Liga MX Round 5: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

Estadio Universitario in Nuevo Leon plays host on Saturday to the 100th derby between Monterrey and Tigres UANL.

The classic rivalry, known locally as el Clasico Regiomontano, has existed since 1974, when Tigres and Monterrey drew 3-3 at the Universitario. Since then, Rayados have a one game advantage in the win column (35) on Tigres (34) with 29 total games finishing in a draw, and one game being suspended due to a mass brawl.

Monterrey and Tigres both carry significant star power on their roster, with El Tri players Jesus Zavala, Hiram Mier and Ricardo Osorio on Rayados, not to mention the man who needs no introduction, Humberto Suazo, while Tigres counter with Americans Jose Torres and Jonathan Bornstein, as well as Mexicans Carlos Salcido and Damian Alvarez.

Also in action in Apertura round five, Club Tijuana hosts Pumas UNAM, Cruz Azul host Chivas, and Puebla host first-place Veracruz.

Here’s a rundown of this weekend’s schedule in Liga MX, complete with TV listings:

LIGA MX SCHEDULE (Apertura Round 5)

FRIDAY

8:30pm – Queretaro vs. Chiapas – Azteca America/ESPN Deportes

10:30pm – Club Tijuana vs. Pumas UNAM – Azteca America/ESPN Deportes

SATURDAY

6pm – Cruz Azul vs. Chivas – Univision

8pm – Atlante vs. America – Univision Deportes

8pm – Tigres UANL vs. Monterrey – UniMas

9:05pm – Leon vs. Morelia – Telemundo

10pm – Atlas vs. Pachuca – Univision Deportes

SUNDAY

1pm – Puebla vs. Veracruz – Azteca America/ESPN Deportes

1pm – Toluca vs. Santos Laguna – Univision

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2 Responses to Liga MX Round 5: A Look Ahead

  1. Bean says:

    Tigres v Rayados will be a fun way to warm up for the Dynamo match. It’ll be time to light up the grill on Saturday night. Lot’s of good footy.

  2. MLSfan says:

    VAMOS LEON!!!!