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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 will begin on 19 July 2019.

Liga MX
Season2019–20
Matches played45
Goals scored127 (2.82 per match)
Top goalscorerApertura:
Andre-Pierre Gignac
Brian Lozano
Alan Pulido
Maximiliano Salas
(4 goals)
Biggest home winApertura:
Necaxa 7–0 Veracruz
(3 August 2019)
Biggest away winApertura:
Puebla 0–4 Pachuca
(16 August 2019)
Highest scoringApertura:
Necaxa 7–0 Veracruz
(3 August 2019)
León 4–3 Guadalajara
(17 August 2019)
Longest winning runApertura: 4 matches Santos Laguna
Longest unbeaten runApertura: 5 matches América
Querétaro
Longest winless runApertura: 5 matches Toluca
Longest losing runApertura: 3 matches Toluca
Highest attendanceApertura: 41,580
UANL vs Morelia
(20 July 2019)
Lowest attendanceApertura: 12,469
Cruz Azul vs Juárez
(10 August 2019)
Total attendanceApertura: 1,073,871
Average attendanceApertura: 25,568
Stats are from the regular season only

Contents

Teams, stadiums, and personnelEdit

The following nineteen teams will compete this season. 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 the MXN$120 million to remain in Liga MX. Lobos BUAP's franchise in first division was purchased by FC Juárez. Lobos BUAP will remain frozen for one year.

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   Alfonso Sosa   Mario Abrante Joma Canel's
Cruz Azul Guillermo Álvarez Cuevas   Pedro Caixinha   José de Jesús Corona Joma Cemento Cruz Azul
Guadalajara Amaury Vergara   Tomás Boy   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   Diego Alonso   José María Basanta Puma AT&T
Morelia Álvaro Dávila   Javier Torrente   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   Octavio Becerril (Interim)   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 Meza   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 [citation needed]
UNAM   Bruno Marioni Sacked 16 May 2019   Míchel González 16 May 2019 [citation needed]
Apertura
Puebla   José Luis Sánchez Solá Sacked 17 August 2019   Octavio Becerril (Interim) 17 August 2019 19th [citation needed]

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 Querétaro 5 4 1 0 10 2 +8 13 Advance to Liguilla[a]
2 América 5 4 1 0 9 3 +6 13
3 Santos Laguna 5 4 0 1 12 5 +7 12
4 UANL 5 3 1 1 9 6 +3 10
5 UNAM 5 3 0 2 6 2 +4 9
6 Monterrey 5 3 0 2 8 7 +1 9
7 Atlas 5 3 0 2 6 6 0 9
8 Cruz Azul 5 2 2 1 6 5 +1 8
9 Necaxa 5 2 1 2 11 5 +6 7
10 León 4 2 1 1 9 7 +2 7
11 Guadalajara 5 2 1 2 9 8 +1 7
12 Tijuana 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
13 Pachuca 5 1 1 3 10 10 0 4
14 Atlético San Luis 4 1 1 2 2 6 −4 4
15 Morelia 5 1 0 4 4 8 −4 3
16 Juárez 5 1 0 4 2 8 −6 3
17 Toluca 5 0 1 4 1 8 −7 1
18 Puebla 4 0 1 3 3 12 −9 1
19 Veracruz[b] 4 0 1 3 4 14 −10 1 Team is last in Relegation table
Updated to match(es) played on 18 August 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
Querétaro77221
América35332
Santos Laguna11113
UANL28544
UNAM62485
Monterrey13171296
Atlas83657
Cruz Azul91115108
Necaxa10157119
León46812†10
Guadalajara19910611
Tijuana549712†
Pachuca1513171613
Atlético San Luis181011†1514
Morelia1418131315
Juárez1219141416
Toluca1714181817
Puebla1616†161718
Veracruz11†12191919
Updated to match(es) played on 18 August 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 a 4–2 1–0 3–1 a
Atlas 1–3 1–0 1–2
Atlético San Luis 1–0 1–1 0–2
Cruz Azul a 2–0 1–1
Guadalajara a 3–0 2–0
Juárez 2–0
León 0–0 4–3
Monterrey 3–2 2–0 a
Morelia 0–1 0–1
Necaxa 0–0 3–0 7–0
Pachuca 1–3 1–2
Puebla 1–1 0–4 1–3
Querétaro 3–0 2–1
Santos Laguna 3–0 3–0 4–1
Tijuana 1–1 1–0
Toluca 0–1 0–2
UANL 4–2 3–1
UNAM 2–0 0–1 2–0
Veracruz 1–2 3–3 a
Updated to match(es) played on 18 August 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

AttendanceEdit

Per teamEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 UANL 83,133 41,580 41,553 41,567 +0.7%
2 Monterrey 76,841 39,783 37,058 38,421 −9.6%
3 Guadalajara 70,840 39,313 31,527 35,420 +16.9%
4 Atlas 99,943 39,733 28,893 33,314 +21.6%
5 América 85,594 31,129 26,348 28,551 +11.9%
6 Tijuana 53,866 26,933 26,933 26,933 +13.7%
7 León 53,193 26,632 26,561 26,597 +21.2%
8 Atlético San Luis 75,454 25,187 25,103 25,151 +79.4%1
9 Santos Laguna 74,185 26,572 22,432 24,728 +9.4%
10 Querétaro 47,712 29,329 18,383 23,856 +55.2%
11 Pachuca 47,243 26,003 21,240 23,622 +14.2%
12 UNAM 69,382 27,152 17,522 23,127 +6.9%
13 Morelia 40,686 20,550 20,136 20,343 −1.3%
14 Toluca 38,759 25,744 13,015 19,380 +8.7%
15 Puebla 57,215 27,611 14,524 19,072 −1.4%
16 Cruz Azul 37,789 25,320 12,469 18,895 +5.6%
17 Juárez 18,117 18,117 18,117 18,117 +231.0%1
18 Necaxa 46,374 19,361 12,846 15,458 −5.8%
19 Veracruz 29,234 14,620 14,614 14,617 +4.6%
League total 1,105,560 41,580 12,469 25,568 +12.7%

Updated to games played on 17 August 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
7[a]
8
9
10
11[a]
12
13
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 10 0 136 73 1.8630 +53
2 Monterrey 37 29 30 30 9 0 135 73 1.8493 +45
3 América 30 29 33 29 13 0 134 73 1.8356 +46
4 Cruz Azul 27 22 36 30 8 0 123 73 1.6849 +29
5 Toluca 29 36 26 25 1 0 117 73 1.6027 +17
6 León 26 22 18 41 7 0 114 72 1.5833 +19
7 Santos Laguna 18 29 30 22 12 0 111 73 1.5205 +20
8 Tijuana 21 25 17 28 7 0 98 72 1.3611 +23
9 Pachuca 19 23 24 28 4 0 98 73 1.3425 +14
10 Necaxa 24 22 14 29 7 0 95 73 1.3014 +14
11 Morelia 29 24 25 13 3 0 94 73 1.2877 –12
12 UNAM 13 24 30 17 9 0 93 73 1.2740 –4
13 Puebla 16 23 19 24 1 0 84 72 1.1667 –26
14 Querétaro 16 18 26 11 13 0 84 73 1.1507 –29
15 Atlas 25 18 11 19 9 0 82 73 1.1233 –30
16 Juárez[b] 0[a] 0[a] 19 20 3 0 42 39 1.0769 –27
17 Guadalajara 18 15 20 18 7 0 78 73 1.0685 –17
18 Atlético San Luis Ascenso MX 4 0 4 4 1.0000 –5
19 Veracruz[c] 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0.2500 –10 Relegated to Ascenso MX

Last update: 17 August 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.[1]:16[2]
  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 Querétaro 5 4 1 0 10 2 +8 13 2020 Leagues Cup
2 América 5 4 1 0 9 3 +6 13
3 Santos Laguna 5 4 0 1 12 5 +7 12
4 UANL 5 3 1 1 9 6 +3 10
5 UNAM 5 3 0 2 6 2 +4 9
6 Monterrey 5 3 0 2 8 7 +1 9
7 Atlas 5 3 0 2 6 6 0 9
8 Cruz Azul 5 2 2 1 6 5 +1 8
9 Necaxa 5 2 1 2 11 4 +7 7
10 León 4 2 1 1 9 7 +2 7
11 Guadalajara 5 2 1 2 9 8 +1 7
12 Tijuana 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
13 Pachuca 5 1 1 3 10 10 0 4
14 Atlético San Luis 4 1 1 2 2 6 −4 4
15 Morelia 5 1 0 4 4 8 −4 3
16 Juárez 5 1 0 4 2 8 −6 3
17 Toluca 5 0 1 4 1 8 −7 1
18 Puebla 4 0 1 3 3 12 −9 1
19 Veracruz[a] 4 0 1 3 4 14 −10 1 Relegated to Ascenso MX
Updated to match(es) played on 18 August 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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Reglamento de Competencia 2018-19" [Competition Regulation 2018-19] (PDF). ascensomx.net (in Spanish). Ascenso MX. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ "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