2017–18 Liga MX season

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Liga MX
Season 2017–18
Champions Apertura:
UANL (6th title)
Clausura:
Santos Laguna
(6th title)
Relegated BUAP
Champions League UANL
Monterrey
Santos Laguna
Toluca
Matches played 306
Goals scored 775 (2.53 per match)
Top goalscorer Apertura:
Mauro Boselli
Avilés Hurtado
(11 goals)
Clausura:
Djaniny
(14 goals)
Biggest home win Apertura:
UANL 5–0 Puebla
(July 22, 2017)
Necaxa 5–0 BUAP
(October 28, 2017)
Clausura:
BUAP 5–0 Veracruz
(February 24, 2018)
Cruz Azul 5–0 Pachuca
(March 10,2018)
Biggest away win Apertura:
Querétaro 0–4 BUAP
(July 29, 2017)
Clausura:
León 0–4 Necaxa
(January 27, 2018)
Puebla 2–6 Pachuca
(April 6, 2018)
Highest scoring Apertura:
León 6–2 Veracruz
(October 28, 2017)
Clausura:
Puebla 2–6 Pachuca
(April 6, 2018)
Longest winning run Apertura: 5 matches
León
Monterrey
Clausura: 9 matches
Toluca
Longest unbeaten run Apertura: 11 matches
Monterrey
Clausura: 11 matches
América
Longest winless run Apertura: 12 matches
Querétaro
Clausura: 8 matches
BUAP
Cruz Azul
UNAM
Longest losing run Apertura: 5 matches
Veracruz
Clausura: 5 matches
BUAP
Puebla
Highest attendance Apertura: 51,507
Monterrey vs América
(October 28, 2017)
Clausura: 51,307
America vs Cruz Azul
(March 31, 2018)
Lowest attendance Apertura: 4,651
BUAP vs Tijuana
(October 17, 2017)
Clausura: 7,183
BUAP vs Atlas
(February 10, 2018)
Total attendance Apertura: 3,571,757
Clausura: 3,881,277
Overall: 7,453,034
Average attendance Apertura: 23,345
Clausura: 25,368
Stats are from the regular season only
Source: ESPN FC

The 2017–18 Liga MX season was the 71st 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. Chiapas was relegated to the Ascenso MX after accumulating the lowest coefficient last season. Chiapas will be replaced by the Ascenso MX Clausura 2017 champion Lobos BUAP, who won promotion after defeating the Ascenso MX Apertura 2016 champion Dorados de Sinaloa in the 2016–17 Ascenso MX Promotion Final.

Stadiums and locations[edit]

América Atlas BUAP Cruz Azul Guadalajara León
Estadio Azteca Estadio Jalisco Estadio Universitario BUAP Estadio Azul Estadio Akron Estadio León
Capacity: 87,000 Capacity: 55,110 Capacity: 19,283 Capacity: 33,000 Capacity: 45,364 Capacity: 31,297
Azteca entrance.jpg Barra 51 1h9e7r.jpg Estadio Azul-15.jpg Omnilife Stadium.png EstadioLeon.jpg
Monterrey Morelia Necaxa Pachuca Puebla Querétaro
Estadio BBVA Bancomer Estadio Morelos Estadio Victoria Estadio Hidalgo Estadio Cuauhtémoc Estadio Corregidora
Capacity: 51,348 Capacity: 34,795 Capacity: 23,851 Capacity: 27,512 Capacity: 51,726 Capacity: 33,162
Estadio BBVA Bancomer (1).jpg Estadio Morelos.jpg Estadio Victoria (Aguascalientes).jpg Estadio Hidalgo Huracan.jpg Rampa norte.jpg Estadio la Corregidora.JPG
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
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Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor(s)
América Santiago Baños Mexico Miguel Herrera Mexico Oribe Peralta Nike Huawei
Atlas Gustavo Guzmán Mexico Gerardo Espinoza (Interim) Mexico Rafael Márquez Adidas Wibe
BUAP Rafael Cañedo Carrión Mexico Daniel Alcántar (Interim) Mexico Francisco Javier Rodríguez Keuka Zurich
Cruz Azul Guillermo Álvarez Cuevas Portugal Pedro Caixinha Mexico José de Jesús Corona Under Armour Cemento Cruz Azul
Guadalajara Jorge Vergara Argentina Matías Almeyda Mexico Carlos Salcido Puma
León Jesús Martínez Murguia Uruguay Gustavo Díaz Argentina Mauro Boselli Pirma Cementos Fortaleza
Monterrey Duilio Davino Argentina Antonio Mohamed Argentina José María Basanta Puma AT&T
Morelia Álvaro Dávila Mexico Roberto Hernández Ecuador Gabriel Achilier Pirma Caliente
Necaxa Ernesto Tinajero Flores Mexico Ignacio Ambríz Argentina Marcelo Barovero Charly Rolcar
Pachuca Jesús Martínez Patiño Uruguay Diego Alonso Mexico Erick Gutiérrez Nike Cementos Fortaleza
Puebla Manuel Jiménez García Mexico Enrique Meza Mexico Óscar Rojas Charly Facebook
Querétaro Jaime Ordiales Mexico Luis Fernando Tena Argentina Miguel Martínez Puma Banco Multiva
Santos Laguna Alejandro Irarragorri Uruguay Robert Siboldi Argentina Carlos Izquierdoz Puma Soriana
Tijuana Jorge Hank Inzunsa Argentina Diego Cocca Argentina Ignacio Malcorra Charly Caliente
Toluca Francisco Suinaga Argentina Hernán Cristante Mexico Antonio Rios Under Armour Banamex
UANL Alejandro Rodríguez Michelsen Brazil Ricardo Ferretti Brazil Juninho Adidas Cemex
UNAM Rodrigo Ares de Parga Mexico David Patiño Mexico Pablo Barrera Nike DHL Express
Veracruz Fidel Kuri Mustieles Mexico Guillermo Vázquez Peru Pedro Gallese Charly Winpot

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position
in table
Ref.
Pre-Apertura changes
América Argentina Ricardo La Volpe End of contract May 7, 2017 Mexico Miguel Herrera May 26, 2017 Preseason [1]
Tijuana Mexico Miguel Herrera Mutual agreement May 26, 2017 Argentina Eduardo Coudet May 26, 2017 Preseason [2]
Apertura changes
UNAM Mexico Francisco Palencia Sacked August 23, 2017 Argentina Sergio Egea (interim) August 23, 2017 15th [3]
León Argentina Javier Torrente Sacked August 26, 2017 Argentina Rubén Ayala (Interim) August 27, 2017 14th [4]
León Argentina Rubén Ayala (Interim) End of tenure as caretaker August 27, 2017 Uruguay Gustavo Díaz August 30, 2017 14th [5]
Santos Laguna Mexico José Manuel de la Torre Sacked September 18, 2017 Uruguay Robert Siboldi (Interim) September 18, 2017 15th [6]
Veracruz Mexico Juan Antonio Luna Sacked September 23, 2017 Paraguay José Cardozo September 23, 2017 11th [7]
Puebla Mexico Rafael García Sacked September 26, 2017 Mexico Ignacio Sánchez (Interim) September 26, 2017 18th [8]
Puebla Mexico Ignacio Sánchez (Interim) End of tenure as caretaker October 3, 2017 Mexico Enrique Meza October 3, 2017 17th [9]
UNAM Argentina Sergio Egea (Interim) Resigned October 3, 2017 Mexico David Patiño (Interim) October 3, 2017 18th [10]
Querétaro Mexico Jaime Lozano Sacked October 22, 2017 Mexico Luis Fernando Tena October 22, 2017 18th [11]
Tijuana Argentina Eduardo Coudet Mutual agreement October 30, 2017 Mexico Diego Torres Ortíz (Interim) October 31, 2017 11th [12]
Pre-Clausura changes
Veracruz Paraguay José Cardozo Sacked November 23, 2017 Mexico Guillermo Vázquez December 1, 2017 Preseason [13]
Cruz Azul Spain Paco Jémez Mutual agreement November 27, 2017 Portugal Pedro Caixinha December 5, 2017 Preseason [14]
Tijuana Mexico Diego Torres Ortíz (Interim) End of tenure as caretaker December 7, 2017 Argentina Diego Cocca December 7, 2017 Preseason
Clausura changes
Atlas Mexico José Guadalupe Cruz Sacked January 15, 2018 Mexico Gerardo Espinoza (Interim) January 15, 2018 17th [15]
Atlas Mexico Gerardo Espinoza (Interim) End of tenure as caretaker January 25, 2018 Argentina Rubén Omar Romano January 25, 2018 17th [16]
Atlas Argentina Rubén Omar Romano Sacked March 19, 2018 Mexico Gerardo Espinoza (Interim) March 19, 2018 18th [17]
BUAP Mexico Rafael Puente Jr. Sacked April 2, 2018 Mexico Daniel Alcántar (Interim) April 2, 2018 18th [18]

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The Apertura 2017 is the first championship of the season.

Regular season[edit]

The season began on 21 July 2017 and ended on 19 November 2017.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Monterrey 17 11 4 2 29 12 +17 37 Advance to Liguilla[a]
2 UANL (C) 17 9 5 3 28 16 +12 32
3 América 17 9 3 5 23 18 +5 30
4 Morelia 17 8 5 4 25 17 +8 29
5 Toluca 17 8 5 4 24 21 +3 29
6 Cruz Azul 17 7 6 4 22 22 0 27
7 León 17 8 2 7 27 23 +4 26
8 Atlas 17 7 4 6 23 19 +4 25
9 Necaxa 17 6 6 5 19 15 +4 24
10 BUAP 17 7 2 8 26 31 −5 23
11 Tijuana 17 6 3 8 17 23 −6 21
12 Pachuca 17 5 4 8 23 25 −2 19
13 Guadalajara 17 4 6 7 21 23 −2 18
14 Santos Laguna 17 3 9 5 20 23 −3 18
15 Puebla 17 3 7 7 14 20 −6 16
16 Querétaro 17 3 7 7 19 27 −8 16
17 Veracruz 17 4 2 11 14 28 −14 14 Team is last in Relegation table
18 UNAM 17 3 4 10 14 25 −11 13
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.

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
Monterrey97211111111111111
UANL137115435643543222
América148622222232222533
Morelia121312141614967108654344
Toluca105334644325436765
Cruz Azul46883367476778896
León171815121411159854365457
Atlas2157101013161613119109988
Necaxa32456758967887679
BUAP84148812131089111212121110
Tijuana15161818151273591010910111011
Pachuca131517151251011131212131111101212
Guadalajara1112111618181715121416161815141513
Santos Laguna711101317171414151615151413131314
Puebla1814161713161818181817171516151415
Querétaro51096791112141514141718171616
Veracruz16171410913810111113121314161717
UNAM6913911151617171718181617181818
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 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–0
Atlas 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0
BUAP 2–3 3–0 0–3 2–1 1–3 3–2 2–2 1–2
Cruz Azul 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–0
Guadalajara 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–1
León 2–1 0–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–0 6–2
Monterrey 2–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–0
Morelia 2–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 3–3
Necaxa 2–1 5–0 1–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0
Pachuca 0–2 4–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 4–1
Puebla 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–3
Querétaro 2–2 0–4 1–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–3 1–1
Santos Laguna 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–3
Tijuana 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–3 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–0
Toluca 1–2 3–2 3–1 3–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–2 3–1 2–1
UANL 3–2 1–0 1–0 5–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–0
UNAM 2–0 1–4 2–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–2
Veracruz 0–1 2–3 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–0

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
Ecuador Enner Valencia UANL Puebla 5–0 22 July 2017

Attendance[edit]

Per team[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Monterrey 432,157 51,507 42,953 48,017 −1.9%
2 UANL 330,501 41,427 41,210 41,313 0.0%
3 Atlas 264,985 49,579 22,294 33,123 −11.1%
4 América 212,385 47,532 19,081 30,341 −3.3%
5 Guadalajara 261,754 35,888 20,707 29,084 −18.8%
6 Tijuana 211,764 27,333 25,333 26,471 +1.1%
7 Morelia 198,285 31,134 18,099 24,786 −16.9%
8 Cruz Azul 180,684 27,649 17,254 22,586 +7.9%
9 Pachuca 196,344 25,138 15,345 21,816 −14.2%
10 León 190,271 25,450 16,400 21,141 +1.8%
11 Santos Laguna 181,766 27,849 11,956 20,196 −20.4%
12 Toluca 194,267 27,480 12,584 19,427 −15.1%
13 Querétaro 164,902 21,952 13,789 18,322 −20.4%
14 UNAM 141,606 27,200 10,100 17,701 −41.6%2
15 Veracruz 115,762 18,929 11,375 14,470 −18.8%
16 Necaxa 121,418 17,750 7,225 13,491 −20.2%
17 Puebla 117,591 45,527 4,802 13,066 −46.3%
18 BUAP 83,164 19,283 4,651 10,396 +391.3%1
League total 3,571,757 51,507 4,651 23,345 −15.9%

Source: Liga MX
Notes:
Only regular season listed
1: Team played in Ascenso MX last season.
2: UNAM played one home match at Estadio Corregidora


Highest and lowest[edit]

Highest attendance Lowest attendance
Week Home Score Away Attendance Home Score Away Attendance
1 UANL 5–0 Puebla 41,269 BUAP 2–2 Santos Laguna 5,815
2 Monterrey 1–0 Veracruz 46,130 Puebla 1–1 Morelia 12,067
3 América 2–1 UNAM 45,256 BUAP 3–2 Pachuca 8,764
4 Atlas 0–1 América 49,313 Puebla 1–1 Tijuana 8,124
5 UANL 2–0 UNAM 41,427 Veracruz 1–1 Querétaro 14,436
6 Monterrey 4–1 Toluca 46,496 Puebla 0–1 León 6,232
7 UANL 3–2 BUAP 41,329 Toluca 2–1 Puebla 12,584
8 Monterrey 1–0 Necaxa 50,721 BUAP 1–3 Morelia 12,623
9 Monterrey 2–1 Atlas 47,106 Necaxa 1–1 Puebla 8,456
10 América 2–1 Guadalajara 47,532 BUAP 1–2 Tijuana 4,651
11 Monterrey 1–1 Santos Laguna 42,953 Puebla 1–2 Atlas 5,127
12 UANL 1–0 Guadalajara 41,322 BUAP 0–3 León 9,464
13 Monterrey 2–0 Pachuca 46,888 Puebla 2–2 Querétaro 4,802
14 UANL 3–0 Toluca 41,405 BUAP 3–0 Cruz Azul 14,230
15 Monterrey 2–0 América 51,348 Puebla 3–0 UNAM 12,481
16 UANL 1–0 Necaxa 41,210 BUAP 2–1 Monterrey 8,334
17 Monterrey 2–0 UANL 51,127 Necaxa 1–2 Morelia 17,750

Source: Liga MX

Liguilla – Apertura[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1 Monterrey 2 4 6  
8 Atlas 1 1 2  
  1 Monterrey 1 4 5  
  4 Morelia 0 0 0  
4 Morelia (s) 1 2 3
5 Toluca 2 1 3  
  1 Monterrey 1 1 2
  2 UANL 1 2 3
2 UANL (s) 1 1 2  
7 León 1 1 2  
  2 UANL 1 3 4
  3 América 0 0 0  
3 América (s) 0 0 0
6 Cruz Azul 0 0 0  


  • 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 2019 CONCACAF Champions League.

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlas 2–6 Monterrey 1–2 1–4
León 2–2 UANL (s) 1–1 1–1
Cruz Azul 0–0 América (s) 0–0 0–0
Toluca 3–3 Morelia (s) 2–1 1–2

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Morelia 0–5 Monterrey 0–1 0–4
América 0–4 UANL 0–1 0–3

Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
UANL 3–2 Monterrey 1–1 2–1
Apertura 2017 winners:
UANL
6th Title

Torneo Clausura[edit]

The Clausura 2018 is the second championship of the season. The regular phase of the tournament began in January 2018.

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Toluca 17 11 3 3 24 13 +11 36 Advance to Liguilla[a]
2 América 17 7 8 2 24 14 +10 29
3 Monterrey 17 8 5 4 30 21 +9 29
4 Santos Laguna (C) 17 9 2 6 29 20 +9 29
5 UANL 17 7 7 3 23 16 +7 28
6 Tijuana 17 6 7 4 18 12 +6 25
7 UNAM 17 6 6 5 24 24 0 24
8 Morelia 17 7 3 7 22 24 −2 24
9 Pachuca 17 6 5 6 29 27 +2 23
10 Puebla 17 7 2 8 23 24 −1 23
11 Necaxa 17 4 10 3 20 14 +6 22
12 Cruz Azul 17 5 7 5 22 18 +4 22
13 León 17 6 4 7 24 33 −9 22
14 Querétaro 17 4 6 7 13 18 −5 18
15 Atlas 17 5 3 9 17 26 −9 18
16 Veracruz 17 5 2 10 12 25 −13 17
17 Guadalajara 17 3 6 8 14 24 −10 15
18 BUAP (R) 17 2 3 12 18 33 −15 9 Relegated to Ascenso MX
Source: Liga MX
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of goals scored away; 5) Head-to-head results between tied teams; 6) Highest relegation coefficient; 7) Fair Play points
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ The first 8 places in the table qualify for the Liguilla, if team last in Relegation table is in the top eight, the ninth placed team qualifies.

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
Toluca9151211117109433211111
América55742211122443352
Monterrey84621347388655533
Santos Laguna18357422211122224
UANL15101368111110644334445
Tijuana10783591281067887786
UNAM2111313359999121067
Morelia6614745751175566678
Pachuca141291314136117101111138899
Puebla41141068548567711131110
Necaxa121315121210969121010101091011
Cruz Azul1335910141515151514141614141212
León322896812121112121516121313
Querétaro179101415121313131313131113151514
Atlas1617171817181818181818181717171615
Veracruz111616161315141414141616149111416
Guadalajara714111516161616171615151215161717
BUAP1818181718171717161717171818181818
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 1–0 5–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 4–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–2
Atlas 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 1–3
BUAP 3–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 5–0
Cruz Azul 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 5–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1
Guadalajara 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–1
León 2–2 2–3 0–4 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–0
Monterrey 4–0 2–2 5–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–0 2–1
Morelia 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–0
Necaxa 1–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–0
Pachuca 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–3 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–3
Puebla 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–6 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–0
Querétaro 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–2 0–0 0–1
Santos Laguna 4–2 2–0 5–1 3–2 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–2
Tijuana 2–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 4–1
Toluca 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–0
UANL 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–2 2–1 3–2 2–1 1–0
UNAM 0–0 3–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–2
Veracruz 1–1 3–1 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–2

Updated to games played on 29 April 2018.
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
Cape Verde Djaniny Santos Laguna BUAP 4–2 7 January 2018
Mexico Henry Martín América BUAP 5–1 3 February 2018
Cape Verde Djaniny Santos Laguna León 5–1 14 February 2018
Argentina Sebastián Palacios4 Pachuca Puebla 6–2 6 April 2018
Peru Raúl Ruidíaz Morelia León 3–2 7 April 2018
Chile Nicolas Castillo UNAM Puebla 4–2 15 April 2018

4 Player scored four goals

Attendance[edit]

Per team[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Monterrey 342,717 44,819 40,197 42,840 −10.8%
2 UANL 372,186 41,615 41,185 41,354 +0.1%
3 Guadalajara 256,685 39,855 20,793 32,086 +10.3%
4 Atlas 276,182 46,565 18,087 30,687 −7.4%
5 UNAM 273,620 45,980 17,800 30,402 +71.8%
6 América 274,232 51,307 17,840 27,423 −9.6%
7 Tijuana 239,697 27,333 25,333 26,633 +0.6%
8 Pachuca 192,600 27,402 15,194 24,075 +10.4%
9 Toluca 165,556 27,480 17,285 23,651 +21.7%
10 Santos Laguna 187,558 27,349 20,796 23,445 +16.1%
11 Querétaro 181,206 31,432 16,446 22,651 +23.6%
12 Morelia 193,329 28,952 15,199 21,481 −13.3%
13 Veracruz 190,845 27,013 12,259 21,205 +46.5%
14 Necaxa 157,574 23,165 12,535 19,697 +46.0%
15 Puebla 157,448 37,499 13,025 19,681 +50.6%
16 Cruz Azul 164,631 27,253 11,085 18,292 −19.0%
17 León 135,798 19,228 13,074 16,975 −19.7%
18 BUAP 119,413 19,145 7,183 13,268 +27.6%
League total 3,881,277 51,307 7,183 25,368 +8.7%

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 1–1 Morelia 42,948 Necaxa 0–0 Veracruz 12,535
2 UANL 2–1 Santos Laguna 41,396 BUAP 0–2 Querétaro 7,300
3 UNAM 0–0 América 45,980 Puebla 2–0 Veracruz 17,116
4 UANL 3–2 Pachuca 41,268 Veracruz 1–1 Santos Laguna 12,259
5 Monterrey 5–1 León 44,562 América 5–1 BUAP 18,282
6 UANL 1–1 América 41,478 BUAP 3–1 Atlas 7,183
7 Monterrey 2–2 Cruz Azul 40,197 BUAP 0–0 UANL 10,237
8 UANL 2–0 Atlas 41,185 Cruz Azul 1–1 Puebla 12,187
9 UNAM 1–1 Guadalajara 43,825 Puebla 1–1 Necaxa 17,717
10 Guadalajara 1–1 América 42,179 Cruz Azul 0–1 Querétaro 11,085
11 UANL 1–0 Tijuana 41,304 Querétaro 1–1 Necaxa 18,001
12 Monterrey 3–1 Querétaro 41,072 León 2–2 BUAP 13,175
13 América 2–1 Cruz Azul 51,307 BUAP 1–2 Toluca 10,826
14 Monterrey 2–1 UNAM 44,306 Puebla 2–6 Pachuca 13,646
15 UANL 2–2 Cruz Azul 41,228 UNAM 4–2 Puebla 17,800
16 Atlas 1–0 Guadalajara 46,565 Querétaro 0–0 Pachuca 16,446
17 UANL 2–2 Monterrey 41,615 BUAP 0–1 Puebla 10,876

Source: Liga MX

Liguilla – Clausura[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1 Toluca (s) 2 2 4  
8 Morelia 2 2 4  
  1 Toluca 1 4 5  
  6 Tijuana 2 1 3  
3 Monterrey 1 1 2
6 Tijuana 1 2 3  
  1 Toluca 1 1 2
  4 Santos Laguna 2 1 3
2 América 4 2 6  
7 UNAM 1 1 2  
  2 América 1 2 3
  4 Santos Laguna 4 2 6  
4 Santos Laguna (s) 0 2 2
5 UANL 2 0 2  


  • 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 2019 CONCACAF Champions League (in Pot 3).

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Morelia 4–4 Toluca (s) 2–2 2–2
UNAM 2–6 América 1–4 1–2
Tijuana 3–2 Monterrey 1–1 2–1
UANL 2–2 Santos Laguna (s) 2–0 0–2

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Tijuana 3–5 Toluca 2–1 1–4
Santos Laguna 6–3 América 4–1 2–2

Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santos Laguna 3–2 Toluca 2–1 1–1
Clausura 2018 winners:
Santos Laguna
6th title

Relegation table[edit]

Pos
Team '15 A
Pts
'16 C
Pts
'16 A
Pts
'17 C
Pts
'17 A
Pts
'18 C
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
GD
Relegation
1 Monterrey 23 37 25 27 37 29 178 102 1.7451 +26 Safe for 2018–19 Season
2 Toluca 32 22 24 27 29 33 170 102 1.6667 +14
3 América 28 29 28 24 30 29 168 102 1.6471 +15
4 UANL 28 24 30 25 32 28 167 102 1.6373 +19
5 León 30 30 26 20 26 22 154 102 1.5098 –5
6 Morelia 23 28 20 24 29 24 148 102 1.4510 +6
7 Pachuca 21 30 31 24 19 23 148 102 1.4510 0
8 Tijuana 16 18 33 31 21 25 144 102 1.4118 0
9 Necaxa Ascenso MX 26 21 24 22 93 68 1.3676 +10
10 UNAM 35 22 27 18 13 24 139 102 1.3627 –11
11 Guadalajara 21 28 28 27 18 15 137 102 1.3431 –12
12 Santos Laguna 17 27 16 26 18 29 133 102 1.3039 +6
13 Cruz Azul 20 22 19 21 27 22 131 102 1.2843 +4
14 Puebla 27 22 20 16 16 23 125 102 1.2157 –7
15 Atlas 17 14 19 26 25 18 119 102 1.1667 –5
16 Querétaro 22 19 20 19 16 18 114 102 1.1176 –13
17 Veracruz 27 14 12 21 14 18 106 102 1.0392 –27
18 BUAP (R) Ascenso MX 23 9 32 34 0.9412 –20 Relegated to Ascenso MX


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


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 2018 Copa MX. This table also displays teams that have qualified for the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Monterrey 34 19 9 6 59 33 +26 66 Copa MX Pot 1
CONCACAF Champions League
2 Toluca 34 19 8 7 48 34 +14 65
3 UANL 34 16 12 6 51 32 +19 60
4 América 34 16 11 7 47 32 +15 59 Copa MX Pot 1
5 Morelia 34 15 8 11 47 41 +6 53 Copa MX Pot 2
6 Cruz Azul 34 12 13 9 44 40 +4 49
7 León 34 14 6 14 51 56 −5 48
8 Santos Laguna 34 12 11 11 49 43 +6 47 Copa MX Pot 2
CONCACAF Champions League
9 Necaxa[a] 34 10 16 8 39 29 +10 46 Copa MX Pot 1
10 Tijuana 34 12 10 12 35 35 0 46 Copa MX Pot 3
11 Atlas 34 12 7 15 40 45 −5 43
12 Pachuca 34 11 9 14 52 52 0 42
13 Puebla 34 10 9 15 37 44 −7 39
14 UNAM 34 9 10 15 38 49 −11 37
15 Querétaro 34 7 13 14 32 45 −13 34
16 Guadalajara 34 7 12 15 35 47 −12 33
17 BUAP[b] 34 9 5 20 44 64 −20 32
18 Veracruz 34 9 4 21 26 53 −27 31 Copa MX Pot 3
Source: Liga MX
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of goals scored away; 5) Head-to-head results between tied teams; 6) Highest relegation coefficient; 7) Fair Play points
Notes:
  1. ^ Necaxa is in Pot 1 due to winning the Clausura 2018 Copa MX
  2. ^ BUAP is ineligible for Copa MX

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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