Liga MX 2021 Apertura: Updated results, table position in the race for Liguilla playoff places in Mexican football

A total of 18 clubs start the Apertura season of the Liga MX 2021 with the dream of lifting the league cup in December. But first it goes into the postseason: For this, the teams have to end up in the top 12 of the overall standings in order to advance to the postseason, or better known as Liguiilla.

There will be a lot of scramble for positions during the 17-game regular season. Because with the first four places in the overall ranking, a team automatically has a place in the quarter-finals. The teams that finish 5th through 12th must pass a play-in match with a single elimination game to reach the quarter.

The table values ​​of the regular season also play a role during the playoff quarter-finals and semi-finals, which are played over two legs. The team with the most goals scored in both games will advance. However, if the teams are tied on goals at the end of that second leg, the club that has done better in the regular season standings will advance. This rule does not apply to the final, where the teams go into extra time and possibly a penalty shoot-out.

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Here are the latest results from the Liga MX Apertura season, followed by the updated leaderboard that outlines the race for playoff spots and seeding.

Liga MX 2021: Results, Matchday 2

date game Time TV channel Streaming
Friday July 30th Mazatlan 2, Pachuca 1 Highlights
Friday July 30th Puebla 0, Chivas 2 Highlights
Saturday July 31st Leon 2, Tijuana 1 Highlights
Saturday July 31st America 2, Necaxa 1 Highlights
Saturday July 31st Monterrey 2, Pumas 0 Highlights
Saturday July 31st Atlas 2, FC Juarez 0 Highlights
Sunday 1st August Toluca vs. Tiger 13 o’clock Univision, TUDN fuboTV
Sunday 1st August Santos vs. Blue Cross 19 o’clock FS2, FOX Sports fuboTV
Monday 2nd August St. Louis vs. Querétaro 22 O `clock TUDN fuboTV

Liga MX 2021 Apertura table

Scoring is based on the points the teams collect in the 17 regular season games: three points for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss. For teams tied on points, the following tiebreakers are used in this particular order:

1. Superior goal difference
2. Most goals scored
3. Most goals scored on the road
4. Head-to-head matches between the teams that are tied
5. Best placement in the “quotient” ranking (points per game in the last six seasons)
6. Fair play scoring (based on yellow and red cards received)
7. Random drawing

Taking these decision criteria into account, the updated table looks like this:

Apertura table 2021

(PTS = points, GP = games played, W = wins, D = draws, L = losses, GF = goals for, GA = goals against, GD = goal difference)

Precedence team PTS GP W. D. L. GF GA GD
1. Mazatlan 6th 2 2 0 0 4th 1 +3
2. Monterrey 4th 2 1 1 0 3rd 1 +2
3rd Atlas 4th 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2
4th Club America 4th 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1
5. Pachuca 3rd 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3
6th Santos lagoon 3rd 1 1 0 0 3rd 0 +3
7th Toluca 3rd 1 1 0 0 3rd 1 +2
8th. Chivas Guadalajara 3rd 2 1 0 1 3rd 2 +1
9. Atletico San Luis 3rd 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
10. UANL tiger 3rd 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
11. Leon 3rd 2 1 0 1 2 5 -3
12th Querétaro 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
13. Puebla 1 2 0 1 1 1 3rd -2
14th Pumas UNAM 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 -2
fifteen. Club Tijuana 0 2 0 0 2 2 4th -2
16. Blue cross 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2
17th Necaxa 0 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4
18th FC Juarez 0 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4

How to watch Liga MX in the US

  • TV channel: Univision, TUDN, UniMás, Telemundo, Universo, ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes
  • Live broadcast: fuboTV, TUDN.tv, ESPN-App, TelemundoDeportes.com, Fox Deportes-App

The Liga MX 2021 Apertura season will be broadcast by four major US broadcasters: Univision Networks TUDN and UniMas, ESPN Deportes, Telemundo / Universo and Fox Deportes.

All of these channels can be streamed on fuboTV (free 7-day trial version).

The games can also be streamed with user authentication on the various alternative platforms of the networks: TUDN.tv, TelemundoDeportes.com and the apps for Telemundo Deportes, ESPN, TUDN and Fox Deportes.

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