By DAN KARELL
This Saturday marks the next installment of Mexico’s “El Clasico” or the match between Chivas Guadalajara and Club America, though the two historic clubs couldn’t be on more different tracks at the moment
Under owner Jorge Vergara, Chivas have continued to suffer a serious decline and with their elimination from Copa MX earlier this week, the Goats have nothing more to play for but pride, as the playoffs seem out of reach in the Liga MX Apertura season. Club America on the other hand are running away with the regular season title, having lost one game but still sitting top of the table with 28 points, six more than second-placed Club Leon. A rout at Estadio Azteca is a real possibility for the home side.
Elsewhere in Liga MX this weekend, Club Tijuana continue their crazy schedule by welcoming Queretaro to Estadio Caliente on Friday, Xolos’ fourth game in nine days, Tigres UANL host Toluca, and American duo DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco visit Leon in a key matchup.
Here’s a full rundown of this weekend’s schedule in Liga MX, complete with TV listings:
8:30pm – Morelia vs. Chiapas – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America
10:30pm – Club Tijuana vs. Queretaro – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America
6pm – Club America vs. Chivas – Univision
8pm – Atlante vs. Monterrey – Univision Deportes
8pm – Pachuca vs. Veracruz – Univision Deportes 2
8pm – Tigres UANL vs. Toluca – UniMas
9:05pm – Club Leon vs. Puebla – Telemundo
10pm – Atlas vs. Cruz Azul – Univision Deportes
1pm – Pumas UNAM vs. Santos Laguna – Univision