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2018–19 Ascenso MX season

The 2018–19 Ascenso MX season is a two-part competition: Apertura 2018 and Clausura 2019. Ascenso MX is the second-tier football league of Mexico. Apertura began on 20 July 2018, and Clausura began on 4 January 2019.

Ascenso MX
Season2018–19
Dates20 July 2018 – May 2019
ChampionsApertura:
Atlético San Luis (1st title)
Clausura:
Atlético San Luis (2nd title)
PromotedAtlético San Luis
RelegatedTampico Madero
Matches played210
Goals scored520 (2.48 per match)
Top goalscorerApertura: Roberto Nurse
Nicolás Ibáñez
(8 goals)
Clausura: Nicolás Ibáñez
(11 goals)
Biggest home winApertura:
Atlante 4–1 UAT
(27 July 2018)
Sinaloa 4–1 Tapachula
(17 September 2018)
Tampico Madero 4–1 UdeG
(19 October 2018)
Clausura:
Atlante 5–1 Sonora
(4 January 2019)
Atlante 4–0 UdeG
(10 February 2019)
Sinaloa 4–0 Oaxaca
(2 March 2019)
UdeG 4–0 Zacatepec
(3 March 2019)
Zacatepec 4–0 Sonora
(6 April 2019)
Biggest away winApertura:
Celaya 0–4 Atlético San Luis
(18 August 2018)
Clausura:
Sinaloa 3–6 Atlante
(16 February 2019)
Highest scoringApertura:
Zacatepec 4–2 Tapachula
(18 August 2018)
Clausura:
Sinaloa 3–6 Atlante
(16 February 2019)
Longest winning runApertura: 7 matches
Juárez
Clausura:4 matches
Sonora
Atlético San Luis
Longest unbeaten runApertura: 12 matches
Juárez
Clausura:14 matches
Atlético San Luis
Longest winless runApertura: 10 matches
Celaya
Clausura: 5 matches
Juárez
Longest losing runApertura: 5 matches
Tampico Madero
Clausura:3 matches
Tampico Madero
Sinaloa
Highest attendanceApertura: 11,314[1]
Juárez 2–3 Atlante
(3 November 2018)
Clausura: 19,564[1]
Atlético San Luis 2–2 Sinaloa
(12 April 2019)
Lowest attendanceApertura: 886[1]
Celaya 1–2 Oaxaca
(3 November 2018)
Clausura: 873[1]
Sonora 3–2 Venados
(22 February 2019)
Total attendanceApertura: 492,645[1]
Clausura: 495,024[1]
Average attendanceApertura: 4,692[1]
Clausura: 4,715[1]
Stats are from the regular season only

Changes from the previous seasonEdit

Nine teams met the requirements to be promoted to the Liga MX for the 2019–2020 season: Atlético San Luis, Juárez, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tampico Madero, UdeG, Zacatecas, and Zacatepec. Atlante and Celaya lost their right to be promoted from the previous season.[2]

The relegated team of the Clausura 2019 Liga MX season had the option of paying MXN$120 million to remain in Liga MX. Of that amount, MXN$60 million would go to the Ascenso MX team that is not certified to be promoted[clarification needed] and MXN$60 million would go to new projects determined by the Liga MX assembly. If the team that had normally relegated to the tier below did then the MXN$120 million remained in Liga MX, the team's right to be the 18th team of Liga MX will be seceded to Liga MX and the MXN$120 million must be paid by the other 17 teams of Liga MX. The vacant position in Liga MX could then be occupied by a certified Ascenso MX team or an external sport project. If the position is not occupied, Liga MX reserves all rights to do as deemed fit with it for the 2019–20 Liga MX season.[3][4][5]

Teams in the Liga Premier de México must be certified to be promoted to Ascenso MX. If a promoted team is not certified for Ascenso MX, the relegated Ascenso MX team is required to pay MXN$15 million, of which MXN$5 million are given to the team that is not certified, and MXN$10 million are for development projects of Ascenso MX.[3][4][5]

Team squads are limited to 12 players not developed in Mexico. A maximum of nine of those players may be in the match-day squad.[3][4][5]

Teams are required to give youth players playing time. For the Apertura 2018 season, teams must accumulate 675 minutes with players born on or after 1997. For the Clausura 2019 season, teams must accumulate 882 minutes with players born in 1998.[3][4][5]

The away goals rule is no longer a tiebreaker for the liguilla.[3][4][5]

15 clubs will participate in this season:

Stadiums and LocationsEdit

Club City Stadium Capacity
Atlante Cancún, Quintana Roo Andrés Quintana Roo 17,289
Atlético San Luis San Luis Potosí City, San Luis Potosí Alfonso Lastras 25,111
Celaya Celaya, Guanajuato Miguel Alemán Valdés 23,182
Juárez Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua Olímpico Benito Juárez 19,703
Oaxaca Oaxaca City, Oaxaca Tecnológico de Oaxaca 14,950
Sinaloa Culiacán, Sinaloa Banorte 20,108
Sonora Hermosillo, Sonora Héroe de Nacozari 18,747
Tampico Madero Tampico / Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas Tamaulipas 19,667
Tapachula Tapachula, Chiapas Olímpico de Tapachula 21,018
UAEM Toluca, State of Mexico Universitario Alberto "Chivo" Córdoba 32,603
UAT Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas Marte R. Gómez 11,380
UdeG Guadalajara, Jalisco Jalisco 56,320
Venados Mérida, Yucatán Carlos Iturralde 15,087
Zacatecas Zacatecas City, Zacatecas Carlos Vega Villalba 20,000
Zacatepec Zacatepec, Morelos Agustín "Coruco" Díaz 24,313

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor(s)
Atlante José Gabriel Gutiérrez Lavín   Gabriel Pereyra   Gerardo Ruíz Kappa Cancún, Riviera Maya, Pegaso1, Acustik1
Atlético San Luis Alberto Marrero   Alfonso Sosa   Mario Abrante Joma Canel's, Nissin, Cemento Moctezuma, Grupo Acerero, Corona1, Caliente1 3, Mobil Super2, Coca-Cola2, Ricon2, Grupo Vencedor2, MedioTiempo3, Bokados3, OneClick3
Celaya Alan Achar   José Islas   Rodolfo Salinas Keuka Bachoco, Caja Popular Mexicana
Juárez Juan Carlos Talavera   Gabriel Caballero   Leandro Carrijó Carrara Del Rio, S-Mart1, Tecate1, AutoPronto2, Leche Lucerna2, Hágalo2, Transtelco3, UACJ3
Oaxaca Santiago San Román   Juan Manuel Rivera   Luis Venegas Keuka Ópticas América, Electrolit2
Sinaloa José Antonio Núñez   Diego Armando Maradona   Jesús Chávez Charly [es] Coppel, Electrolit, SuKarne, Caliente, LG
Sonora Juan Pablo Rojo   Isaac Morales Domínguez   José Saavedra Keuka Súper del Norte, Acer, Megacable3, Coca-Cola3
Tampico Madero Luis Miguel Pérez Amarante   Mario García   Javier Orozco Charly Tam, Nexum, Boing!, Electrolit2, Omnibus de México2, Aeroméxico3, Caliente3, Leche Marsella3
Tapachula José Luis Orantes Costanzo   Luis Fernando Soto   Christian Bermúdez Silver Sport Cafetaleros de Corazón, Electrolit2
UAEM Alfredo Barrera Baca   David Rangel   Rodrigo Bronzatti Kappa OMPP WOFP, Fundación UAEMéx1, Electrolit2, Centro Médico de Toluca2
UAT Rafael Flores Alcocer     Carlos Reinoso   Arturo Ortíz Pirma Tecate1, Hampton by Hilton2, Tam2, Massey Ferguson2, Electrolit2
UdeG José Alberto Castellanos Gutiérrez   Jorge Dávalos   Ismael Valadéz Umbro Electrolit, Corona1, Coca-Cola2, Canal 443, GHIR3, Pulparidno4
Venados Rodolfo Rosas Cantillo   Sergio Orduña   Aldo Polo U-Sports Tony Roma's, Yucatán, Montejo1, Puerto Lindo1, Mérida2, Farmacias Unión2, Coca-Cola2, MedioTiempo3, Cinemex3, Carl's Jr.3, Claro Sports [es]4
Zacatecas Armando Martínez Patiño   Andrés Carevic   Roberto Nurse Pirma Telcel, Red Gasislo, Zacatecas ¡Deslumbrante!, Mobil Super, Office Depot, Corona1, Caliente1 3, MedioTiempo3, Coca-Cola4
Zacatepec Víctor Manuel Arana   Ricardo Valiño   Marco Argüelles Yire Akron, Itromep Omeprazol
1. ^ On the back of shirt.
2. ^ On the sleeves.
3. ^ On the shorts.
4. ^ On the socks.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position
in table
Pre-Apertura changes
Juárez   Tomás Campos (Interim) End of tenure as caretaker May 1, 2018   Gabriel Caballero June 4, 2018[10] Preseason
Zacatepec   Marcelo Michel Leaño Signed by Necaxa May 10, 2018   Alberto Clark May 17, 2018
UAT   Ricardo Rayas Resigned May 16, 2018   Juan Carlos Chávez May 21, 2018
Atlante   Sergio Bueno Sacked May 25, 2018[11]   Gabriel Pereyra June 5, 2018[12]
Sonora   Mario García Sacked May 28, 2018   Héctor Altamirano May 29, 2018[13]
Oaxaca   Irving Rubirosa Sacked May 29, 2018[14]   Ricardo Rayas June 5, 2018[15]
Tapachula   Gabriel Caballero Signed by Juárez June 4, 2018[16]   Irving Rubirosa June 5, 2018[17]
Celaya   Ricardo Valiño Sacked July 4, 2018[18]   Enrique Maximiliano Meza July 5, 2018[19]
Apertura changes
Tapachula   Irving Rubirosa Sacked August 27, 2018[20]   Diego de la Torre (Interim) August 28, 2018[21] 13th
Tampico Madero   Eduardo Fentanes Sacked September 5, 2018[22]   Miguel de Jesús Fuentes September 6, 2018[23] 10th
Dorados   Paco Ramírez Sacked September 6, 2018[24]   Diego Armando Maradona September 6, 2018[25] 13th
Venados   Bruno Marioni Sacked September 15, 2018[26]   Joel Sánchez September 19, 2018[27] 13th
Zacatepec   Alberto Clark Sacked October 2, 2018   Ricardo Valiño October 3, 2018 10th
UAEM   Héctor Hugo Eugui Sacked October 23, 2018   David Rangel October 23, 2018 8th
Pre-Clausura changes
Oaxaca   Ricardo Rayas Sacked November 23, 2018[28]   Álex Diego December 3, 2018[29] Preseason
Venados   Joel Sánchez Sacked November 28, 2018[30]   Sergio Orduña December 1, 2018[31]
Tapachula   Diego de la Torre (Interim) End of tenure as caretaker December 3, 2018   Luis Fernando Soto December 3, 2018[32]
Sonora   Héctor Altamirano Resigned December 13, 2018[33]   Isaac Morales Domínguez December 17, 2018[34]
Celaya   Enrique Maximiliano Meza Sacked December 5, 2018[35]   José Islas December 27, 2018[36]
Clausura changes
UAT   Juan Carlos Chávez Resigned February 9, 2019[37]     Carlos Reinoso February 13, 2019[38] 11th
Tampico Madero   Miguel de Jesús Fuentes Sacked March 5, 2019[39]   Mario García Covalles March 6, 2019[40] 15th
Oaxaca   Álex Diego Sacked April 8, 2019[41]   Juan Manuel Rivera (interim) April 8, 2019[42] 6th

Apertura 2018Edit

Apertura 2018 was the 47th edition of Ascenso MX. The league season began on 20 July 2018 and ended on 11 November 2018. Cafetaleros de Tapachula defended their inaugural league title.

Regular SeasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Juárez 14 11 2 1 26 10 +16 35 Advance to liguilla[a]
2 Zacatecas 14 10 2 2 27 15 +12 32
3 Atlante 14 10 0 4 27 19 +8 30
4 Sonora 14 7 4 3 21 18 +3 25
5 Atlético San Luis (C) 14 6 5 3 17 10 +7 23
6 Oaxaca 14 6 4 4 17 13 +4 22
7 Sinaloa 14 6 4 4 16 13 +3 22
8 UdeG 14 5 3 6 22 20 +2 18
9 UAEM 14 4 5 5 9 10 −1 17
10 UAT 14 4 3 7 14 19 −5 15
11 Zacatepec 14 3 4 7 15 20 −5 13
12 Tapachula 14 3 3 8 18 28 −10 12
13 Tampico Madero 14 2 3 9 11 20 −9 9
14 Venados 14 2 3 9 12 23 −11 9 Team is last in the relegation table.
15 Celaya 14 1 5 8 11 25 −14 8
Source: Ascenso MX
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of goals scored away; 5) Head-to-head results between tied teams; 6) Highest relegation coefficient; 7) Fair Play points
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ The first eight ranked teams qualify for the liguilla.

Positions by roundEdit

Leader and qualification to playoffs
Qualification to playoffs
Last place in table
Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415
Juárez411132212†211111
Zacatecas845†754333333222
Atlante12543111211223†33
Sonora22224544444†5444
Atlético San Luis933423†566554555
Oaxaca1368699897766676†
Sinaloa611†15151212131012987767
UdeG10†1413141515121110111011898
UAEM1965777556†78989
UAT310710889788910†111110
Zacatepec1171196668†910119101011
Tapachula1513121313131515151312131212†12
Tampico Madero14151011†1110101213141414141413
Venados589810†11111311121312131314
Celaya7121412141414†1414151515151515
Updated to match(es) played on 11 November 2018. Source: Ascenso MX, League calendar
Notes: † indicates team rested that round

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] ATE ATS CEL JUA OAX SIN SON TAM TAP UDG UAM UAT VEN ZAS ZAC
Atlante 2–3 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 4–1
Atlético San Luis 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
Celaya 1–0 0–4 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–3 0–1 1–1
Juárez 2–3 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 2–1
Oaxaca 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–2
Sinaloa 1–1 2–1 4–1 2–0 0–1 0–0
Sonora 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–0
Tampico Madero 1–2 0–2 4–1 0–0 1–2 0–3
Tapachula 1–2 2–0 2–3 2–2 0–3 3–2 0–1
U. de G. 2–3 4–1 1–2 1–1 2–3 3–0 3–2
UAEM 1–1 0–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–1
UAT 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 2–1
Venados 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–0
Zacatecas 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 3–1
Zacatepec 1–3 0–0 0–1 1–1 4–2 0–1 3–2 2–3

Updated to games played on 11 November 2018.
Source: Ascenso MX, League calendar
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Regular Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

AttendanceEdit

Per teamEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Atlético San Luis 63,185 11,271 5,610 9,026 −15.0%
2 Juárez 60,612 11,314 6,952 8,659 +54.4%
3 Sinaloa 44,748 10,133 3,243 7,458 +47.2%
4 U. de G. 38,147 10,114 4,011 5,450 −17.4%
5 Tampico Madero 32,518 10,200 3,153 5,420 −32.0%
6 Zacatecas 35,333 10,124 3,557 5,048 +32.0%
7 Sonora 29,220 6,205 2,859 4,174 −28.8%
8 Venados 27,240 9,754 1,876 3,891 +0.3%
9 Tapachula 26,645 10,127 1,322 3,806 −78.5%
10 Zacatepec 28,677 8,551 1,612 3,585 +14.1%
11 UAT 28,344 4,883 1,297 3,543 +126.8%
12 Atlante 20,526 4,907 2,126 3,421 −7.8%
13 Oaxaca 17,103 8,220 1,071 2,851 −51.1%
14 Celaya 21,186 6,920 886 2,648 −29.5%
15 UAEM 19,161 4,124 1,154 2,395 +11.2%
League total 492,645 11,314 886 4,692 −17.6%

Updated to games played on 11 November 2018
Source: Ascenso MX
Notes:
Only regular season listed

Highest and lowestEdit

Highest attendance Lowest attendance
Week Home Score Away Attendance Home Score Away Attendance
1 Atlético San Luis 0–0 Zacatecas 11,271 UAEM 3–1 Tapachula 1,154
2 Tampico Madero 1–2 Atlético San Luis 7,461 Atlante 4–1 UAT 2,126
3 Atlético San Luis 1–0 Venados 10,245 UAEM 0–0 UdeG 1,385
4 Tapachula 1–2 Atlante 10,127 Oaxaca 3–2 UAT 1,071
5 Juárez 0–0 Tampico Madero 9,363 Atlante 2–1 Oaxaca 2,210
6 Tampico Madero 0–0 UAEM 5,269 Oaxaca 1–1 Tapachula 1,507
7 Juárez 1–0 Atlético San Luis 7,822 Zacatepec 0–0 Oaxaca 2,392
8 Tampico Madero 1–2 UAT 10,200 Celaya 0–2 Juárez 1,231
9 Oaxaca 1–0 Sinaloa 8,220 UAEM 1–1 Celaya 2,131
10 Atlético San Luis 1–0 UAT 10,124 Venados 1–2 Atlante 3,093
11 Zacatepec 0–1 Sinaloa 8,551 Oaxaca 2–0 Tampico Madero 1,457
12 Zacatecas 2–3 Sinaloa 10,124 Celaya 1–0 Atlante 1,300
13 Sinaloa 2–1 Tampico Madero 8,223 UAT 1–2 Juárez 1,297
14 Juárez 2–3 Atlante 11,314 Celaya 1–2 Oaxaca 886
15 U. de G. 4–1 Celaya 10,114 Zacatepec 1–1 Tampico Madero 1,612

Source: Ascenso MX

Liguilla (Playoffs)Edit

The eight best teams play two games against each other on a home-and-away basis. The higher seeded teams play on their home field during the second leg. The winner of each match up is determined by aggregate score. In the quarterfinals and semifinals, if the two teams are tied on aggregate the higher seeded team advances. In the final, if the two teams are tied after both legs, the match goes to extra time and, if necessary, a penalty shoot-out.

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
3 Atlante (s) 1 0 1  
6 Oaxaca 1 0 1  
  3 Atlante 0 2 2  
  5 Atlético San Luis 3 0 3  
4 Sonora 0 1 1
5 Atlético San Luis 0 3 3  
  5 Atlético San Luis 0 4 4
  7 Sinaloa 1 2 3
1 Juárez (s) 1 1 2  
8 U. de G. 1 1 2  
  1 Juárez 0 1 1
  7 Sinaloa 2 0 2  
2 Zacatecas 0 0 0
7 Sinaloa 0 1 1  

Quarter-finalsEdit

The first legs were played on 14 and 15 November, and the second legs were played on 17 and 18 November 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Juárez 2–2 (s) U. de G. 1–1 1–1
Zacatecas 0–1 Sinaloa 0–0 0–1
Atlante 1–1 (s) Oaxaca 1–1 0–0
Sonora 1–3 Atlético San Luis 0–0 1–3

All times are UTC−6 except for matches in Cancún, Ciudad Juárez, Culiacán, and Hermosillo.

First legEdit
Second legEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

The first legs were played on 21 and 22 November, and the second legs were played on 24 and 25 November 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Juárez 1–2 Sinaloa 0–2 1–0
Atlante 2–3 Atlético San Luis 0–3 2–0
First legEdit
Second legEdit

FinalEdit

The first leg was played on 29 November, and the second leg was played on 2 December 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético San Luis 4–3 Sinaloa 0–1 4–2
First legEdit
Second legEdit


 Apertura 2018 winners: 
Atlético San Luis
1st title

Clausura 2019Edit

The Clausura 2019 season is the 48th season of Ascenso MX. The season began on 4 January 2019. The defending champions are Atlético San Luis, having won their first title.

Regular SeasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Atlético San Luis (C) 14 7 7 0 22 11 +11 28 Advance to Liguilla[a]
2 Zacatecas 14 6 7 1 17 9 +8 25
3 Zacatepec 14 7 1 6 22 18 +4 22
4 Sonora 14 6 4 4 12 17 −5 22
5 Sinaloa 14 5 5 4 21 19 +2 20
6 Venados 14 5 5 4 12 13 −1 20
7 Oaxaca 14 5 4 5 12 14 −2 19
8 Celaya 14 4 6 4 14 16 −2 18
9 Atlante 14 5 2 7 26 21 +5 17
10 UdeG 14 4 5 5 19 18 +1 17
11 UAT 14 4 5 5 15 16 −1 17
12 UAEM 14 4 5 5 13 17 −4 17
13 Tapachula 14 4 3 7 23 25 −2 15
14 Juárez 14 4 3 7 12 16 −4 15
15 Tampico Madero (R) 14 3 2 9 16 26 −10 11 Team is last in the relegation table
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: Ascenso MX
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of goals scored away; 5) Head-to-head results between tied teams; 6) Highest relegation coefficient; 7) Fair Play points
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ The first eight ranked teams qualify for the Liguilla. If the team last in Relegation table is in the top eight, the ninth placed team qualifies.

Positions by roundEdit

Leader and qualification to playoffs
Qualification to playoffs
Last place in table
Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415
Atlético San Luis844322†111111111
Zacatecas91113†1299753422222
Zacatepec72595356†98105833
Sonora1510311122223†3374
Sinaloa1113†1515151515151514128445
Venados1415141414†12912141179556
Oaxaca236736446346967†
Celaya4512478†111110946108
Atlante172584334551012†89
UdeG10†129111214111079117101110
UAT6178111113857612†7911
UAEM56847810131213†1515151312
Tapachula121410610567868111112†13
Juárez139121061014910†121313131414
Tampico Madero381113†1313121413151414141515
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: Ascenso MX
Notes: † indicates team rested that round

ResultsEdit

Teams play every other team once (either at home or away), with one team resting each round, completing a total of 15 rounds.

Home \ Away ATE ATL CEL JUA OAX SIN SON TAM TAP UDG UAM UAT VEN ZAS ZAC
Atlante 1–2 2–1 5–1 1–2 4–0 1–2 0–1 3–2
Atlético San Luis 0–0 4–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–0 2–1
Celaya 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0
Juárez 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1
Oaxaca 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0
Sinaloa 3–6 0–1 1–0 4–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1
Sonora 0–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 _ 2–1 3–2 0–0
Tampico Madero 1–1 1–3 0–1 2–1 2–3 1–0 2–0 1–2
Tapachula 2–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–1 4–1 0–2
U. de G. 2–2 0–0 1–0 4–2 3–0 2–2 4–0
UAEM 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1
UAT 3–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–2
Venados 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–2
Zacatecas 0–0 5–2 3–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1
Zacatepec 0–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 3–1 2–2
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: Ascenso MX
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Regular Season statisticsEdit

AttendanceEdit

Per teamEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Atlético San Luis 98,137 19,564 11,666 14,020 +55.3%
2 U. de G. 38,837 9,752 3,388 5,548 +1.8%
3 Juárez 38,308 7,422 2,998 5,473 −36.8%
4 Venados 38,246 9,325 3,318 5,464 +40.4%
5 Sinaloa 43,497 8,473 3,673 5,437 −27.1%
6 UAT 32,530 9,151 2,840 5,422 +53.0%
7 Tampico Madero 41,678 8,839 2,292 5,210 −3.9%
8 Atlante 30,898 6,290 2,128 3,862 +12.9%
9 Tapachula 23,441 8,536 1,873 3,349 −12.0%
10 Zacatepec 19,398 4,737 2,019 3,233 −9.8%
11 Zacatecas 22,807 4,234 1,821 3,258 −35.5%
12 UAEM 18,488 5,320 1,530 3,081 +28.6%
13 Celaya 16,023 4,007 1,658 2,671 +0.9%
14 Oaxaca 17,552 3,080 1,352 2,194 −23.0%
15 Sonora 15,184 2,874 873 2,169 −48.0%
League total 495,024 19,564 873 4,715 +0.5%

Updated to games played on 14 April 2019
Source: Ascenso MX
Notes:
Only regular season listed

Highest and lowestEdit

Highest attendance Lowest attendance
Week Home Score Away Attendance Home Score Away Attendance
1 Tampico Madero 2-0 Venados 6,023 Oaxaca 2-0 Juárez 1,352
2 Atlético San Luis 2-1 Tampico Madero 13,074 Celaya 0-0 Zacatecas 1,686
3 Tampico Madero 1–3 Celaya 6,533 Oaxaca 0–1 Sonora 1,889
4 Juárez 1–1 Zacatecas 5,994 Sonora 1–0 U. de G. 1,257
5 Atlético San Luis 4–1 Celaya 11,666 Oaxaca 1–0 Atlante 1,826
6 UAT 0–1 Sinaloa 8,560 UAEM 1–1 Tampico Madero 1,530
7 Atlético San Luis 2–0 Juárez 12,843 Oaxaca 1–0 Zacatepec 1,760
8 UAT 3–1 Tampico Madero 9,151 Sonora 3–2 Venados 873
9 Atlético San Luis 0–0 Sonora 14,937 Celaya 1–1 UAEM 1,658
10 U. de G. 0–0 Sinaloa 8,826 Tapachula 3–1 Tampico Madero 1,873
11 Atlético San Luis 0–0 Atlante 13,686 Celaya 0–0 UAT 2,699
12 Sinaloa 1-1 Zacatecas 5,543 Tapachula 2-2 Atlético San Luis 1,879
13 Atlético San Luis 3-1 Oaxaca 12,367 UAEM 1-1 Sonora 2,393
14 U. de G. 2-2 Atlético San Luis 9,752 Zacatepec 4-0 Sonora 2,759
15 Atlético San Luis 2-2 Sinaloa 19,564 Tampico Madero 1-2 Zacatepec 2,292

Source: Ascenso MX

Liguilla (Playoffs)Edit

The four best teams of each group play two games against each other on a home-and-away basis. The higher seeded teams play on their home field during the second leg. The winner of each match up is determined by aggregate score. In the quarterfinals and semifinals, if the two teams are tied on aggregate the higher seeded team advances. In the final, if the two teams are tied after both legs, the match goes to extra time and, if necessary, a penalty shoot-out.

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
1 Atlético San Luis 1 2 3  
8 Celaya 1 1 2  
  1 Atlético San Luis 1 3 4  
  6 Venados 1 1 2  
3 Zacatepec 0 1 1
6 Venados 2 0 2  
  1 Atlético San Luis 1 1 2
  5 Sinaloa 1 0 1
2 Zacatecas (s) 0 1 1  
7 Oaxaca 1 0 1  
  2 Zacatecas 1 0 1
  5 Sinaloa 3 2 5  
4 Sonora 0 0 0
5 Sinaloa 1 2 3  

Quarter-finalsEdit

The first legs were played on 17 and 18 April, and the second legs were played on 20 and 21 April 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético San Luis 3–2 Celaya 1–1 2–1
Zacatecas (s) 1–1 Oaxaca 0–1 1–0
Zacatepec 1–2 Venados 0–2 1–0
Sonora 0–3 Sinaloa 0–1 0–2

All times are UTC−5 except for matches in Culiacán and Hermosillo.

First legEdit
Second legEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

The first legs were played on 24 April, and the second legs were played on 27 April 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético San Luis 4–2 Venados 1–1 3–1
Zacatecas 1–5 Sinaloa 1–3 0–2
First legEdit
Second legEdit

FinalEdit

The first leg was played on 2 May, and the second leg was played on 5 May 2019.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético San Luis 2–1 Sinaloa 1–1 1–0
First legEdit
Second legEdit


 Clausura 2019 winners: 
Atlético San Luis
2nd title

Aggregate tableEdit

The Aggregate table is the general ranking for the 2018–19 season. This table is a sum of the Apertura and Clausura tournament standings. The aggregate table is used to determine seeding for the "Promotion" Final and for 2019–20 Copa MX qualification.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Zacatecas[a] 28 16 9 3 44 24 +20 57
2 Atlético San Luis[a] (P, C) 28 13 12 3 39 21 +18 51 Promoted to Liga MX[b]
3 Juárez[a] 28 15 5 8 38 26 +12 50
4 Atlante 28 15 2 11 53 40 +13 47
5 Sonora[a] 28 13 8 7 33 35 −2 47
6 Sinaloa[a] 28 11 9 8 37 32 +5 42
7 Oaxaca[a] 28 11 8 9 29 27 +2 41
8 UdeG[a] 28 9 8 11 41 38 +3 35
9 Zacatepec[a] 28 10 5 13 37 38 −1 35
10 UAEM 28 8 10 10 22 27 −5 34
11 UAT 28 8 8 12 29 35 −6 32
12 Venados 28 7 8 13 24 36 −12 29
13 Tapachula 28 7 6 15 41 53 −12 27
14 Celaya 28 5 11 12 25 41 −16 26 Eliminated from 2019–20 Copa MX
15 Tampico Madero[a] (R) 28 5 5 18 27 46 −19 20 Relegated to Serie A de México
Updated to match(es) played on 27 April 2019. Source: Ascenso MX
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of goals scored away; 5) Head-to-head results between tied teams; 6) Highest relegation coefficient; 7) Fair Play points
(C) Champion; (P) 2018–19 champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Certified by Liga MX and Ascenso MX as eligible for promotion prior to beginning of 2018–19 season
  2. ^ If the same team wons Apertura and Clausura tournaments, the team will be promoted automatically to Liga MX.

Relegation tableEdit

The relegated team will be the one with the lowest ratio of points to matches played in the following tournaments: Apertura 2016, Clausura 2017, Apertura 2017, Clausura 2018, Apertura 2018, and Clausura 2019. On April 5, 2019, Tampico Madero was relegated to Serie A.

Pos
Team '16 A
Pts
'17 C
Pts
'17 A
Pts
'18 C
Pts
'18 A
Pts
'19 C
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
GD
Relegation
1 Zacatecas 33 32 23 28 32 25 173 92 1.8804 +58 Safe for 2019–20 Season
2 Sinaloa 27 31 20 26 22 20 146 92 1.5870 +26
3 Atlético San Luis On hiatus 21 20 23 28 92 58 1.5862 +14
4 Oaxaca 26 30 24 23 19 19 142 92 1.5435 +25
5 Juárez 22 28 26 15 35 15 141 92 1.5326 +18
6 Sonora 27 27 22 14 25 22 137 92 1.4891 –5
7 Celaya 35 19 28 23 8 18 131 92 1.4239 +17
8 Zacatepec[a] 22 26 24 24 13 22 132 92 1.4348 +10
9 Atlante 27 21 11 23 30 17 129 92 1.4022 +11
10 UAEM 29 28 13 11 17 17 115 92 1.2500 –8
11 UdeG 18 22 13 25 18 17 113 92 1.2283 –7
12 UAT 20 16 22 18 15 17 108 92 1.1739 −20
13 Tapachula 16 21 21 22 12 15 107 92 1.1630 –20
14 Venados 20 15 23 19 9 20 106 92 1.1522 –42
15 Tampico Madero   10 23 24 22 9 11 99 92 1.0761 –27 Relegated to Serie A[b]

Last update: 14 April 2019
Rules for relegation: 1) Relegation coefficient; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results between tied teams; 5) Number of goals scored away; 6) Fair Play points
R = Relegated
Source: Ascenso MX

  1. ^ 2016–17 points were accumulated as Coras.
  2. ^ Tampico Madero paid a bail of 5 million pesos to remain in the Ascenso MX.

See alsoEdit

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