Fixtures

DateRHome vs Away-
08/13 22:00 8 Leon vs Mazatlan FC View
08/14 00:05 8 Unam Pumas vs Club America View
08/14 02:05 8 Chivas Guadalajara vs Atlas View
08/14 22:00 8 Cruz Azul vs Toluca View
08/15 00:05 8 Tigres UANL vs Santos Laguna View
08/17 00:00 9 Atlas vs Juarez FC View
08/17 01:00 9 Mazatlan FC vs Queretaro View
08/17 02:05 9 Puebla vs Necaxa View
08/18 00:00 9 Toluca vs Monterrey View
08/18 02:05 9 Cruz Azul vs Tijuana View
08/18 02:05 9 Pachuca vs Club America View
08/19 00:05 9 Santos Laguna vs Leon View

Results

Date R Home vs Away -
08/14 02:05 8 Juarez FC vs Pachuca PPT.
08/13 02:05 8 [8] Tijuana vs Puebla [7] 3-3
08/13 02:00 8 [5] Necaxa vs Monterrey [2] 1-2
08/12 02:00 8 [18] Queretaro vs Atletico San Luis [15] 1-1
08/08 01:05 7 [17] Club America vs Juarez FC [12] 2-1
08/07 23:05 7 [7] Pachuca vs Tigres UANL [3] 2-0
08/07 21:00 7 [13] Atletico San Luis vs Necaxa [8] 1-2
08/07 17:00 7 [3] Toluca vs Tijuana [6] 3-1
08/07 02:05 7 [11] Santos Laguna vs Cruz Azul [10] 4-0
08/07 00:00 7 [3] Monterrey vs Leon [6] 5-1
08/06 02:05 7 [17] Mazatlan FC vs Chivas Guadalajara [15] 2-1
08/06 00:00 7 Puebla vs Unam Pumas PPT.

Wikipedia - Liga MX

The Liga MX, officially known as the Liga BBVA MX for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional football division in Mexico, holding 2 tournaments per year.

The league is considered the strongest in North America, and among the strongest in all of the Americas. According to the International Federation of Football History & Statistics, the league currently ranks 20th worldwide and was ranked as the 10th strongest league in the first decade of the 21st century (2001–2010). According to CONCACAF, the league – with an average attendance of 25,557 during the 2014–15 season – draws the largest crowds on average of any football league in the Americas and the third largest crowds of any professional sports league in North America, behind only the National Football League and Major League Baseball, and ahead of the Canadian Football League. It is also the fourth most attended football league in the world behind Germany's Bundesliga, England's Premier League and Spain's La Liga.

Of the 56 teams to have competed in the league, América has won the title 13 times, followed by Guadalajara (12), Toluca (10), Cruz Azul (9), León (8), UANL and UNAM (7).


History

Amateur era

Prior to the Liga Mayor, there was no national football league in Mexico, and football competitions were held within relatively small geographical regions. The winners of the Primera Fuerza, a local league consisting of teams near and around Mexico City, was regarded as the then national competition although there were other regional leagues, such as in Veracruz, Liga Amateur de Puebla the Jalisco and the Bajío that had talented clubs. Many club owners were keen to remain amateur although they paid players under the table. The increasing interest in football would not thwart a unified professional football system in Mexico. The professional national league was established in 1943.

Professional era

The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación (F.M.F.) announcement of the nation's first professional league brought interest from many clubs to join. The F.M.F. announced that 10 clubs would form the Liga Mayor (Major League). The league was founded by six clubs from the Primera Fuerza of Mexico City, two clubs from the Liga Occidental, and two from the Liga Veracruzana.

Founding members

Primera Fuerza: América, Asturias, Atlante, Veracruz, Necaxa, and Marte.
Liga Occidental De Jalisco: Atlas and Guadalajara.
Liga Amateur de Veracruz: ADO and Moctezuma.

Reformation

Throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s, many small clubs faced economic difficulties which were attributed to the lack of international competition by Mexico's clubs and an unrewarding league format. Consequently, teams from Mexico that placed high in the league standings could not afford to participate in the overarching continental competitions, such as the Copa Libertadores.

The Mexican league boom

The 1970 World Cup held in Mexico was the first World Cup televised on a grand scale. The season following the FIFA World Cup, the F.M.F. changed the league format and established a playoff phase to determine the national champion. This was done to regenerate interest and reward teams that placed fairly high in the standings.

The play-off, called the Liguilla, was played using various formats to determine the champion. The most common format was a straight knock-out between the top eight teams in the table. At other times the league was divided into groups with the top two in each group, often as well as the best 3rd placed teams, qualifying for the play-offs and in some seasons the play-offs themselves involved teams playing in groups with the group winners playing off for the title.. The format was changed from season to season to accommodate international club commitments and the schedule of the Mexico national team.

The change in the rules affected teams that traditionally dominated the table, as talented teams that had not performed well in the regular season were able to perform successfully in the play-offs (Cruz Azul in the 1970s, América in the 1980s, and Toluca in the 2000s).

Liga MX

Prior to the start of the 2012–13 season, the organization Liga MX / Ascenso MX was created to replace the Mexican Football Federation as the organizing body of the competition. The league also announced a rebranding, with the introduction of a new logo.

On 20 August 2018, it was announced that Liga MX would begin testing the use of video assistant referee technology. The initial test run will be conducted during under-20 matches played inside senior league stadiums, with live testing across senior Liga MX matches to take place during weeks 13 and 14 of the Apertura tournament. The league will, however, still need final approval from FIFA to fully implement the technology.