The Apertura 2019 tournament will begin on Friday, in what will be the first tournament played with an odd number of teams in over 18 years. Liga MX competitions had been played by 18 teams since 2001, and this year, 19 teams will try to see the end of this tournament with a trophy inside their cabinets.
Matchday 1 of the Apertura 2019 tournament will kick off on Friday, leaving five matches to be played on Saturday. Veracruz was handed a bye due to the odd number of teams involved in this competition.
Without further ado, here are the two most relevant games scheduled to be played this weekend.
América vs Monterrey
Las Águilas host Monterrey in the most interesting game scheduled on Matchday 1. Miguel Herrera's men are fresh off their Campeón de Campeones win against Tigres, while Monterrey has not had a competitive game since their Clausura 2019 elimination. This will give fans a good idea on what to expect from both of these teams, especially since both of them are considered to be title contenders.
América vs Monterrey Broadcast Information
Stadium: Estadio Azteca (Ciudad de México (D.F.))
Mexico: TDN, Canal 5 Televisa, Televisa Deportes En Vivo
United States: Univision, Univision NOW, fuboTV, Univision Deportes
Necaxa vs Cruz Azul
The other game featuring two sides that made the last playoffs will also have rematch written all over it. Last week, Cruz Azul destroyed Necaxa with a 4-0 score in the Supercopa MX clash, but Los Rayos will have most of their top players on the pitch this time. As for Cruz Azul, Pedro Caixinha's team has shown in the past that they can start all tournaments on a high, let's see if they can finally end that 22-year-drought and give their fans what they have desperately asked for: the Liga MX title.
Necaxa vs Cruz Azul Broadcast Information
Stadium: Estadio Victoria de Aguascalientes (Aguascalientes)
United States: Univision NOW, fuboTV, Univision, Univision Deportes
Liga MX - Matchday 1 fixtures, Apertura 2019
Liga MX - TV Listings
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