We've made our way to the final matches in Liga MX, with Atlas and Pachuca ready to fight for the coveted Clausura 2022 title.
It will be a showdown between two teams that already know what it feels like to be crowned Liga MX champions. Pachuca are looking for their seventh crown, while Atlas are eager to repeat their feat from six months ago, when they claimed their second title in history after a 70-year drought.
The first leg of this match will see Atlas reaching the title match after a roller-coaster ride of a semi-final against Tigres. The red-and-black side were beaten by Tigres on the pitch with a 4-2 score, but an illegal formation was used by Tigres in that match, which caused Liga MX authorities to hand a two-nil win for Los Rojinegros. With that in mind, Atlas get to this match with a record of three wins and one draw in the Liga MX playoffs and with a 5-0 aggregate win against the gold and blue side from the North side of Mexico.
On the other hand, Pachuca struggled during their first two away games in this liguilla, drawing both of them against San Luis (2-2), and América (1-1). Nevertheless, Los Tuzos were capable to turn things around at their own ground, where they ended up defeating their opponents with a 3-2 and an emphatic three-nil win against Las Águilas this past Sunday. With that in mind, the blue and white club makes it to the title match with two wins and two draws after four matches.
The clash between these clubs may be quite tricky for Atlas, since the hosts for this evening have not been able to beat Pachuca at home since the Clausura 2017 tournament. During that run, Pachuca have claimed three wins and three draws, which will make Thursday's match quite interesting.
Both teams will have a full squad to choose from ahead of this match, which is why we can expect an intense match set to be played in Guadalajara.
Atlas vs Pachuca - Head-to-head stats
The previous meeting between these teams in the season ended in a one-nil win for Pachuca at Estadio Jalisco, the venue that will host Thursday's game.
Atlas and Pachuca have only met once in previous liguillas. That tie took place in the Invierno 1999 tournament, with Pachuca beating Atlas with a 2-1 aggregate in that tournament's semi-finals.
The only liguilla match between these teams held at Estadio Jalisco ended in a one-nil win for Atlas back in 1999, but that was not enough for them to eliminate Pachuca.
The last five games between these teams have concluded in wins for the away team. Pachuca have claimed three wins at Estadio Jalisco and Atlas have won their two most recent matches away at Estadio Hidalgo.
Atlas' coach Diego Cocca has never beaten Guillermo Almada after three games (two draws, one loss).
Pachuca's coach Guillermo Almada has not lost a game against Atlas in six matches (three wins, three draws).
Broadcast info - Atlas vs Pachuca
In the U.S.: TUDN.com, TUDN USA, Univision, TUDN App, Univision NOW.
In Mexico: Azteca 7, Azteca Deportes En Vivo, TUDN En Vivo, TUDN, Blim TV, Afizzionados.
In Canada: Univision Canada, VIVA.
In Costa Rica: TUDN.
In Panama: TUDN.
Atlas vs Pachuca Broadcast Information
Stadium: Estadio Jalisco (Guadalajara)
Mexico: Blim TV, Afizzionados, Azteca Deportes En Vivo, Azteca 7, TUDN, TUDN En Vivo
United States: TUDN USA, TUDN.com, fuboTV, Univision NOW, TUDN App, Univision