• Monday May 01, 2017

    2017 Liga MX Clausura … playoff picture

    If the 2017 Liga MX Clausura's regular season was to end today, both Tigres (left) and Club Tijuana (right) would be in the playoffs . (Photo: Straffon Images)

    MEXICO CITY, Mexico – With just one week remaining in the 2017 Liga MX Clausura regular season, the post-season picture is becoming increasingly clear. Led by first-place Club Tijuana, six of the eight quarterfinalists have been determined.

    CONCACAF.com takes a look at the situation as it currently stands:

    WHO’S IN?

    Club Tijuana
    - 1st place / 8W-4D-4L (29GF, 22 GA)
    - Last match: April 29, 2017 … 0-3 away loss v Tigres
    - Next match: May 6, 2017 … home v Veracruz (11th place)
    - Fact: 3-game winning came to end in loss at Tigres

    Monterrey
    - 2nd place / 7W-6D-3L (25GF, 16GA)
    - Last match: April 28, 2017 … 0-1 away loss v Veracruz
    - Next match: May 6, 2017 … home v Morelia (9th place)
    - Fact: 6W-2D-0L (16GF, 4GA) in 8 home games during Clausura

    Atlas
    - 3rd place / 7W-5D-4L (24GF, 19GA)
    - Last match: April 29, 2017 … 2-1 away win v Club America (Leiton Jimenez 4’; Matias Alustiza 16’)
    - Next match: May 6, 2017 … home v Jaguares de Chiapas (17th place)
    - Fact: Unbeaten in last 6 Clausura matches (3W-3D-0L)

    Guadalajara
    - 4th place / 7W-5D-4L (21GF, 18GA)
    - Last match: April 29, 2017 … 1-1 home draw v Leon (Oswaldo Alanis 79’ pen)
    - Next match: May 6, 2017 … away v Necaxa (13th place)
    - Fact: Winless in last 4 Clausura matches (0W-2D-2L)

    Toluca
    - 5th place / 8W-2D-6L (19GF, 18GA)
    - Last match: April 30, 2017 … 1-2 home loss v Queretaro (Fernando Uribe 40’)
    - Next match: May 7, 2017 … away v Santos (6th place)
    - Fact: Winless in last 4 Clausura matches (0W-1D-3L)

    Santos
    - 6th place / 5W-10D-1L (23GF, 18GA)
    - Last match: April 29, 2017 … 2-2 away draw v Jaguares de Chiapas (Osvaldo Martinez 70’; Jonathan Rodriguez 81’)
    - Next match: May 7, 2017 … away v Toluca (5th place)
    - Fact: Most draws in Clausura with 10, nearest competitor has 6 (4 different teams)

    NEXT IN LINE

    Club America
    - 7th place / 7W-3D-6L (17GF, 16GA)
    - Last match: April 29, 2017 … 1-2 home loss v Atlas (Oribe Peralta 81’ pen)
    - Next match: May 6, 2017 … home v Pachuca (5th place)
    - Fact: Loss v Atlas was first at home in Clausura (5W-1D-L)

    Tigres
    - 8th place / 7W-3D-6L (17GF, 16GA)
    - Last match: April 29, 2017 … 3-0 home win v Club Tijuana (Jesus Dueñas 13’; Lucas Zelarayan 42’; Anselmo Vendrechovski “Juninho” 44’)
    - Next match: May 6, 2017 … away v Queretaro (14th place)
    - Fact: 3-0-0 (10GF, 0GA) in last 3 Clausura home games

    ON THE BUBBLE

    Six teams are in contention for the last playoff spots:

    Morelia (21 pts.): 9th place / 5W-6D-5L (17GF, 15GA) … May 6, 2017 away v Monterrey (2nd place)
    Pachuca (21 pts.): 10th place / 5W-6D-5L (13GF, 14GA) … May 6, 2017 away v Club America (7th place)
    Veracruz (21 pts.): 11th place / 7W-0D-9L (14GF, 19GA) … May 6, 2017 away v Club Tijuana (1st place)
    Leon (20 pts.): 12th place / 5W-5D-6L (20GF, 21GA) … May 6, 2017 home v Cruz Azul (15th place)
    Necaxa (20 pts.): 13th place / 5W-5D-6L (16GF, 21GA) … May 6, 2017 home v Guadalajara (4th place)
    Queretaro (19 pts.): 14th place / 5W-4D-7L (20GF, 22GA) … May 6, 2017 home v Tigres (8th place)

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