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The 2019–20 Liga MX season is the 73rd professional season of the top-flight football league in Mexico. The season is divided into two championships—the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura—each in an identical format and each contested by the same nineteen teams. The Apertura tournament began on 19 July 2019.

Liga MX
Season2019–20
Matches played120
Goals scored347 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorerApertura:
Julio Furch
(9 goals)
Biggest home winApertura:
Necaxa 7–0 Veracruz
(3 August 2019)
Biggest away winApertura:
Veracruz 0–5 Querétaro
(27 August 2019)
Highest scoringApertura:
Necaxa 7–0 Veracruz
(3 August 2019)
León 4–3 Guadalajara
(17 August 2019)
Cruz Azul 5–2 América
(5 October 2019)
Longest winning runApertura: 4 matches Santos Laguna
Longest unbeaten runApertura: 7 matches América
León
UANL
Longest winless runApertura: 13 matches Veracruz
Longest losing runApertura: 6 matches Veracruz
Highest attendanceApertura: 63,908
América vs Guadalajara
(28 September 2019)
Lowest attendanceApertura: 7,322
Veracruz vs Querétaro
(27 August 2019)
Total attendanceApertura: 2,836,551
Average attendanceApertura: 23,638
Stats are from the regular season only
Source: Liga MX

Teams, stadiums, and personnelEdit

The following nineteen teams will compete this season. Atlético San Luis was promoted from the Ascenso MX. Veracruz was initially relegated to the Ascenso MX after accumulating the lowest point coefficient last season, but instead they will continue to compete in the Liga MX after paying MXN$120 million to remain in Liga MX. Lobos BUAP's franchise in first division was purchased by FC Juárez. Lobos BUAP will be able to participate in the Ascenso MX but will remain frozen for one year.[1]

Stadiums and locationsEdit

América & Cruz Azul Atlas Atlético San Luis Guadalajara Juárez León
Estadio Azteca Estadio Jalisco Estadio Alfonso Lastras Estadio Akron Olímpico Benito Juárez Estadio León
Capacity: 87,000 Capacity: 55,110 Capacity: 25,709 Capacity: 45,364 Capacity: 19,703 Capacity: 31,297
           
Monterrey Morelia Necaxa Pachuca Puebla Querétaro
Estadio BBVA Bancomer Estadio Morelos Estadio Victoria Estadio Hidalgo Estadio Cuauhtémoc Estadio Corregidora
Capacity: 53,500 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 Estadio Olímpico Universitario Estadio Luis "Pirata" Fuente
Capacity: 29,237 Capacity: 27,333 Capacity: 31,000 Capacity: 41,886 Capacity: 48,297 Capacity: 28,703
           
Locations of the 2019–20 Liga MX teams
Greater Mexico City Liga MX football clubs

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor(s)
América Santiago Baños   Miguel Herrera   Paul Aguilar Nike AT&T
Atlas Pedro Portilla   Leandro Cufré   Osvaldo Martínez Adidas MoPlay
Atlético San Luis Alberto Marrero   Gustavo Matosas   Mario Abrante Pirma Canel's
Cruz Azul Guillermo Álvarez Cuevas   Robert Siboldi   José de Jesús Corona Joma Cemento Cruz Azul
Guadalajara Amaury Vergara   Luis Fernando Tena   Jesús Molina Puma Caliente
Juárez Juan Carlos Talavera   Gabriel Caballero   Jonathan Lacerda Carrara S-Mart
León Jesús Martínez Murguia   Ignacio Ambriz   Luis Montes Pirma Cementos Fortaleza
Monterrey Duilio Davino   Antonio Mohamed   José María Basanta Puma AT&T
Morelia Álvaro Dávila   Pablo Guede   Rodrigo Millar Pirma Caliente
Necaxa Ernesto Tinajero Flores   Guillermo Vázquez   Ventura Alvarado Charly Rolcar
Pachuca Jesús Martínez Patiño   Martín Palermo   Jorge Hernández Charly Cementos Fortaleza
Puebla Manuel Jiménez García   Juan Reynoso   Daniel Arreola Umbro AT&T
Querétaro Jaime Ordiales   Víctor Manuel Vucetich   Luis Romo Puma Banco Multiva
Santos Laguna Alejandro Irarragorri   Guillermo Almada   Jonathan Orozco Charly Soriana
Tijuana Jorge Hank Inzunsa   Óscar Pareja   Diego Rodríguez Charly Caliente
Toluca Francisco Suinaga   Ricardo La Volpe   Alfredo Talavera Under Armour Banamex
UANL Miguel Ángel Garza   Ricardo Ferretti   Guido Pizarro Adidas Cemex
UNAM Rodrigo Ares de Parga   Míchel González   David Cabrera Nike DHL Express
Veracruz Jorge Urdiales   Enrique López Zarza   Carlos Salcido Charly Winpot

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position
in table
Ref.
Pre-Apertura changes
Veracruz   Robert Siboldi Resigned 15 April 2019   Enrique Meza 4 June 2019 Preseason [2]
UNAM   Bruno Marioni Sacked 16 May 2019   Míchel González 16 May 2019 [3]
Apertura
Puebla   José Luis Sánchez Solá Sacked 17 August 2019   Octavio Becerril (Interim) 17 August 2019 19th [4]
Morelia   Javier Torrente Sacked 18 August 2019   Esteve Padilla (Interim) 18 August 2019 15th [5]
Morelia   Esteve Padilla End of tenure as caretaker 23 August 2019   Pablo Guede 21 August 2019[note 1] 15th [7][8]
Puebla   Octavio Becerril End of tenure as caretaker 24 August 2019   Juan Reynoso 23 August 2019 18th [9]
Veracruz   Enrique Meza Resigned 28 August 2019   José González (Interim) 29 August 2019 19th [10][11]
Cruz Azul   Pedro Caixinha Mutual agreement 2 September 2019   Joaquín Moreno (Interim) 2 September 2019 11th [12]
Atlético San Luis   Alfonso Sosa Sacked 4 September 2019   Gustavo Matosas 9 September 2019 10th [13][14]
Veracruz   José González (Interim) End of tenure as caretaker 4 September 2019   Enrique López Zarza 4 September 2019 19th [15]
Cruz Azul   Joaquín Moreno (Interim) End of tenure as caretaker 6 September 2019   Robert Siboldi 6 September 2019 11th [16]
Guadalajara   Tomás Boy Sacked 26 September 2019   Luis Fernando Tena 26 September 2019 15th [17] [18]
Monterrrey    Diego Alonso Sacked 30 September 2019   José Treviño (Interim) 1 October 2019 12th [19][20]
Monterrrey    José Treviño (Interim) End of tenure as caretaker 9 October 2019   Antonio Mohamed 9 October 2019 14th [21]

Torneo AperturaEdit

The Apertura 2019 season is scheduled to begin on 19 July 2019 and end on 15 December 2019. The defending champions are Tigres UANL, having won their seventh title.

Regular SeasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Santos Laguna 13 8 2 3 30 19 +11 26 Advance to Liguilla[a]
2 Necaxa 13 7 3 3 26 16 +10 24
3 UANL 13 6 5 2 22 12 +10 23
4 Querétaro 12 6 3 3 21 14 +7 21
5 América 13 5 6 2 21 18 +3 21
6 Atlas 14 6 3 5 17 15 +2 21
7 León 12 5 5 2 26 17 +9 20
8 Pachuca 12 5 3 4 26 19 +7 18
9 UNAM 12 5 3 4 13 10 +3 18
10 Tijuana 13 5 3 5 22 27 −5 18
11 Atlético San Luis 12 5 2 5 17 19 −2 17
12 Cruz Azul 13 3 7 3 17 16 +1 16
13 Morelia 12 5 1 6 15 15 0 16
14 Monterrey 13 5 1 7 16 19 −3 16
15 Toluca 13 3 4 6 11 16 −5 13
16 Puebla 13 3 4 6 14 24 −10 13
17 Guadalajara 13 3 3 7 16 21 −5 12
18 Juárez 12 3 2 7 9 16 −7 11
19 Veracruz[b] 13 0 4 9 8 34 −26 4 Team is last in Relegation table
Updated to match(es) played on 18 October 2019. Source: Liga MX
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results between tied teams; 5) Number of goals scored away; 6) Highest relegation coefficient; 7) Fair Play points
Notes:
  1. ^ The first 8 places in the table qualify for the Liguilla. The last ranked team in the relegation table can qualify for the liguilla in the Apertura tournament.
  2. ^ Team is last in the relegation table.

Positions by RoundEdit

Leader and qualification to liguilla
Qualification to liguilla
Last place in table
Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819
Necaxa1015711956414221
Santos Laguna11113122†31112
Querétaro772213112†3463
América3533223345534
León46812†1067752345
UANL2854444568†976
Pachuca15131716131112141512857†
UNAM6248571199910†88
Atlas83657109610111199
Tijuana549712†138121415131010
Atlético San Luis181011†1514141310710121311
Cruz Azul91115108810111313141412
Morelia141813131515151386611†13
Monterrey1317129695811771214
Toluca17141818171616181817161515
Puebla1616†1617181817171718181616
Guadalajara199106111214†151214151717
Juárez121914141617†18161616171818
Veracruz11†1219191919191919191919191919
Updated to match(es) played on 6 October 2019. Source: Liga 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 19 rounds.

Home \ Away AME ATL ASL CAZ GUA JUA LEO MON MOR NEC PAC PUE QUE SAN TIJ TOL UNL UNM VER
América 4–1 4–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1
Atlas 3–0 1–3 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–1
Atlético San Luis 1–0 1–1 2–3 2–3 1–1 0–2
Cruz Azul 5–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1
Guadalajara 1–0 3–0 1–2 2–4 2–0 1–1
Juárez 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–0 2–0
León 0–0 1–1 4–3 3–1 2–2 1–1
Monterrey 3–2 0–2 3–2 2–0 0–2 2–0
Morelia 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–3 2–0 1–0
Necaxa 0–0 0–0 2–4 3–0 3–2 1–1 7–0
Pachuca 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–2 4–1
Puebla 0–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–4 1–3
Querétaro 3–0 0–4 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–1
Santos Laguna 3–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 4–1 4–1 5–0
Tijuana 2–2 3–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–0
Toluca 0–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0
UANL 1–1 1–1 4–2 3–1 0–1 4–0
UNAM 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–0
Veracruz 1–2 1–2 0–0 3–3 a 0–5 1–1 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on 18 October 2019. Source: Liga MX
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Regular Season statisticsEdit

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  André-Pierre Gignac UANL Necaxa 3–1 10 August 2019
  Ismael Sosa León Necaxa 4–2 21 September 2019

AttendanceEdit

Per teamEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 UANL 246,284 41,589 38,638 41,047 −0.6%
2 Monterrey 226,221 44,972 33,060 37,704 −11.3%
3 América 235,622 63,908 19,771 33,660 +31.9%
4 Guadalajara 197,501 39,313 22,781 32,917 +8.7%
5 Atlas 198,733 40,700 17,633 28,390 +3.6%
6 Tijuana 158,198 26,933 24,133 26,366 +11.3%
7 León 148,676 26,632 21,434 24,779 +12.9%
8 Santos Laguna 159,033 26,572 18,622 22,719 +0.5%
9 UNAM 136,075 30,458 16,203 22,679 +4.8%
10 Pachuca 129,996 26,003 18,318 21,666 +4.8%
11 Atlético San Luis 129,411 25,187 15,751 21,569 +53.8%1
12 Querétaro 127,942 29,329 16,975 21,324 +38.7%
13 Morelia 121,501 26,019 15,185 20,250 −1.7%
14 Cruz Azul 116,328 30,568 11,867 19,388 +8.4%
15 Juárez 112,362 19,704 17,797 18,727 +242.2%1
16 Puebla 115,609 27,611 12,544 16,729 −13.5%
17 Toluca 95,101 25,744 12,533 15,850 −11.1%
18 Necaxa 99,396 19,361 10,688 14,199 −13.5%
19 Veracruz 82,562 18,940 7,322 11,795 −15.6%
League total 2,836,551 63,908 7,322 23,638 +4.2%

Updated to games played on 18 October 2019
Source: Liga MX
Notes:
Only regular season listed
1: Team played in Ascenso MX last season.


Highest and lowestEdit

Highest attendance Lowest attendance
Week Home Score Away Attendance Home Score Away Attendance
1 UANL 4–2 Morelia 41,580 Toluca 0–2 Querétaro 13,015
2 Guadalajara 2–0 UANL 39,313 Veracruz 3–3 Pachuca 14,620
3 Monterrey 3–2 León 37,058 Necaxa 7–0 Veracruz 12,846
4 UANL 3–1 Necaxa 41,553 Cruz Azul 2–0 Juárez 12,469
5 Monterrey 2–0 Toluca 39,783 Puebla 0–4 Pachuca 14,524
6 UANL 1–1 América 41,589 Veracruz 1–2 Atlético San Luis 9,670
7[a] Monterrey 2–0 UNAM 35,662 Veracruz 0–5 Querétaro 7,322
8 UANL 1–1 León 41,498 Necaxa 3–2 Tijuana 11,861
9 América 1–1 UNAM 38,317 Puebla 1–3 Atlético San Luis 14,735
10 Monterrey 3–2 Puebla 33,060 Necaxa 2–4 León 17,757
11[a] UANL 0–1 Puebla 38,638 Cruz Azul 1–1 Monterrey 12,412
12 América 4–1 Guadalajara 63,908 Veracruz 1–1 Toluca 8,698
13 UANL 4–0 Santos Laguna 41,426 Toluca 1–1 Puebla 12,533
14
15
16[a]
17
18
19

Source: Liga MX

  1. ^ a b c Round scheduled for midweek.


Torneo ClausuraEdit

The Clausura 2020 season is scheduled to begin in January 2020.

Relegation tableEdit

Pos
Team '17 A
Pts
'18 C
Pts
'18 A
Pts
'19 C
Pts
'19 A
Pts
'20 C
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
GD
Relegation
1 UANL 32 28 29 37 23 0 149 81 1.8395 +10
2 América 30 29 33 29 21 0 142 81 1.7531 +3
3 Monterrey 37 29 30 30 16 0 142 81 1.7531 –1
4 Cruz Azul 27 22 36 30 16 0 131 81 1.6173 +1
5 Toluca 29 36 26 25 13 0 129 81 1.5926 –5
6 León 26 22 18 41 20 0 127 80 1.5875 +9
7 Santos Laguna 18 29 30 22 26 0 125 81 1.5432 +11
8 Atlético San Luis Ascenso MX 17 0 17 12 1.4167 –2
9 Pachuca 19 23 24 28 18 0 112 80 1.4000 +7
10 Necaxa 24 22 14 29 24 0 113 81 1.3951 +10
11 Tijuana 21 25 17 28 18 0 109 81 1.3457 –5
12 Morelia 29 24 25 13 16 0 107 80 1.3375 0
13 UNAM 13 24 30 17 18 0 102 80 1.2750 +3
14 Puebla 16 23 19 24 13 0 97 81 1.1975 –10
15 Querétaro 16 18 26 11 21 0 92 80 1.1500 +7
16 Atlas 25 18 11 19 21 0 94 82 1.1463 +2
17 Juárez[b] 0[a] 0[a] 19 20 11 0 50 45 1.1111 –7
18 Guadalajara 18 15 20 18 12 0 83 80 1.0375 –5
19 Veracruz[c] 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 13 0.3077 –26 Relegated to Ascenso MX

Last update: 18 October 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: Liga MX

  1. ^ 2017–18 accumulated points are not counted towards their relegation coefficient.[22]:16[23]
  2. ^ 2017–18 and 2018–19 points were accumulated as Lobos BUAP.
  3. ^ 2017–18 and 2018–19 points are not counted towards their relegation coefficient.

Aggregate tableEdit

The aggregate table (the sum of points of both the Apertura and Clausura tournaments) will be used to determine the participants of the 2020 Leagues Cup.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Santos Laguna 13 8 2 3 30 19 +11 26 2020 Leagues Cup
2 Necaxa 13 7 3 3 26 16 +10 24
3 UANL 13 6 5 2 22 12 +10 23
4 Querétaro 12 6 3 3 21 14 +7 21
5 América 13 5 6 2 21 18 +3 21
6 Atlas 14 6 3 5 17 15 +2 21
7 León 12 5 5 2 26 17 +9 20
8 Pachuca 12 5 3 4 26 19 +7 18
9 UNAM 12 5 3 4 13 10 +3 18
10 Tijuana 13 5 3 5 22 27 −5 18
11 Atlético San Luis 12 5 2 5 17 19 −2 17
12 Cruz Azul 13 3 7 3 17 16 +1 16
13 Morelia 12 5 1 6 15 15 0 16
14 Monterrey 13 5 1 7 16 19 −3 16
15 Toluca 13 3 4 6 11 16 −5 13
16 Puebla 13 3 4 6 14 24 −10 13
17 Guadalajara 12 3 3 6 16 21 −5 12
18 Juárez 12 3 2 7 9 16 −7 11
19 Veracruz[a] 13 0 4 9 8 34 −26 4 Relegated to Ascenso MX
Updated to match(es) played on 18 October 2019. Source: Liga MX
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results between tied teams; 5) Number of goals scored away; 6) Highest relegation coefficient; 7) Fair Play points
Notes:
  1. ^ Team is last in the relegation table.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Although appointed on 21 August 2018, Guede would not immediately take charge. Due to paperwork, his first match was delayed to 27 August 2019 vs Atlético San Luis.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FC Juarez buys Lobos BUAP, takes spot in Liga MX". June 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "Enrique Meza, nuevo director técnico de Veracruz". Milenio Diario (in Spanish). 4 June 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Míchel ya firmó por dos años con Pumas". Goal (in Spanish). 16 May 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  4. ^ "CHELÍS ES CESADO COMO DIRECTOR TÉCNICO DEL PUEBLA". Diario Récord (in Spanish). 17 August 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Cinco cosas que debes saber de la Jornada 6 del Apertura 2019". Diario Récord (in Spanish). 18 August 2019. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Pablo Guede no descarta repetir cábalas en Morelia como lo hizo en Colo Colo"" (in Spanish). 21 August 2019. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Javier Torrente, cesado del banquillo de los Monarcas". ESPN (in Spanish). 18 August 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  8. ^ "¡Oficial! Morelia presentó a Pablo Guede como nuevo director técnico". mediotiempo.com/ (in Spanish). 21 August 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  9. ^ "¡Oficial! Juan Reynoso fue confirmado como director técnico del Puebla". mediotiempo.com/ (in Spanish). 23 August 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Meza leaves Veracruz on 33-game winless run". ESPN. 28 August 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  11. ^ "José Luis González -China llegaría al banquillo del Veracruz". Esto (in Spanish). 28 August 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  12. ^ "PEDRO CAIXINHA DEJÓ DE SER ENTRENADOR DE CRUZ AZUL". Récord (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Alfonso Sosa deja la dirección técnica del San Luis". Milenio (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Presentan a Gustavo Matosas como nuevo DT del ADSL". El Sol de San Luis (in Spanish). Organización Editorial Mexicana. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Oficial: Enrique López Zarza fue presentado como nuevo DT del Veracruz". mediotiempo.com (in Spanish). 4 September 2019. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  16. ^ Bucley, Thomas (6 September 2019). "Cruz Azul has new coach, front office in disarray". Viva Liga MX. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Chivas despide a Tomás Bot". El Informador (in Spanish). 26 September 2019. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Luis Fernando Tena, nuevo técnico de Chivas". El Informador (in Spanish). 26 September 2019. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Cae otro técnico". ESTO (in Spanish). Organización Editorial Mexicana. 30 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  20. ^ "Rayados pone a Pepe Treviño como interino". Fútbol Total (in Spanish). 1 October 2019. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  21. ^ "Rayados confirmó a Antonio Mohamed como su nuevo DT". Goal (in Spanish). 10 October 2019. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  22. ^ "Reglamento de Competencia 2018-19" [Competition Regulation 2018-19] (PDF). ascensomx.net (in Spanish). Ascenso MX. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  23. ^ "Por reglamento, Lobos inició el Apertura 2018 como recién ascendido" [By regulation, Lobos began the Apertura 2018 as a newly promoted team] (in Spanish). 23 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.

External linksEdit