The Liga MX playoffs are now set!
With an eye on the 2017 Apertura title, eight teams are now left in the championship race: Monterrey, Tigres, Morelia, Toluca, Club America, Cruz Azul, Leon and Atlas. The first legs of the quarterfinal round take place this Wednesday and Thursday, so all eight clubs have little time to prepare for the much-anticipated knockout stage.
Although there's rarely a lack of drama or entertainment, here are five things you won't want to miss.
1. Monterrey are the best...
Atlas and Cruz Azul both confirmed their places in the 2017 Apertura playoffs this weekend, with Necaxa losing out in the final round of matches in the regular season.
1. Playoffs set with Clasico Joven the highlight
There were only really two playoff spots up for grabs this past weekend, but with Cruz Azul and Atlas both picking up points, Necaxa fell out of the Liguilla after its loss to Morelia.
That has set up Monterrey (1) against Atlas (8), Tigres (2) versus Leon (7), America (3)...
Ahead of this weekend's action, ESPN FC's Liga MX writers Tom Marshall, Nayib Moran and Eric Gomez look ahead to some of the league's biggest matchups and storylines.
Clasico Regio the pick of the weekend
Make no mistake, the Clasico Regio between Monterrey and Tigres is the best game Liga MX has to offer right now. The quality of both teams, the passion of the fan bases in the northern city of Monterrey and the fact Saturday's latest derby will be played in Estadio BBVA Bancomer -- one of...