The Clausura Liguilla kicked off with two wins and two draws for the lower seeds, who hosted the first legs of the quarterfinals.
Every squad still has a fighting chance, and some favorites are in danger of upset. Now each have just 90 more minutes to make a case for themselves for a spot at the semifinals of the Liguilla.
Here are five things to watch for this weekend.
1. America pushing for another comeback at the Azteca
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Tigres (1st in regular season) vs. Santos Laguna (8th)
This is a match of contrasts and not just because it pits first against eighth.
Tigres are the team that has dominated the ball more than any other this season. The Copa Libertadores quarterfinalists have completed more passes, had more possession and achieved the highest pass-completion...
The Copa Libertadores is for Liga MX teams what the CONCACAF Champions League has become for MLS sides. It is the litmus test of how they match up outside their comfort zone in international competition. And they have both grown to become a barrier to hard evidence of advancement; something each would revel in and cling to as a sign of progress.
Of course, there are underlying reasons, which sometimes border on becoming tired excuses but are nevertheless valid, such as the CCL knock-out stage falling...
Tigres leap-frogged Chivas and improved to first place in the Liga MX Clausura 2015 tournament, following Saturday's 2-1 victory over Guadalajara in the penultimate round of matches in the regular season.
Tigres strolled into the lead with first half goals from Enrique Esqueda and Gerardo Lugo, before Chivas came into the game in the second half and snatched a goal back through Jorge Enriquez.
Here are three rapid takes from the game in the Estadio Universitario:
Tigres' show of strength