The 2021 Apertura of Liga MX is about to end and it already has its definitive leader of the regular phase. America achieved a valuable victory this weekend to tie the first place general facing the league this semester, where they are emerging as one of the favorites. On the other hand, the repechage zone promises a final photograph due to how even the situation is. Between the 5th and 15th place in the ranking there is only six points of difference with two more games to play, opening the door to multiple possibilities for teams that are outside the top 12. Check here the statistics and the complete classification at the time of this Grita México 2021 tournament.
General table of the Apertura 2021, Round 15
America consolidated this weekend as the best team in the regular phase and there is no way for me to lose first place in the rankings. The team led by Santiago Solari reached 34 points. In this way, the azulcremas will close as local all the qualifying rounds that they play in the league, starting with the quarterfinals, where they will have a direct ticket. Atlas took second place with 26 units. Toluca climbed to third position with 23 and Tigres completed the top 4 with 22 points.
Leading the playoff zone, León appears with the same 22 points as Tigres, but less goal difference. Cruz Azul, Monterrey and Mazatlán add up to the same 20 units. ‘The Machine’ still has a pending match, so it could reach the top 4 of the table in case of obtaining a victory, while the Rayados are still down after their fourth consecutive defeat in the tournament. Chivas Puebla, FC Juárez and Santos Laguna are the ones who complete the list of teams that would enter the repechage looking for a ticket to the quarterfinals. Between ‘La Fiera’ and the ‘Warriors’ there are only five points of difference with six still to be disputed.
Below the playoff zone, we have Atlético de San Luis, Necaxa and Pumas with the same 17 points as Santos Laguna, but worse goal difference. For these teams, any goal can be the difference between being in contention for the title or going on vacation. Universidad Nacional still has a pending match, so getting into the playoffs is still in their hands: They are followed by Pachuca and Gallos Blancos de Querétaro with 15 points, who can still make the postseason, but need wins and combinations of results. Finally, the Xolos of Tijuana will remain with the last place of this tournament, since at this moment they have 9 points.