2018–19 Liga MX season

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Liga MX
Season2018–19
ChampionsApertura:
América (13th title)
Clausura:
TBD
RelegatedVeracruz
Champions LeagueAmérica
Cruz Azul
TBD
TBD
Matches played288
Goals scored778 (2.7 per match)
Top goalscorerApertura:
André-Pierre Gignac
(14 goals)
Clausura:
Ángel Mena
(14 goals)
Biggest home winApertura:
UANL 6–1 Puebla
(10 November 2018)
Clausura:
Pachuca 9–2 Veracruz
(13 April 2019)
Biggest away winApertura:
Veracruz 0–4 León
(28 September 2018)
León 0–4 Puebla
(28 October 2018)
Clausura:
Querétaro 0–4 León
(27 January 2019)
BUAP 0–4 Puebla
(31 March 2019)
Highest scoringApertura:
UNAM 5–3 Necaxa
(29 July 2018)
Pachuca 6–2 Necaxa
(3 November 2018) Clausura:
Pachuca 9–2 Veracruz
(13 April 2019)
Longest winning runApertura: 3 matches

Clausura: 12 matches
León
Longest unbeaten runApertura: 11 matches
América
Clausura: 12 matches
León
Longest winless runApertura: 10 matches
Atlas
Necaxa
Clausura: 15 matches
Veracruz
Longest losing runApertura: 6 matches
Atlas
Clausura: 7 matches
Querétaro
Highest attendanceApertura: 69,486
América vs Guadalajara
(30 September 2018)
Clausura: 51,027
Monterrey vs UANL
(9 March 2019)
Lowest attendanceApertura: 5,845
BUAP vs Veracruz
(29 July 2018)
Clausura: 6,350
BUAP vs Santos Laguna
(6 January 2019)
Total attendanceApertura: 3,503,135
Clausura: 3,068,384
Average attendanceApertura: 22,896
Clausura: 22,729
Stats are from the regular season only
Source: Liga MX (Apertura)
Liga MX (Clausura)

The 2018–19 Liga MX season is the 72nd professional season of the top-flight football league in Mexico. 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.

Teams, stadiums, and personnel[edit]

The following eighteen teams are competing this season. Lobos BUAP 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 the 2017–18 Ascenso MX champion, Cafetaleros de Tapachula, who won promotion after defeating Alebrijes de Oaxaca, was not certified to be promoted. Lobos BUAP paid MXN$120 million to be disbursed to Cafetaleros de Tapachula and remain in Liga MX.[1][2]

Stadiums and locations[edit]

América & Cruz Azul Atlas BUAP Guadalajara León Monterrey
Estadio Azteca Estadio Jalisco Estadio Universitario BUAP Estadio Akron Estadio León Estadio BBVA Bancomer
Capacity: 87,000 Capacity: 55,110 Capacity: 19,283 Capacity: 45,364 Capacity: 31,297 Capacity: 53,500
Estadio Azteca, 2015.jpg Barra 51 1h9e7r.jpg Omnilife Stadium.png Estadio León (Nou Camp), León, Guanajuato, México -Imagen Actual- 2013-12-10 14-09.jpg Estadio BBVA Bancomer Inauguration.jpg
Morelia Necaxa Pachuca Puebla Querétaro Santos Laguna
Estadio Morelos Estadio Victoria Estadio Hidalgo Estadio Cuauhtémoc Estadio Corregidora Estadio Corona
Capacity: 34,795 Capacity: 23,851 Capacity: 27,512 Capacity: 51,726 Capacity: 33,162 Capacity: 29,237
Estadio Morelos.jpg Estadio Victoria (Aguascalientes).jpg Estadio Hidalgo Huracan.jpg Rampa norte.jpg Estadio la Corregidora.JPG Estadio Corona at Torreón.jpg
Tijuana Toluca UANL UNAM Veracruz
Estadio Caliente Estadio Nemesio Díez Estadio Universitario Estadio Olímpico Universitario Estadio Luis "Pirata" Fuente
Capacity: 27,333 Capacity: 31,000 Capacity: 41,886 Capacity: 48,297 Capacity: 28,703
Xolos estadio caliente.jpg Diablos 05.jpg Estadio Universitario UANL.jpg Estadio Olimpico Universitario CU.jpg Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente.jpg

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor(s)
América Santiago Baños Mexico Miguel Herrera Mexico Oribe Peralta Nike AT&T
Atlas Gustavo Guzmán Argentina Leandro Cufré Mexico Juan Pablo Vigón Adidas Linio
BUAP Juan Carlos Bozikián Mexico Francisco Palencia Mexico Francisco Javier Rodríguez Pirma Zurich
Cruz Azul Guillermo Álvarez Cuevas Portugal Pedro Caixinha Mexico José de Jesús Corona Under Armour[a] / Joma[b] Cemento Cruz Azul
Guadalajara Jorge Vergara Mexico Tomás Boy Mexico Jair Pereira Puma
León Jesús Martínez Murguia Mexico Ignacio Ambriz Argentina Mauro Boselli Pirma Cementos Fortaleza
Monterrey Duilio Davino Uruguay Diego Alonso Argentina José María Basanta Puma AT&T
Morelia Álvaro Dávila Argentina Javier Torrente Ecuador Gabriel Achilier Pirma Caliente
Necaxa Ernesto Tinajero Flores Mexico Guillermo Vázquez United States Ventura Alvarado Charly Rolcar
Pachuca Jesús Martínez Patiño Argentina Martín Palermo Mexico Jorge Hernández Charly Cementos Fortaleza
Puebla Manuel Jiménez García Mexico José Luis Sánchez Solá Mexico José Daniel Guerrero Li-Ning AT&T
Querétaro Jaime Ordiales Mexico Víctor Manuel Vucetich Argentina Miguel Martínez Puma Banco Multiva
Santos Laguna Alejandro Irarragorri Uruguay Guillermo Almada Mexico José Abella Charly Soriana
Tijuana Jorge Hank Inzunsa Colombia Óscar Pareja Mexico Juan Carlos Valenzuela Charly Caliente
Toluca Francisco Suinaga Argentina Ricardo La Volpe Mexico Antonio Ríos Under Armour Banamex
UANL Miguel Ángel Garza Brazil Ricardo Ferretti Brazil Juninho Adidas Cemex
UNAM Rodrigo Ares de Parga Argentina Bruno Marioni Mexico Pablo Barrera Nike DHL Express
Veracruz Fidel Kuri Mustieles Uruguay Robert Siboldi Peru Pedro Gallese Charly Winpot
  1. ^ Apertura 2018
  2. ^ Clausura 2019

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position
in table
Ref.
Pre-Apertura changes
Pachuca Uruguay Diego Alonso End of contract May 4, 2018 Spain Pako Ayestarán June 11, 2018 Preseason [3][4]
Querétaro Mexico Luis Fernando Tena Mutual agreement May 6, 2018 Mexico Rafael Puente Jr. May 7, 2018 [5][6]
Monterrey Argentina Antonio Mohamed Mutual agreement May 7, 2018 Uruguay Diego Alonso May 18, 2018 [7][8]
Necaxa Mexico Ignacio Ambríz Mutual agreement May 8, 2018 Mexico Marcelo Michel Leaño May 11, 2018 [9][10]
Lobos BUAP Mexico Daniel Alcántar (interim) End of tenure as caretaker May 31, 2018 Mexico Francisco Palencia June 1, 2018 [11]
Guadalajara Argentina Matías Almeyda Resigned June 11, 2018 Paraguay José Cardozo June 12, 2018 [12][13]
Apertura changes
Santos Laguna Uruguay Robert Siboldi Resigned August 8, 2018 Mexico Salvador Reyes August 8, 2018 6th [14][15]
Veracruz Mexico Guillermo Vázquez Resigned August 14, 2018 Mexico Hugo Chávez (interim) August 14, 2018 13th [16]
Veracruz Mexico Hugo Chávez (interim) End of tenure as caretaker [note 1] Chile Juvenal Olmos August 15, 2018[note 1] 13th [19]
Atlas Mexico Gerardo Espinoza Sacked September 3, 2018 Argentina Ángel Guillermo Hoyos September 11, 2018 18th [20][21]
León Uruguay Gustavo Díaz Sacked September 17, 2018 Mexico Ignacio Ambriz September 18, 2018 15th [22][23]
Necaxa Mexico Marcelo Michel Leaño Sacked October 21, 2018 Mexico Jorge Martínez Merino (interim) October 23, 2018 15th [24] [25]
Veracruz Chile Juvenal Olmos Sacked October 27, 2018 Mexico Hugo Chávez (interim) October 27, 2018 18th [26]
Tijuana Argentina Diego Cocca Mutual agreement October 30, 2018 Colombia Frankie Oviedo (interim) October 31, 2018 14th
Pre-Clausura changes
Tijuana Colombia Frankie Oviedo (interim) End of tenure as caretaker November 27, 2018 Colombia Óscar Pareja November 27, 2018 Preseason
Necaxa Mexico Jorge Martínez Merino (interim) End of tenure as caretaker November 29, 2018 Mexico Guillermo Vázquez November 29, 2018
Veracruz Mexico Hugo Chávez (interim) End of tenure as caretaker December 5, 2018 Uruguay Robert Siboldi December 5, 2018
Clausura changes
Pachuca Spain Pako Ayestarán Sacked January 19, 2019 Argentina Martín Palermo January 21, 2019 12th [27][28]
UNAM Mexico David Patiño Sacked January 27, 2019 Argentina Bruno Marioni January 27, 2019 16th [29][30]
Puebla Mexico Enrique Meza Sacked February 3, 2019 Mexico José Luis Sánchez Solá February 6, 2019 14th [31][32]
Querétaro Mexico Rafael Puente Jr. Sacked February 17, 2019 Mexico Víctor Manuel Vucetich February 18, 2019 18th [33][34]
Morelia Mexico Roberto Hernández Sacked February 24, 2019 Mexico Gastón Obledo (interim) February 24, 2019 16th [35][36]
Toluca Argentina Hernán Cristante Sacked February 25, 2019 Mexico José Luis Real (interim) February 25, 2019 15th [37][38]
Morelia Mexico Gastón Obledo (interim) End of tenure as caretaker [note 2] Argentina Javier Torrente February 28, 2019[note 2] 16th [41][42]
Toluca Mexico José Luis Real (interim) End of tenure as caretaker March 4, 2019 Argentina Ricardo La Volpe March 4, 2019 14th [43][44]
Atlas Argentina Guillermo Hoyos Sacked March 9, 2019 Argentina Leandro Cufré March 11, 2019 15th [45][46]
Guadalajara Paraguay José Cardozo Sacked March 31, 2019 Mexico Alberto Coyote (interim) April 1, 2019 11th [47][48]
Santos Laguna Mexico Salvador Reyes Sacked April 4, 2019 Mexico Rubén Duarte (interim) April 4, 2019 12th [49][50]
Guadalajara Mexico Alberto Coyote (interim) End of tenure as caretaker April 9, 2019 Mexico Tomás Boy April 9, 2019 14th [51][52]
Santos Laguna Mexico Rubén Duarte (interim) End of tenure as caretaker April 11, 2019 Uruguay Guillermo Almada April 11, 2019 12th [53][54]

Torneo Apertura[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Apertura 2018 is the first championship of the season. The regular season began on 20 July 2018 and ended on 25 November 2018.[55] The defending champions are Santos Laguna, having won their sixth title.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Cruz Azul 17 11 3 3 26 13 +13 36 Advance to Liguilla[a]
2 América (C) 17 9 6 2 33 17 +16 33
3 UNAM 17 8 6 3 29 19 +10 30
4 Santos Laguna 17 8 6 3 27 18 +9 30
5 Monterrey 17 9 3 5 25 19 +6 30
6 UANL 17 8 5 4 32 18 +14 29
7 Toluca 17 8 2 7 27 22 +5 26
8 Querétaro 17 7 5 5 19 20 −1 26
9 Morelia 17 7 4 6 23 26 −3 25
10 Pachuca 17 6 6 5 26 18 +8 24
11 Guadalajara 17 5 5 7 21 22 −1 20
12 Puebla 17 5 5 7 23 30 −7 20
13 BUAP 17 5 4 8 21 25 −4 19
14 León 17 5 3 9 18 23 −5 18
15 Tijuana 17 4 5 8 13 24 −11 17
16 Necaxa 17 3 5 9 19 29 −10 14
17 Atlas 17 2 5 10 11 27 −16 11
18 Veracruz 17 2 4 11 17 40 −23 10 Team is last in Relegation table
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
(C) Champion.
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.

Positions by round[edit]

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 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617
Cruz Azul12221111111123111
América116434553322211222
UNAM21115664245444433
Santos Laguna712642335453332344
Monterrey83353222664656655
UANL44589897777778766
Toluca37866788536565577
Querétaro951114119768810881010108
Morelia159977449121114997989
Pachuca141618181315121011138111098910
Guadalajara12151417121010129109121112121111
Puebla1813131516131413101212131411111212
BUAP138121215161717171716161616141413
León1617161114111111141513141213131314
Tijuana51010101014161413911101314151515
Necaxa611798121315141415151515161616
Atlas1014171618181818181818181817171717
Veracruz1718151317171516161617171718181818
Leader and qualification to playoffs
Qualification to playoffs
Last place in table
Source: Liga MX

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AMÉ ATL BUP CAZ GUA LEÓ MON MOR NEC PAC PUE QUE SLA TIJ TOL UNL UNM VER
América 3–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 4–1
Atlas 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–3 4–3
BUAP 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–0
Cruz Azul 0–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 4–1
Guadalajara 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–2
León 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–2 0–4 4–0 1–2
Monterrey 3–1 2–4 2–2 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–0
Morelia 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–4 3–1 0–2 0–0
Necaxa 2–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1
Pachuca 1–3 3–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 6–2 2–0 1–1 1–1
Puebla 2–3 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–2
Querétaro 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–2
Santos Laguna 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–1
Tijuana 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–1
Toluca 2–2 1–2 2–0 3–2 2–1 2–1 3–0 0–1
UANL 2–3 3–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 6–1 1–0 2–1 4–0
UNAM 4–2 1–2 5–3 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 3–3
Veracruz 0–2 0–4 2–2 0–0 2–3 2–2 1–0 2–3 0–2

Source: Liga MX
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Regular Season statistics[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Paraguay Carlos González UNAM UANL 3–3 21 October 2018
Mexico Víctor Guzmán4 Pachuca Necaxa 6–2 3 November 2018
France André-Pierre Gignac4 UANL Puebla 6–1 10 November 2018

4 Player scored four goals


Attendance[edit]

Per team[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 UANL 368,957 41,615 38,141 40,995 −0.9%
2 Cruz Azul 323,992 62,003 18,541 35,999 +96.8%1
3 Monterrey 282,778 42,288 28,482 35,347 −17.5%
4 América 245,208 69,486 13,005 30,651 +11.8%2
5 Tijuana 238,197 27,333 25,333 26,466 −0.6%
6 Guadalajara 202,924 37,412 18,210 25,366 −20.9%
7 UNAM 196,272 42,717 10,420 24,534 −19.3%
8 Atlas 214,171 40,207 14,216 23,797 −22.5%
9 Santos Laguna 214,094 28,479 20,854 23,788 +1.5%
10 Pachuca 195,177 27,512 15,976 21,686 −9.9%
11 Morelia 159,801 28,076 14,584 19,975 −7.0%
12 Querétaro 155,753 29,348 12,594 19,469 −14.0%
13 Toluca 164,063 30,000 15,308 18,229 −22.9%
14 León 139,131 25,175 12,356 17,391 +2.5%
15 Puebla 111,701 23,234 6,628 13,963 −29.1%
16 Necaxa 122,188 22,578 8,389 13,576 −31.1%
17 Veracruz 93,113 16,981 7,523 10,346 −51.2%
18 BUAP 75,615 18,619 5,845 9,452 −28.8%
League total 3,503,135 69,486 5,845 22,896 −9.7%

Source: Liga MX
Notes:
Only regular season listed
1: Played in Estadio Azul last season.
2: Played one match at Estadio Nemesio Díez .

Highest and lowest[edit]

Highest attendance Lowest attendance
Week Home Score Away Attendance Home Score Away Attendance
1 Cruz Azul 3–0 Puebla 45,385 Necaxa 2–1 América 16,450
2 UANL 1–0 Tijuana 41,052 BUAP 2–0 Veracruz 5,845
3 Cruz Azul 1–0 UANL 55,571 Veracruz 2–2 Morelia 7,523
4 UANL 1–2 Toluca 41,379 BUAP 0–0 Atlas 7,346
5 Monterrey 1–0 UNAM 40,268 Necaxa 2–2 Puebla 8,389
6[a] UANL 4–0 Veracruz 40,874 BUAP 1–2 Monterrey 7,836
7 Monterrey 2–2 Morelia 40,129 Veracruz 1–0 Tijuana 7,693
8 UANL 3–1 Atlas 41,363 Puebla 2–1 Monterrey 9,550
9 Monterrey 2–4 Guadalajara 37,812 Veracruz 2–3 Toluca 8,897
10 UANL 0–0 Monterrey 41,615 Toluca 3–2 Necaxa 15,705
11 América 1–1 Guadalajara 69,486 Veracruz 0–4 León 7,711
12 UANL 2–3 América 41,596 Veracruz 0–0 Necaxa 7,589
13 Monterrey 2–1 Toluca 29,444 Necaxa 0–2 León 10,049
14 Cruz Azul 0–0 América 62,003 Veracruz 2–3 Pachuca 8,684
15 UNAM 1–2 Cruz Azul 42,717 BUAP 3–1 Tijuana 6,223
16 UANL 6–1 Puebla 38,141 Necaxa 1–1 Monterrey 11,534
17 Monterrey 3–1 Atlas 31,758 Puebla 0–0 Tijuana 6,628

Source: Liga MX

  1. ^ Round scheduled for midweek.

Liguilla – Apertura[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                         
1 Cruz Azul 2 1 3  
8 Querétaro 0 1 1  
  1 Cruz Azul (s) 0 1 1  
  5 Monterrey 1 0 1  
4 Santos Laguna 0 0 0
5 Monterrey 1 2 3  
  1 Cruz Azul 0 0 0
  2 América 0 2 2
2 América 2 3 5  
7 Toluca 2 2 4  
  2 América 1 6 7
  3 UNAM 1 1 2  
3 UNAM 1 3 4
6 UANL 2 1 3  


  • Teams are 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.
  • Both finalists qualify to the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League (champions as MEX1, runners-up as MEX3).

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Querétaro 1–3 Cruz Azul 0–2 1–1
Toluca 4–5 América 2–2 2–3
UANL 3–4 UNAM 2–1 1–3
Monterrey 3–0 Santos Laguna 1–0 2–0

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Monterrey 1–1 (s) Cruz Azul 1–0 0–1
UNAM 2–7 América 1–1 1–6

Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
América 2–0 Cruz Azul 0–0 2–0
Apertura 2018 winners:
América
13th Title

Torneo Clausura[edit]

The Clausura 2019 is the second championship of the season. The tournament began on 4 January 2019 and will end on 26 May 2019.[55] América are the defending champion, having won their 13th league title the previous tournament.

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 León (A) 15 12 2 1 38 11 +27 38 Advance to Liguilla[a]
2 UANL (A) 15 10 3 2 30 14 +16 33
3 Monterrey (A) 15 8 5 2 31 17 +14 29
4 Cruz Azul 15 7 5 3 21 13 +8 26
5 Necaxa 15 7 4 4 29 22 +7 25
6 Pachuca 15 7 4 4 30 24 +6 25
7 América 15 7 2 6 25 19 +6 23
8 Puebla 15 6 5 4 17 16 +1 23
9 Tijuana 15 7 1 7 17 19 −2 22
10 Toluca 15 6 3 6 22 21 +1 21
11 BUAP 15 6 2 7 16 26 −10 20
12 Santos Laguna 15 5 4 6 16 20 −4 19
13 UNAM (E) 15 4 4 7 15 19 −4 16
14 Atlas (E) 15 5 1 9 17 27 −10 16
15 Guadalajara (E) 15 4 3 8 13 18 −5 15
16 Morelia (E) 15 2 6 7 18 26 −8 12
17 Querétaro (E) 15 2 2 11 9 28 −19 8
18 Veracruz[b] (E, R) 15 0 4 11 6 30 −24 0 Relegated to Ascenso MX[c]
Updated to match(es) played on 20 April 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
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ The first 8 places in the table qualify for the Liguilla.
  2. ^ Veracruz were docked 6 points points, at the request of FIFA, over a failure to pay training compensation fees to Uruguayan club Montevideo Wanderers for Matías Santos.[56]
  3. ^ Relegated teams are ineligible for the Liguilla, regardless of their place in the table.

Positions by round[edit]

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 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617
León7111412733331111111
UANL657332211222222
Monterrey142111122333333
Cruz Azul8129610101414121077574
Necaxa1375524595765745
Pachuca18101311117768486856
América12638681189544467
Puebla91416131491311101198998
Tijuana161812151313874659689
Toluca21491212151514131212101010
BUAP43610814101211121313111111
Santos Laguna1791079965791010121312
UNAM111315161615121315141414151213
Atlas58844691013151515131414
Guadalajara32125544681111141515
Morelia151611141516161616161616161616
Querétaro14171818181818181818181717171717
Veracruz1014171717171717171717181818181818
Leader and qualification to playoffs
Qualification to playoffs
Last place in table
Updated to match(es) played on 20 April 2019. Source: Liga MX

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AMÉ ATL BUP CAZ GUA LEÓ MON MOR NEC PAC PUE QUE SLA TIJ TOL UNL UNM VER
América 3–0 0–0 0–3 1–3 3–0 1–0 2–0 3–0
Atlas 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–1
BUAP 0–1 2–3 1–1 0–4 3–1 2–0 0–3 2–1
Cruz Azul 0–1 2–1 4–1 3–0 1–2 1–0
Guadalajara 0–2 3–0 0–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 0–0
León 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–1 3–0 2–2 2–0
Monterrey 3–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 5–0 0–0 4–0 1–1
Morelia 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–3 2–3 1–3 2–0
Necaxa 3–3 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–0
Pachuca 3–1 2–0 3–0 4–0 3–2 1–0 9–2
Puebla 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–4 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0
Querétaro 1–2 0–0 0–4 1–2 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–2
Santos Laguna 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 4–0
Tijuana 3–2 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 0–3 3–0
Toluca 3–2 2–0 1–1 5–1 2–0 0–1 3–1
UANL 0–1 3–2 3–0 4–1 2–1 2–0
UNAM 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–0
Veracruz 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–2

Updated to games played on 20 April 2019.
Source: Liga MX
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Regular Season statistics[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Argentina Enrique Triverio Toluca Morelia 3–1 4 January 2019
Mexico Alexis Vega Guadalajara Atlas 3–0 16 February 2019
Argentina Leonardo Ulloa Pachuca Veracruz 9–2 13 April 2019
Argentina Rogelio Funes Mori Monterrey Santos Laguna 4–0 14 April 2019


Attendance[edit]

Per team[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Monterrey 344,172 51,027 39,063 43,022 +21.7%
2 UANL 289,066 41,615 40,136 41,295 +0.7%
3 Guadalajara 243,546 41,075 23,557 30,443 +20.0%
4 Atlas 199,174 46,056 19,901 28,453 +19.6%
5 América 202,971 47,407 14,241 25,371 −17.2%
7 Tijuana 163,127 27,333 10,329 23,304 −11.9%
6 Santos Laguna 162,123 27,919 19,938 23,160 −2.6%
9 León 178,829 25,731 17,653 22,354 +28.5%
8 UNAM 178,228 42,600 12,763 22,279 −9.2%
10 Pachuca 146,098 27,293 17,303 20,871 −3.8%
11 Morelia 166,396 30,125 15,021 20,800 +4.1%
12 Puebla 151,428 25,127 12,129 18,929 +35.6%
13 Cruz Azul 125,347 32,881 10,311 17,907 −50.3%
14 Toluca 100,106 20,412 12,242 16,684 −8.5%
15 Necaxa 115,397 24,296 13,923 16,485 +21.4%
16 Querétaro 124,839 26,562 9,655 15,605 −19.8%
17 Veracruz 85,279 17,978 7,744 12,183 +17.8%
18 BUAP 66,514 11,943 6,350 8,314 −12.0%
League total 3,068,384 51,027 6,350 22,729 −0.7%

Source: Liga MX
Notes:
Only regular season listed

Highest and lowest[edit]

Highest attendance Lowest attendance
Week Home Score Away Attendance Home Score Away Attendance
1 Monterrey 5–0 Pachuca 39,853 BUAP 2–0 Santos Laguna 6,350
2 Atlas 1–2 América 46,056 Veracruz 0–1 BUAP 10,712
3 UANL 0–1 Cruz Azul 41,615 BUAP 2–3 Necaxa 8,316
4 Monterrey 3–2 América 46,292 Cruz Azul 1–0 Tijuana 10,311
5 UANL 2–1 Santos Laguna 41,431 BUAP 1–1 Pachuca 6,850
6 Monterrey 4–0 BUAP 39,364 Veracruz 0–2 UANL 13,128
7 UNAM 1–0 América 42,600 BUAP 3–1 Querétaro 6,410
8 Monterrey 0–0 Puebla 43,219 Querétaro 3–0 Morelia 12,709
9 UANL 3–0 Pachuca 41,605 BUAP 2–1 UNAM 9,753
10 Monterrey 1–1 UANL 51,027 BUAP 0–1 León 7,148
11 UANL 4–1 Querétaro 41,137 Morelia 1–1 BUAP 15,021
12 Monterrey 2–2 Cruz Azul 41,771 Querétaro 1–0 Tijuana 9,655
13 UANL 2–0 UNAM 41,527 Veracruz 0–1 Atlas 7,744
14 América 0–0 Cruz Azul 47,407 BUAP 0–3 UANL 11,943
15 UANL 3–3 Morelia 40,136 Veracruz 0–1 Monterrey 15,400
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Source: Liga MX

Relegation table[edit]

Pos
Team '16 A
Pts
'17 C
Pts
'17 A
Pts
'18 C
Pts
'18 A
Pts
'19 C
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
GD
Relegation
1 UANL 30 25 32 28 29 33 177 100 1.7700 +30 Safe for 2019–20 Season
2 Monterrey 25 27 37 29 30 29 177 100 1.7700 +20
3 América 28 24 30 29 33 23 167 100 1.6700 +22
4 Toluca 24 27 29 36 26 18 160 100 1.6000 +7
5 Cruz Azul 19 21 27 22 36 26 151 100 1.5100 +21
6 León 26 20 26 22 18 38 150 100 1.5000 +22
7 Tijuana 33 31 21 25 17 22 149 100 1.4900 –11
8 Pachuca 31 24 19 23 24 25 146 100 1.4600 +14
9 Santos Laguna 16 26 18 29 30 19 138 100 1.3800 +5
10 Morelia 20 24 29 24 25 12 134 100 1.3400 –11
11 Necaxa 26 21 24 22 14 25 132 100 1.3200 –1
12 UNAM 27 18 13 24 30 16 128 100 1.2800 +6
13 Guadalajara 28 27 18 15 20 15 123 100 1.2300 –6
14 BUAP Ascenso MX 0[a] 0[a] 19 20 39 32 1.2188 –14
15 Puebla 20 16 16 23 19 23 118 100 1.1800 –4
16 Atlas 19 26 25 18 11 16 115 100 1.1500 –26
17 Querétaro 20 19 16 18 26 8 107 100 1.0700 –20
18 Veracruz (R) 12 21 14 18 10 0 73 100 0.7300 –45 Relegated to Ascenso MX

Last update: 21 April 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: LigaMX

  1. ^ 2017–18 accumulated points are not counted towards their relegation coefficient.[57]:16[58]

Aggregate table[edit]

The aggregate table (the sum of points of both the Apertura and Clausura tournaments) will be used to determine the participants of the Apertura 2019 Copa MX. This table also displays teams that have qualified for the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 UANL 32 18 8 6 62 32 +30 62
2 Cruz Azul (Q) 32 18 8 6 47 26 +21 62 2020 CONCACAF Champions League[a]
3 Monterrey 32 17 8 7 56 36 +20 59
4 América (Q) 32 16 8 8 58 36 +22 56 2020 CONCACAF Champions League[b]
5 León 32 17 5 10 56 34 +22 56
6 Pachuca 32 13 10 9 56 42 +14 49
7 Santos Laguna 32 13 10 9 43 38 +5 49
8 Toluca 32 14 5 13 49 43 +6 47
9 UNAM 32 12 10 10 44 38 +6 46
10 Puebla 32 11 10 11 40 46 −6 43
11 Necaxa 32 10 9 13 48 51 −3 39
12 Tijuana 32 11 6 15 30 43 −13 39
13 BUAP 32 11 6 15 37 51 −14 39
14 Morelia 32 9 10 13 41 52 −11 37
15 Guadalajara 32 9 8 15 34 40 −6 35
16 Querétaro 32 9 7 16 28 48 −20 34
17 Atlas 32 7 6 19 28 54 −26 27
18 Veracruz[c] (R) 32 2 8 22 23 70 −47 8 Relegated to Ascenso MX
Updated to match(es) played on 20 April 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
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ As Apertura runners-up (MEX3)
  2. ^ As Apertura champions (MEX1)
  3. ^ Veracruz were docked 6 points points, at the request of FIFA, over a failure to pay training compensation fees to Uruguayan club Montevideo Wanderers for Matías Santos.[59]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Although appointed on 15 August 2018, Olmos would not immediately take charge. Due to paperwork, his first match was delayed to 25 August 2018 vs Tijuana.[17][18]
  2. ^ a b Although appointed on 28 February 2019, Torrente would not immediately take charge. Due to the match calendar, his first match was delayed to 10 March 2019 vs UNAM.[39][40]

See also[edit]

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