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The 2018–19 Liga MX Femenil season is the second season of the top-flight women's football league in Mexico. The season is contested by eighteen teams, being the counterpart women's teams of the men's league, Liga MX. The season is split into two championships—the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura—each in an identical format and each contested by the same eighteen teams. Unlike the inaugural season, all eighteen Liga MX clubs fielded a women's team.[1]

Liga MX Femenil
Season2018–19
ChampionsApertura:
América (1st title)
Matches played288
Goals scored787 (2.73 per match)
Top goalscorerApertura:
Desirée Monsiváis
(13 goals)
Clausura:
Fabiola Ibarra
Isela Ojeda
(7 goals)
Biggest home winApertura:
Monterrey 8–0 Querétaro
(19 August 2018)
Clausura:
UANL 7–1 Querétaro
(7 January 2019)
Biggest away winApertura:
Morelia 1–5 Guadalajara
(20 August 2018)
Morelia 1–5 UANL
(29 October 2018)
Necaxa 0–4 Atlas
(16 November 2018)
Clausura:
Veracruz 0–3 Pachuca
(28 January 2019)
Necaxa 1–4 UANL
(1 February 2019)
Veracruz 0–3 Cruz Azul
(21 February 2019)
Necaxa 0–3 Monterrey
(1 March 2019)
Atlas 0–3 Monterrey
(13 April 2019)
Highest scoringApertura:
Monterrey 4–5 UANL
(22 October 2018)
Clausura:
UANL 7–1 Querétaro
(7 January 2019)
Longest winning runApertura: 6 matches
Pachuca
Clausura: 5 matches
América
Atlas
Monterrey
Longest unbeaten runApertura: 16 matches
UANL
Clausura: 11 matches
Monterrey
Longest winless runApertura: 15 matches
Santos Laguna
Clausura: 14 matches
Necaxa
Longest losing runApertura: 7 matches
Cruz Azul
Clausura: 7 matches
Querétaro
Highest attendanceApertura: 37,601
UANL vs Monterrey
(13 August 2018)
Clausura: 30,161
UANL vs Monterrey
(28 January 2019)
Lowest attendanceApertura: 98
Veracruz vs Toluca
(5 November 2018)
Clausura: 194
Veracruz vs UNAM
(11 March 2019)
Total attendanceApertura: 250,304
Clausura: 262,754
Average attendanceApertura: 1,738
Clausura: 1,825
Source: Liga MX Femenil

Contents

Teams, stadiums, and personnelEdit

The following eighteen teams are competing this season. Puebla and Lobos BUAP are fielding a team for the first time.[2]

Stadiums and locationsEdit

América Atlas BUAP Cruz Azul Guadalajara León
Estadio Azteca Estadio Jalisco Estadio Universitario BUAP Estadio 10 de Diciembre Estadio Akron Estadio León
Capacity: 81,070 Capacity: 55,110 Capacity: 19,283 Capacity: 14,500 Capacity: 46,232 Capacity: 31,297
           
Monterrey Morelia Necaxa Pachuca Puebla Querétaro
Estadio BBVA Bancomer Estadio Morelos Estadio Victoria Estadio Hidalgo Estadio Cuauhtémoc Estadio Corregidora
Capacity: 51,348 Capacity: 34,795 Capacity: 23,851 Capacity: 27,512 Capacity: 51,726 Capacity: 33,162
           
Santos Laguna Tijuana Toluca UANL UNAM Veracruz
Estadio Corona Estadio Caliente Estadio Nemesio Díez Estadio Universitario La Cantera Estadio Luis "Pirata" Fuente
Capacity: 29,237 Capacity: 27,333 Capacity: 31,000 Capacity: 41,886 Capacity: 2,000 Capacity: 28,703
         

Alternate venuesEdit

  • América – Cancha Centenario No. 5[3]
  • Atlas – Estadio Colomos Alfredo 'Pistache' Torres (Capacity: 3,000)[4]
  • Guadalajara – Verde Valle[5]
  • Monterrey – El Barrial (Capacity: 570)[6]
  • UANL – Instalaciones Zuazua (Capacity: 800)[7]


Location of the 2018–19 Liga MX Femenil teams in Greater Mexico City

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Chairman Head Coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor(s)
América Santiago Baños   Leonardo Cuéllar Nike Huawei
Atlas Gustavo Guzmán   Fernando Samayoa Adidas Linio
BUAP Juan Carlos Bozikián   José Julio Cevada Pirma Zurich
Cruz Azul Guillermo Álvarez Cuevas   Hugo Santana Under Armour Cemento Cruz Azul
Guadalajara Jorge Vergara   Luis Manuel Díaz Puma Sello Rojo
León Jesús Martínez Murguia   Everaldo Begines Pirma Cementos Fortaleza
Monterrey Duilio Davino   Héctor Becerra Puma AT&T
Morelia Álvaro Dávila   Filadelfo Rangel Pirma Kansas City Southern de México
Necaxa Ernesto Tinajero Flores   Fabiola Vargas Charly Rolcar
Pachuca Jesús Martínez Patiño   Eva Espejo Charly Cementos Fortaleza
Puebla Manuel Jiménez García   Jorge Gómez Li-Ning AT&T
Querétaro Jaime Ordiales   Alberto Arellano Puma Banco Multiva
Santos Laguna Alejandro Irarragorri   Jorge Macías Charly Soriana
Tijuana Jorge Hank Inzunsa   Gerardo Romo Charly Caliente
Toluca Francisco Suinaga   Juan Carlos Mendoza Under Armour Banamex
UANL Miguel Ángel Garza   Ramón Villa Zevallos Adidas Cemex
UNAM Rodrigo Ares de Parga   Ileana Dávila Nike DHL Express
Veracruz Fidel Kuri Mustieles   Rodolfo Vega Charly Winpot

FormatEdit

  • The Liga MX Femenil season is split into two championships: the Torneo Apertura (or opening tournament) and the Torneo Clausura (or closing tournament). Each in contested in an identical format and includes the same eighteen teams. [8]
  • The teams will be divided into two groups of nine, where the best four of each group will advance to the quarterfinals of the Liguilla.[9]

ChangesEdit

  • Due to the addition of Lobos BUAP and Puebla, this season will consist of two groups of nine teams, instead of two groups of eight.[9]
  • The Liguilla (playoffs) will now consist of a quarterfinals round, as a result, eight teams (four from each group) will now qualify to the Liguilla.[9]
  • This season will consist of 18 rounds (up from 14).[8]
  • Morelia moved from Group 1 to Group 2.[8]
  • Two teams (one from each group) will rest each round.[10]

Torneo AperturaEdit

The Apertura 2018 regular season started on 13 July and ended on 19 November.

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 UANL 16 12 4 0 51 19 +32 40 Advance to Liguilla[a]
2 Pachuca 16 12 2 2 31 14 +17 38
3 América (C) 16 11 2 3 28 12 +16 35
4 Guadalajara 16 9 4 3 30 16 +14 31
5 Monterrey 16 8 6 2 38 15 +23 30
6 Toluca 16 9 3 4 37 17 +20 30
7 UNAM[b] 16 9 3 4 20 10 +10 30
8 Atlas 16 8 5 3 28 13 +15 29
9 Puebla 16 6 7 3 25 12 +13 25
10 León 16 6 4 6 20 21 −1 22
11 Querétaro 16 4 5 7 16 32 −16 17
12 BUAP 16 4 2 10 18 28 −10 14
13 Morelia 16 3 4 9 15 34 −19 13
14 Veracruz 16 3 4 9 14 35 −21 13
15 Tijuana 16 2 3 11 10 28 −18 9
16 Cruz Azul[b] 16 2 2 12 12 39 −27 8
17 Santos Laguna 16 1 4 11 14 34 −20 7
18 Necaxa 16 1 4 11 5 33 −28 7
Source: Liga MX Femenil
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of away goals scored; 5) Head-to-head results between tied teams; 6) Drawing of lots
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ The top four teams of each group advance to the quarterfinals of the Liguilla.
  2. ^ a b The UNAM v Cruz Azul match resulted in a 0–1 victory for Cruz Azul, but was later ruled a 3–0 victory for UNAM due to Cruz Azul aligning an assistant manager who was part of the coaching staff of another club (Puebla) this same season.[11]

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Pachuca 16 12 2 2 31 14 +17 38 Advance to Liguilla
2 América 16 11 2 3 28 12 +16 35
3 Toluca 16 9 3 4 37 17 +20 30
4 UNAM[a] 16 9 3 4 20 10 +10 30
5 Puebla 16 6 7 3 25 12 +13 25
6 BUAP 16 4 2 10 18 28 −10 14
7 Veracruz 16 3 4 9 14 35 −21 13
8 Tijuana 16 2 3 11 10 28 −18 9
9 Cruz Azul[a] 16 2 2 12 12 39 −27 8
Source: Liga MX Femenil
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results between tied teams; 5) Drawing of lots
Notes:
  1. ^ a b The UNAM v Cruz Azul match resulted in a 0–1 victory for Cruz Azul, but was later ruled a 3–0 victory for UNAM due to Cruz Azul aligning an assistant manager who was part of the coaching staff of another club (Puebla) this same season.[12]

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 UANL 16 12 4 0 51 19 +32 40 Advance to Liguilla
2 Guadalajara 16 9 4 3 30 16 +14 31
3 Monterrey 16 8 6 2 38 15 +23 30
4 Atlas 16 8 5 3 28 13 +15 29
5 León 16 6 4 6 20 21 −1 22
6 Querétaro 16 4 5 7 16 32 −16 17
7 Morelia 16 3 4 9 15 34 −19 13
8 Santos Laguna 16 1 4 11 14 34 −20 7
9 Necaxa 16 1 4 11 5 33 −28 7
Source: Liga MX Femenil
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results between tied teams; 5) Drawing of lots

Positions by roundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included in the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 8, but then postponed and played between days 11 and 12, it will be added to the standings for day 12.

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718
UANL312132111†112111111†
Pachuca435445†545443333†322
América9†1043243535†54644233
Guadalajara7212112†343212224†54
Monterrey10†779966768†66576675
Toluca1811†753422235†455546
UNAM1513†121311786878†7888767
Atlas1217141068†787678777†888
Puebla29811131313†1010101199999†99
León14161617†171615141112131212†1211101010
Querétaro1615†131412121199910†10111112111111
BUAP17111068101011†14139111010101212†12
Morelia856810†111213151515151515†14141313
Veracruz18121516†151414151311121313†1313131414
Tijuana66357991212†141414141415151515†
Cruz Azul1114171818†181818181818181818†18181816
Santos Laguna5491214151616†161616161717171716†17
Necaxa131818†151617171717171717†161616161718
Leader and qualification to playoffs
Last place
Source: Liga MX Femenil
Notes: † indicates team rested that round.

Top goalscorersEdit

Players sorted first by goals scored, then by last name.

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Desirée Monsiváis Monterrey 13
2 Katty Martínez UANL 12
3 Mariel Roman Toluca 11
4 Mariela Jiménez Puebla 9
5 Diana Evangelista Monterrey 8
Mónica Ocampo Pachuca
7 Betzy Cuevas América 7
Yahaira Flores Santos Laguna
Adriana Ibarra Atlas
Sanjuana De Jesús Muñoz León

Source: Liga MX Femenil

Liguilla – AperturaEdit

BracketEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1 UANL 2 0 2  
8 Atlas 1 0 1  
  1 UANL 1 4 5  
  4 Guadalajara 1 2 3  
4 Guadalajara (a) 1 0 1
5 Monterrey 1 0 1  
  1 UANL 2 1 3 (1)
  3 América (pen.) 2 1 3 (3)
2 Pachuca 1 5 6  
7 UNAM 0 1 1  
  2 Pachuca 0 0 0
  3 América 0 1 1  
3 América 2 3 5
6 Toluca 2 1 3  
  • The top four clubs of each group qualify
  • The eight clubs who qualified will be ranked and seeded 1 to 8 based on performance in the regular season
  • Teams may be re-seeded each round.
  • Team with more goals on aggregate after two matches advances.
  • Away goals rule is applied in the quarterfinals and semifinals, but not the final.
  • In the quarterfinals and semifinals, if the two teams are tied on aggregate and away goals, 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 shootout.

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlas 1–2 UANL 1–2 0–0
UNAM 1–6 Pachuca 0–1 1–5
Toluca 3–5 América 2–2 1–3
Monterrey 1–1 (a) Guadalajara 1–1 0–0
First leg
Second leg

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Guadalajara 3–5 UANL 1–1 2–4
América 1–0 Pachuca 0–0 1–0
First leg
Second leg

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
América 3–3 (3–1 p) UANL 2–2 1–1
First leg
Second leg


Apertura 2018 winners:
América
1st Title

Torneo ClausuraEdit

The Clausura 2019 is the second championship of the season. The regular season started on 4 January 2019 and will end on 24 April 2019.[13]

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Monterrey (A) 16 13 2 1 43 13 +30 41 Advance to Liguilla[a]
2 América (A) 16 12 2 2 29 10 +19 38
3 UANL (A) 16 11 3 2 36 12 +24 36
4 Pachuca (A) 16 11 3 2 33 13 +20 36
5 Atlas (A) 16 11 1 4 32 18 +14 34
6 Puebla (A) 16 8 4 4 13 10 +3 28
7 León (A) 16 7 3 6 20 24 −4 24
8 Guadalajara 16 7 2 7 17 17 0 23
9 UNAM (A) 16 7 1 8 19 16 +3 22 Advance to Liguilla[a]
10 BUAP[b] 16 6 3 7 20 17 +3 21
11 Santos Laguna 16 5 3 8 19 25 −6 18
12 Veracruz 16 5 2 9 10 24 −14 17
13 Toluca 16 4 3 9 14 23 −9 15
14 Morelia 16 3 5 8 20 32 −12 14
15 Cruz Azul[b] 16 3 4 9 18 27 −9 13
16 Tijuana 16 3 4 9 10 26 −16 13
17 Necaxa 16 1 4 11 9 31 −22 7
18 Querétaro 16 1 3 12 17 43 −26 6
Source: Liga MX Femenil
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of away goals scored; 5) Head-to-head results between tied teams; 6) Drawing of lots
(A) Advance to a further round.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b The top four teams of each group advance to the quarterfinals of the Liguilla.
  2. ^ a b The BUAP v Cruz Azul match resulted in a 1–1 draw, but was later ruled a 3–0 victory for BUAP due to Cruz Azul aligning three overage players on the field at the same time. Clubs are allowed to register up to four players older than 24 per match but only two can be on the field at the same time.[14]

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 América (A) 16 12 2 2 29 10 +19 38 Advance to Liguilla
2 Pachuca (A) 16 11 3 2 33 13 +20 36
3 Puebla (A) 16 8 4 4 13 10 +3 28
4 UNAM (A) 15 7 1 7 19 16 +3 22
5 BUAP 16 6 3 7 20 17 +3 21
6 Veracruz 16 5 2 9 10 24 −14 17
7 Toluca 16 4 3 9 14 23 −9 15
8 Cruz Azul 16 3 4 9 18 27 −9 13
9 Tijuana 16 3 4 9 10 26 −16 13
Source: Liga MX Femenil
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results between tied teams; 5) Drawing of lots
(A) Advance to a further round.

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Monterrey (A) 16 13 2 1 43 13 +30 41 Advance to Liguilla
2 UANL (A) 16 11 3 2 36 12 +24 36
3 Atlas (A) 16 11 1 4 32 18 +14 34
4 León (A) 16 7 3 6 20 23 −3 24
5 Guadalajara 16 7 2 7 17 17 0 23
6 Santos Laguna 16 5 3 8 19 25 −6 18
7 Morelia 16 3 5 8 20 32 −12 14
8 Necaxa 16 1 4 11 9 31 −22 7
9 Querétaro 16 1 3 12 17 43 −26 6
Source: Liga MX Femenil
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results between tied teams; 5) Drawing of lots
(A) Advance to a further round.

Positions by roundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included in the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 8, but then postponed and played between days 11 and 12, it will be added to the standings for day 12.

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718
Monterrey11†634523213†31131111
América12†755354434†55542232
UANL152241114†114423323†
Pachuca231113†232222214†544
Atlas314324†575543355†455
Puebla91299789†999999766†66
León161176†997678877†97897
Guadalajara591112878†887788689†108
UNAM48†676665666†668101079
BUAP8210810101010†101213141111978†10
Santos Laguna6481011121111†111010101010111111†11
Veracruz7131315†161717151614151315†1516161412
Toluca101514†111213121314111112†141412121213
Morelia1514151415†151614151616161616†13141314
Cruz Azul1416171718†161416131314151212†14131515
Tijuana171012131311131212†151211131315151616†
Necaxa131716†161718181818181818†181818181717
Querétaro1818†181814141517171717†17171717171818
Leader and qualification to playoffs
Last place
Source: Liga MX Femenil
Notes: † indicates team rested that round.

Top goalscorersEdit

Players sorted first by goals scored, then by last name.

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Fabiola Ibarra Atlas 7
Isela Ojeda Santos Laguna
3 Lizbeth Ángeles Monterrey 6
Aylin Aviléz Monterrey
Ana Paola López Pachuca
Katty Martínez UANL
Desirée Monsiváis Monterrey
Sanjuana De Jesús Muñoz Pachuca
Fabiola Santamaría UNAM

Source: Liga Mx Femenil

Liguilla – ClausuraEdit

BracketEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1 Monterrey 2  
8 UNAM 1  
   
   
4 Pachuca
5 Atlas  
 
 
2 América  
7 León  
 
   
3 UANL
6 Puebla  
  • The top four clubs of each group qualify
  • The eight clubs who qualified will be ranked and seeded 1 to 8 based on performance in the regular season
  • Teams may be re-seeded each round.
  • Team with more goals on aggregate after two matches advances.
  • Away goals rule is applied in the quarterfinals and semifinals, but not the final.
  • In the quarterfinals and semifinals, if the two teams are tied on aggregate and away goals, 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 shootout.

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
UNAM Monterrey 1–2 27 Apr.
León América 25 Apr. 28 Apr.
Puebla UANL 25 Apr. 29 Apr.
Pachuca Atlas 25 Apr. 29 Apr.
First leg
Second leg

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit