rebaño Sagrado” into fifth place, giving “los universitarios” home-field benefit in Sunday’s sequence finale.

Guadalajara had appeared to recuperate from a midseason droop, going 4-1-1 heading into the Matchday 17 contest on the CU. Nevertheless, that evening the Pumas performed sterling protection, limiting Guadalajara to 2 photographs on purpose, considered one of which was a penalty kick by star striker Alexis Vega that UNAM goalie Julio González stopped in minute 77.

After all, the slate is swept clear for the playoffs and Guadalajara is intent on placing its stamp on the payoffs as soon as once more. Final season, the Chivas surprised Liga MX observers by marching to the Finals, stunning 2nd-seeded América within the semifinals earlier than developing quick in time beyond regulation to Tigres

Subsequent. América, León accept draw; San Luis edges Monterrey. América, León accept draw; San Luis edges Monterrey. darkish

UNAM missed out on the postseason fully final season, however underneath Antonio Mohamed the Pumas have turn out to be a well-rounded staff that may beat you with aptitude in addition to with grit.

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