How is the panorama of the Liguilla developing in the Apertura 2021?

With only five dates to go, we present the possible scenarios for the fight for the Apertura 2021 title

MEXICO – The MX League It will stop for the FIFA Date and when activities resume next week, the Apertura 2021 tournament will enter its final stretch. Mexican football fans can expect a spectacular closing of the regular phase because with only five games to play, all clubs have a chance to fight for the title

ESPN Digital It presents you the panorama in the final stretch of the Apertura 2021 and how the Liguilla could be played.

The first four luggers qualify directly to the Quarterfinals. It is important to note that the clubs that finish in the direct qualification zone have a bye week before starting their participation in the Liguilla.

America is the current general leader of Liga MX with 25 units and those led by Santiago Solari seem to have no problems staying among the top places, although they will have a difficult final stretch of the championship with Tigres, Cruz Azul and Monterrey on the calendar.

For its part, Atlas, with 22 points, they are signing an incredible championship compared to the poor performances they have registered in recent years. Diego Cocca’s rojinegros have just won the Clásico Tapatío and although they don’t have a spectacular game, the fans are excited about this team that has six victories and only two defeats.

Secondly, Toluca and Monterrey They are third and fourth, respectively, and so far depend on themselves to qualify directly, although their latest performances have raised doubts among their fans with the Red Devils drawing against Gallos and Rayados losing against FC Juárez.

Miguel Herrera’s Tigres are only two units away from direct positions but the feline squad still does not convince the fans under the orders of ‘Piojo’. The royal team has an interesting calendar ahead with Cruz Azul, América and Chivas as the most important rivals.

One point below Tigres is La Maquina with 17 units. Juan Reynoso’s team has a complicated schedule when they face direct rivals in the Repechage (Tigres, Chivas and León) as well as the first placed in the tournament (América and Atlas). With this panorama, Blue Cross it could jeopardize the defense of your crown.

With respect to Athletic San Luis, the team led by Marcelo Méndez Russo has become one of the biggest surprises of the Aperura 2021 but their place in the Repechage could be in danger with America, Atlas and Monterrey their next rivals.

Lion and Saints They have not signed their best tournament with less than five victories each and both squads have a difficult end of the calendar facing opponents who still aspire to the Repechage.

Pachuca, Chivas and Mazatlan They have 14 points and the Tuzos are one of the teams that have seen each other the best in recent days, accumulating a four-game streak without losing.

For its part, the Sacred Flock fired Víctor Manuel Vucetich and Marcelo Michel Leaño, who was appointed interim director, still does not know the victory after three duels. The rojiblanco club will face Toluca, Tijuana, Cruz Azul, Tigres and Mazatlán at the end of the tournament, Xolos being the only rival that is out of qualifying positions.

Unlike Chivas, Mazatlan It has a simpler schedule on paper, highlighting the confrontations against Puebla, Querétaro and Necaxa, rivals whom the Sinaloan team aspires to defeat and secure their place in the Repechage.

Repechage duels

We share with you the confrontations, so far, that would take place in the Repechage, a stage that serves to define the other four clubs that would play the Fiesta Grande.

Tigers vs. Mazatlan

Cruz Azul vs. Chivas

Atlético San Luis vs. Pachuca

Leon vs. Saints

What would the Liguilla be like?

According to Soccer Power Index by FiveThirtyEight, America he would finish as the general leader of the contest and the Quarterfinals would not have Chivas or Pumas. Below we share what the Big Party would be like, according to the SPI.

America vs. Saints

Atlas vs, Leon

Monterrey vs. Blue Cross

Toluca vs. Tigers

With five games to go, all clubs that are currently out of qualifying positions have a chance to get into the league. Repechage with FC Juárez as the club with the most possibilities, having the same points as Pachuca, Chivas and Mazatlán.

For its part, Necaxa and Puebla have 13 and 12 units, respectively, so a two-game winning streak could put them in Repechage.

Queretaro and Cougars They have a pending match that could be key to their aspirations to fight for a place in the next phase of the competition. However, the feline team has a more complicated outlook, being six units away from the reclassification positions and having a streak of five consecutive games without knowing the victory.

Finally, XolosWith only one victory, he is at the bottom of the General Table with seven points and despite his bad numbers, the border box still has a real chance of fighting for the championship.