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MEXICAN COPA MX

2019/2020 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 Tijuana 2 0 1 6
2 Queretaro 2 0 2 6
3 Mineros de Z 1 0 2 3
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Queretaro tops Liga MX, Macias continues to impress

Francisco Venegas' stunning goal from beyond the halfway line wouldn't be enough as Mexico fell to Honduras in the Pan American Games.
Diego Simeone discusses how Mexico international and Atletico Madrid newcomer Hector Herrera fits into his plans tactically this season.
Herculez Gomez explains why the new Leagues Cup is a first step toward more direct competition between MLS and Liga MX.

There were 27 Liga MX games the past 20 days, with the 2019 Apertura regular-season table starting to take shape at the international break.

Here's what we've learned over the eight rounds of games so far:

Inconsistency rules

The Liga MX power hierarchy appears to be fairly well set, at least on paper. Mexico's first division -- with its split season format and playoffs -- might be much more amenable than the big European leagues to outsiders making a run at the title, even if the division between...

Who's qualified for the Liga MX playoffs and who's been eliminated?

The Liga MX Apertura 2018 regular season has ended. Below are the semifinalists and finalists of the playoffs, known as the Liguilla. 

- Final Liga MX standings | Playoff Schedule | Playoff Power Rankings

FINAL MATCHUP (parentheses note seeding)


CLUB AMERICA (2) def. CRUZ AZUL (1) 

Club America win championship on aggregate.

First Leg: Club America draw Cruz Azul, 0-0.

Second Leg: Club America def. Cruz Azul, 2-0.

SEMIFINAL MATCHUPS

CRUZ AZUL (1) def. MONTERREY...


Liga MX playoffs: Cruz Azul, Monterrey advance to semifinals

No. 1 seed Cruz Azul advanced to the Liga MX semfinals following a 1-1 draw (3-1 aggregate) with eighth-seeded Queretaro on Saturday night.

Elias Hernandez scored for Cruz Azul in the fourth minute of the match at Estadio Azteca, handling Edgar Mendez's midfield volley and then weaving around traffic to place the ball in the top corner of the net. 

Queretaro earned some solace in the 61st minute when VAR confirmed Luis Romo's header off a corner kick that crossed the goaline before being batted...

Queretaro's Marcel Ruiz, 17, becomes youngest scorer of Liga MX season

Marcel Ruiz became the youngest Liga MX player to score this season as Queretaro beat Pumas, 1-0.

The 17-year-old midfielder's shot in the 14th minute from the top of the penalty box skipped past goalkeeper Alfredo Saldivar, giving the youngster his first career goal.

Ruiz has made eight appearances played across all competitions, including his fourth start on Tuesday. 

Queretaro manager Rafael Puente Jr. said he noticed Ruiz's talent after one training session with the senior side. 

"We...

 By Tom Marshall

Fernando Torres in 'very advanced' talks with Mexico's Queretaro - sources

Fernando Torres is near a move to Mexico with Queretaro.

Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres could be on the verge of moving to Liga MX club Queretaro, according to multiple sources consulted by ESPN Mexico.

Negotiations with the 33-year-old free agent and Atletico Madrid legend are "very advanced," according to the sources, and a deal could be struck as early as this week, even though the transfer deadline for international moves in Liga MX is Sept. 5.

Queretaro shocked Mexican football once before when the club signed Ronaldinho in September 2014.

Two...