Leon’s cushion atop Liga MX comes under threat when America visit the Apertura leaders in Week 14, while Cruz Azul host in-form Tigres in a battle two titans still in contention for top four or better.
Complications concerning the ownership of the Estadio Leon means Monday’s match will be played at the Estadio Victoria in Aguascalientes, home of Necaxa, per Leon’s official Twitter account. America are undefeated in their last two meetings with Los Esmeraldas—both in Leon—but a change of surroundings may give the ‘hosts’ new impetus to snap the streak.
Atletico San Luis opened Week 14 by moving off the base of the standings with a 2-1 win over Queretaro, decided thanks to a late chip from veteran Pablo Barrera:
Mazatlan now occupy last place but can climb from the bottom with a draw or better against Juarez on Friday, while Necaxa need to beat Tijuana to give themselves a realistic chance of finishing among the top 12 and progressing to the play-offs.
Liga MX Week 14 Schedule (All Times ET)
Friday, October 16
Necaxa vs. Tijuana, 8:30 p.m. - TUDN
Mazatlan vs. Juarez, 10:30 p.m. - TUDN
Saturday, October 17
Monterrey vs. Puebla, 6 p.m. - FS2, ESPN Deportes
Chivas Guadalajara vs. Atlas, 8 p.m. - Telemundo
Cruz Azul vs. Tigres, 10 p.m. - TUDN, Univision
Sunday, October 18
Pumas UNAM vs. Toluca, 1 p.m. - TUDN, ESPN Deportes, Univision
Santos Laguna vs. Pachuca, 8 p.m. - FS2
Monday, October 19
Leon vs. America, 10 p.m. - TUDN
Liga MX Week 14 Tune-In Information
TV: TUDN, Telemundo, FS2, ESPN Deportes
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
The Apertura’s top two scorers will come into contact when Cruz Azul host Tigres on Saturday, with Andre-Pierre Gignac looking to prove he still rules the roost in Liga MX. The Frenchman visits the Estadio Azteca with nine goals to Rodriguez’s 10, and a win for Tigres will temporarily move the guests up to second in place of La Maquina, who are without a win in two (one loss, one draw).
Saturday’s top-tier clash is bound to be dramatic but has already been affected by controversy, with both outfits returning a number of positive coronavirus tests prior to kick-off, per ESPN FC’s Tom Marshall:
Pumas UNAM sit fourth ahead of their meeting with Toluca (10th), and the capital club have extra motivation to impress considering the teams around them each have more difficult fixtures in view. Andres Lillini’s side have hit a rough patch in form at just the wrong time, however, having gone three games with a win (two draws, one loss).