Liga BBVA Bancomer MX
FIFA Region
CONCACAF
Season
2020-2021
Location
Mexico
Abbreviation
MEX1

Summary

Liga MX (MEX1) is the top level of league style football competition in Mexico. The MEX1 season is split into two championships, the 2020-2021 Torneo Guard1anes and the Torneo Clausura. The MEX1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2022 CONCACAF Champions League (CNCFCL):
    • 2020-2021 Torneo Guard1anes Liguilla champion and runner-up
    • 2020-2021 Torneo Clausura Liguilla champion and runner-up

Prior to the start of the 2020-2021 Torneo Apertura, 8 MEX1 teams will participate in the Copa por México. In this tournament, the 8 teams will be split into 2 groups of 4 where each team will play the other teams in their group once for a total of 3 matches. The top 2 teams in each group will advance to the Semifinals.

Leagues Pyramid - Mexico

Abbrev League # of Teams
MEX1 Liga MX 18
MEX2 Liga de Expansión MX 17
MEX3A Liga Premier Serie A 28
MEX3B Liga Premier Serie B 15
MEX4 Liga TDP 180+

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Guard1anes - Regular
23 Jul 2020 - 9 Nov 2020
Guard1anes - Playoffs
12 Nov 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
Clausura - Regular
8 Jan 2021 - 3 May 2021
Clausura - Playoffs
6 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
 18: MEX1 (17), MEX2 (1)

Season Format

Each MEX1 team plays Home-Away matches with the other 17 MEX1 teams once in the 2020-2021 Torneo Guard1anes (17 matches) and once in the 2021-2022 Torneo Clausura (17 matches) for a total of 34 league matches per team. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, (2) goals scored, (3) head-to-head results between tied teams, (4) away goals scored, (5) highest relegation coefficient, then (6) Fairplay points.

Playoffs

At the end of each torneo, the top four teams advance to the La Liguilla (the playoffs) Quarterfinals, and the 5th through 12th place teams advance to the Reclasificación. In the Reclasificación, 5th place plays 12th place, 6th place plays 11th place, 7th place plays 10th place, and 8th place plays 9th place in a single match playoff at the higher seed's home venue. If a match is tied after regulation time, the teams advance to a best of 5 penalty shoot-out. The winners play in Home-Away highest aggregate score advances Quarterfinals. The four advancing teams play in a Home-Away highest aggregate score advances Semifinals. The two Semifinal winners advance to the Finals with the winner becoming the torneo champion. All Torneo Finalists advance to the 2021-2022 CNCFCL.

Relegation

At the end of the 2020-2021 Torneo Clausura, the results from the 2020-2021 Toreno Apertura, the 2020-2021 Torneo Clausura and the two previous seasons are used to build the 2020-2021 MEX1 Relegation Table. The MEX1 team with the lowest "points per match" ratio is relegated to the MEX2. The MEX2 champion is promoted to the 2021-2022 MEX1 Torneo Apertura.


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Torneo Clausura

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Monterrey 22 -0-06-30311 -0-0310111 -0-03202
2Santos Laguna 22 -0-06-30322 -0-0630300 -0-00000
3Pumas UNAM 21 -1-04-30311 -0-0330310 -1-01000
4Toluca 21 -1-04-42211 -0-0331210 -1-01110
5Puebla 21 -1-04-21110 -1-0111011 -0-03101
6Atlético San Luis 31 -0-23-44011 -0-0331220 -0-2013-2
7Club Necaxa 21 -0-13-33011 -0-0310110 -0-1023-1
8UANL Tigres 21 -0-13-22011 -0-0320210 -0-1002-2
9América 21 -0-13-22011 -0-0321110 -0-1001-1
10Querétaro 21 -0-13-23-111 -0-0310110 -0-1013-2
11Mazatlán 21 -0-13-35-211 -0-0332110 -0-1003-3
12Pachuca 20 -2-02-11010 -1-0111010 -1-01000
13FC Juárez 20 -2-02-11010 -1-0100010 -1-01110
14Club Tijuana 20 -2-02-00010 -1-0100010 -1-01000
15Guadalajara 30 -2-12-35-210 -1-0111020 -1-1124-2
16Club León 20 -1-11-02-210 -1-0100010 -0-1002-2
17Cruz Azul 20 -0-20-02-210 -0-1001-110 -0-1001-1
18Atlas 20 -0-20-03-310 -0-1002-210 -0-1001-1
Clausura - Quarterfinals
Clausura - Reclasificación

Guard1anes - Finals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregatePumas UNAM () 13 Club León () 
10.12.20Pumas UNAM 11 Club LeónEstadio Olímpico Universitario
13.12.20Club León 20 Pumas UNAMEstadio León

Guard1anes- Semifinals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateGuadalajara () 12 Club León () 
02.12.20Guadalajara 11 Club LeónEstadio AKRON
05.12.20Club León 10 GuadalajaraEstadio León
AggregateCruz Azul () 44 Pumas UNAM () 
03.12.20Cruz Azul 40 Pumas UNAMEstadio Azteca
06.12.20Pumas UNAM 40 Cruz AzulEstadio Olímpico Universitario
 Pumas UNAM advances as higher seeded team 

Guard1anes- Quarterfinals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregatePuebla () 23 Club León () 
25.11.20Puebla 21 Club LeónEstadio Cuauhtémoc
28.11.20Club León 20 PueblaEstadio León
AggregateGuadalajara () 31 América () 
25.11.20Guadalajara 10 AméricaEstadio AKRON
28.11.20América 12 GuadalajaraEstadio Azteca
AggregateUANL Tigres () 23 Cruz Azul () 
26.11.20UANL Tigres 13 Cruz AzulEstadio Universitario (San Nicolás)
29.11.20Cruz Azul 01 UANL TigresEstadio Azteca
AggregatePachuca () 01 Pumas UNAM () 
26.11.20Pachuca 01 Pumas UNAMEstadio Miguel Hidalgo
29.11.20Pumas UNAM 00 PachucaEstadio Olímpico Universitario

Guard1anes - Reclasificación

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sat - 21 Nov 2020
 Santos Laguna 03 PachucaEstadio Corona
 Guadalajara 10 Club NecaxaEstadio AKRON
Sun - 22 Nov 2020
 UANL Tigres 21 TolucaEstadio Universitario (San Nicolás)
 Monterrey 22 PueblaEstadio BBVA Bancomer

Torneo Guard1anes

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Club León 1712 -4-140-27141387 -1-022157895 -3-1181275
2Pumas UNAM 178 -8-132-29171295 -4-0191981183 -4-1131091
3América 179 -5-332-3122996 -2-1201991083 -3-2121213-1
4Cruz Azul 179 -2-629-2316785 -1-216126694 -1-41311101
5Monterrey 178 -5-429-2621584 -3-115139494 -2-31413121
6UANL Tigres 177 -7-328-27161194 -4-116158783 -3-2121284
7Guadalajara 177 -5-526-2017394 -3-215119283 -2-311981
8Santos Laguna 177 -4-625-2420485 -2-117145992 -2-581015-5
9Pachuca 176 -7-425-1814493 -3-3121110183 -4-113743
10Club Necaxa 177 -3-724-1620-494 -1-4131012-283 -2-31168-2
11Toluca 176 -3-821-2328-585 -1-216149591 -2-65919-10
12Puebla 176 -2-920-2225-382 -2-481213-194 -0-5121012-2
13FC Juárez 174 -7-619-1619-393 -4-21366081 -3-461013-3
14Mazatlán 174 -4-916-2431-783 -2-3111113-291 -2-651318-5
15Club Tijuana 174 -3-1015-1227-1594 -2-31499080 -1-71318-15
16Atlas 173 -5-914-1320-782 -1-5758-391 -4-47812-4
17Querétaro 173 -4-1013-2328-583 -2-3111511490 -2-72817-9
18Atlético San Luis 173 -2-1211-1635-1992 -2-58918-981 -0-73717-10
Guard1anes - Quarterfinals
Guard1anes - Reclasificación

Copa por México - Final

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sun - 19 Jul 2020
 Cruz Azul 21 GuadalajaraEstadio Olímpico Universitario

Copa por México - Semifinals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Wed - 15 Jul 2020
 Cruz Azul 11 UANL TigresEstadio Olímpico Universitario
 Cruz Azul advances on PKs (4-3) 
Thu - 16 Jul 2020
 Guadalajara 43 AméricaEstadio Olímpico Universitario

Copa por México - Group

 Group ALeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Guadalajara 32 -0-16-53232 -0-1653200 -0-00000
2UANL Tigres 31 -2-05-42200 -0-0000031 -2-05422
3Atlas 31 -1-14-34-121 -1-0432110 -0-1002-2
4Mazatlán 30 -1-21-14-310 -1-0100020 -0-2014-3
Semifinals
DateHome Status RoadVenue
03.07.20Mazatlán 00 UANL TigresEstadio AKRON
04.07.20Guadalajara 20 AtlasEstadio AKRON
07.07.20Atlas 10 MazatlánEstadio AKRON
08.07.20Guadalajara 02 UANL TigresEstadio AKRON
11.07.20Guadalajara 31 MazatlánEstadio AKRON
12.07.20Atlas 22 UANL TigresEstadio AKRON
 Group BLeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Cruz Azul 33 -0-09-92711 -0-0310122 -0-06826
2América 31 -1-14-34-121 -0-1334-110 -1-01000
3Pumas UNAM 30 -2-12-14-330 -2-1214-300 -0-00000
4Toluca 30 -1-21-03-300 -0-0000030 -1-2103-3
Semifinals
DateHome Status RoadVenue
03.07.20América 20 TolucaEstadio Olímpico Universitario
04.07.20Pumas UNAM 14 Cruz AzulEstadio Olímpico Universitario
07.07.20Pumas UNAM 00 AméricaEstadio Olímpico Universitario
08.07.20Cruz Azul 10 TolucaEstadio Olímpico Universitario
11.07.20América 14 Cruz AzulEstadio Olímpico Universitario
12.07.20Pumas UNAM 00 TolucaEstadio Olímpico Universitario

Fixtures

Fri - 22 Jan 2021
 Puebla   Club TijuanaEstadio Cuauhtémoc
 Mazatlán   Santos LagunaEstadio de Mazatlán
Sat - 23 Jan 2021
 Monterrey   Club LeónEstadio BBVA Bancomer
 Atlas   UANL TigresEstadio Jalisco
 América   FC JuárezEstadio Azteca
Sun - 24 Jan 2021
 Toluca   Club NecaxaEstadio Nemesio Diez
 Querétaro   Pumas UNAMEstadio La Corregidora
Mon - 25 Jan 2021
 Pachuca   Cruz AzulEstadio Miguel Hidalgo
Thu - 28 Jan 2021
 UANL Tigres   Club NecaxaEstadio Universitario (San Nicolás)
Fri - 29 Jan 2021
 Puebla   MonterreyEstadio Cuauhtémoc
 Mazatlán   PachucaEstadio de Mazatlán
Sat - 30 Jan 2021
 Guadalajara   FC JuárezEstadio AKRON
 Cruz Azul   QuerétaroEstadio Azteca
 Club Tijuana   TolucaEstadio Caliente
Sun - 31 Jan 2021
 Pumas UNAM   AtlasEstadio Olímpico Universitario
 Santos Laguna   AméricaEstadio Corona
Mon - 1 Feb 2021
Thu - 4 Feb 2021
 Atlético San Luis   Club TijuanaEstadio Alfonso Lastras Ramírez
 Querétaro   PachucaEstadio La Corregidora
Fri - 5 Feb 2021
 Club Necaxa   Cruz AzulEstadio Victoria

Results

Thu - 21 Jan 2021
 Atlético San Luis 31 GuadalajaraEstadio Alfonso Lastras Ramírez
Mon - 18 Jan 2021
 Club León 00 PachucaEstadio León
Sun - 17 Jan 2021
 Querétaro 10 AtlasEstadio La Corregidora
 Santos Laguna 20 UANL TigresEstadio Corona
 Pumas UNAM 30 MazatlánEstadio Olímpico Universitario
Sat - 16 Jan 2021
 Monterrey 10 AméricaEstadio BBVA Bancomer
 Cruz Azul 01 PueblaEstadio Azteca
 Guadalajara 11 TolucaEstadio AKRON
Fri - 15 Jan 2021
 FC Juárez 00 Club TijuanaEstadio Olímpico Benito Juárez
 Club Necaxa 10 Atlético San LuisEstadio Victoria
Mon - 11 Jan 2021
 Pachuca 11 FC JuárezEstadio Miguel Hidalgo
Sun - 10 Jan 2021
 Santos Laguna 10 Cruz AzulEstadio Corona
 Toluca 31 QuerétaroEstadio Nemesio Diez
Sat - 9 Jan 2021
 América 21 Atlético San LuisEstadio Azteca
 UANL Tigres 20 Club LeónEstadio Universitario (San Nicolás)
 Atlas 02 MonterreyEstadio Jalisco
Fri - 8 Jan 2021
 Mazatlán 32 Club NecaxaEstadio de Mazatlán
 Club Tijuana 00 Pumas UNAMEstadio Caliente
 Puebla 11 GuadalajaraEstadio Cuauhtémoc
Sun - 8 Nov 2020
 Querétaro 22 Club TijuanaEstadio La Corregidora