2013–14 Liga MX season

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Liga MX
Season 2013–14
Champions Apertura: León (6th Title)
Clausura: León (7th title)
Relegated Atlante
Champions League América
León
Cruz Azul
Pachuca
Copa Libertadores Santos Laguna
León
Morelia
Matches played 153
Goals scored 387 (2.53 per match)
Top goalscorer Apertura:
Pablo Velázquez (12)
Clausura:
Enner Valencia (12)
Biggest home win Apertura:
Toluca 7–1 Atlante
(September 29, 2013)
Clausura:
Biggest away win Apertura:
Chiapas 0–4 Toluca
(August 17, 2013)
Clausura:
Highest scoring Apertura:
Toluca 7–1 Atlante
(September 29, 2013)
Clausura:
Longest winning run América: 6 Games (August 3–September 13)
Longest unbeaten run América: 7 Games (July 31–September 13)
Longest winless run Atlas: 14 Games (July 19–October 20)
Longest losing run Atlas: 14 Games (July 19–October 20)

The 2013–14 Liga MX season is the 67th professional season of the top-flight football league in Mexico. The season will be split into two championships—the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura—each in an identical format and each contested by the same eighteen teams.

Clubs[edit]

The following eighteen teams will compete this season. Querétaro was relegated to the Ascenso MX after accumulating the lowest coefficient over the past three seasons. Querétaro would have be replaced by the 2012 Apertura Ascenso MX champion La Piedad, who won promotion after defeating the Clausura 2013 winner Neza in a promotional play-off. However, on May 28, 2013, Querétaro's ownership announced that it bought out Jaguares de Chiapas and relocated the team to Querétaro, dissolving the old Querétaro team and ensuring that Querétaro would still have a team in the first division. It was also announced that San Luis would move to Tuxtla Gutiérrez and be renamed Chiapas F.C., replacing the new outgoing Querétaro. Finally, La Piedad confirmed that they would also relocate to Veracruz and be renamed as Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz. These changes have sparked controversy in the Mexican press as Querétaro effectively bought its place back in the first division and newly promoted La Piedad completely lost its team.[1]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club City State Stadium Capacity
América Mexico City Distrito Federal Azteca 105,000
Atlante Cancún Quintana Roo Andrés Quintana Roo 20,000
Atlas Guadalajara Jalisco Jalisco 63,200
Chiapas Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapas Víctor Manuel Reyna 31,500
Cruz Azul Mexico City Distrito Federal Estadio Azul 35,000
Guadalajara Guadalajara Jalisco Omnilife 49,850
León León Guanajuato León 33,943
Monterrey Monterrey Nuevo León Tecnológico 38,000
Morelia Morelia Michoacán Morelos 39,000
Pachuca Pachuca Hidalgo Hidalgo 30,000
Puebla Puebla Puebla Cuauhtémoc 48,650
Querétaro Querétaro Querétaro La Corregidora 36,500
Santos Laguna Torreón Coahuila Corona 30,000
Tijuana Tijuana Baja California Caliente 21,000
Toluca Toluca Estado de México Nemesio Díez 27,000
UANL San Nicolás de los Garza Nuevo León Universitario 42,000
UNAM Mexico City Distrito Federal Olímpico Universitario 63,000
Veracruz Veracruz Veracruz Estadio Luis de la Fuente 30,000

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
América Argentina Antonio Mohamed Colombia Aquivaldo Mosquera Nike Bimbo
Atlante Argentina Pablo Marini Mexico Mauricio Romero Kappa Cancún
Atlas Mexico Tomás Boy Argentina Leandro Cufré Nike Casas Javer
Chiapas Mexico Sergio Bueno Argentina Javier Muñoz Kappa Soriana
Cruz Azul Mexico Luis Fernando Tena Mexico Gerardo Torrado Umbro Cemento Cruz Azul
Guadalajara Argentina Ricardo La Volpe Mexico Omar Bravo adidas Bimbo
León Uruguay Gustavo Matosas Mexico Rafael Márquez Pirma Caja Popular Mexicana
Monterrey Mexico Carlos Barra & José Treviño (interim) Argentina José Basanta Nike Bimbo
Morelia Argentina Ángel David Comizzo Colombia Aldo Ramírez Joma Bridgestone
Pachuca Mexico Enrique Meza Mexico Óscar Pérez Nike Cementos Fortaleza
Puebla Argentina Rubén Omar Romano Mexico Luis Miguel Noriega Kappa Corona
Querétaro Mexico Ignacio Ambríz Mexico Marco Jiménez Pirma Libertad
Santos Laguna Portugal Pedro Caixinha Mexico Oswaldo Sánchez Puma Soriana
Tijuana Venezuela César Farías Argentina Javier Gandolfi Nike Grupo Caliente
Toluca Paraguay José Cardozo Paraguay Paulo Da Silva Under Armour Banamex
UANL Brazil Ricardo Ferretti Mexico Lucas Lobos adidas Cemex
UNAM Mexico José Luis Trejo Paraguay Darío Verón Puma Banamex
Veracruz Mexico José Luis Sánchez Solá Mexico Jehu Chiapas Kappa Winpot

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Pre-Apertura changes
Tijuana Argentina Antonio Mohamed Contract Expired May 3, 2013 Argentina Jorge Almiron May 31, 2013 Pre-season
Atlante Mexico Daniel Guzmán Resigned May 5, 2013 Uruguay Wilson Graniolatti June 4, 2013 Pre-season
Toluca Mexico Enrique Meza Sacked May 5, 2013 Paraguay José Cardozo May 7, 2013 Pre-season
Atlas Mexico Tomás Boy Resigned May 13, 2013 Argentina Omar Asad June 2, 2013 Pre-season
Chiapas Mexico José Guadalupe Cruz Job Lost; Due to Relocation (to Querétaro) May 20, 2013 Mexico Sergio Bueno June 5, 2013 Pre-season
Apertura changes
Puebla Mexico Manuel Lapuente Sacked August 13, 2013 Argentina Ruben Omar Romano August 14, 2013 13th
Guadalajara Mexico Benjamin Galindo Sacked August 18, 2013 Mexico Juan Carlos Ortega August 19, 2013 15th
Monterrey Mexico Víctor Manuel Vucetich Sacked August 25, 2013 Mexico José Guadalupe Cruz August 26, 2013 14th
Pachuca Mexico Gabriel Caballero Resigned September 2, 2013 Mexico Enrique Meza September 4, 2013 11th
Atlante Uruguay Wilson Graniolatti Mutual consent September 2, 2013 Uruguay Rubén Israel September 3, 2013 18th
UNAM Mexico Antonio Torres Servín Sacked September 2, 2013 Mexico José Luis Trejo September 3, 2013 17th
Atlas Argentina Omar Asad Sacked October 5, 2013 Mexico José Luis Mata October 8, 2013 16th
Pre-Clausura changes
Guadalajara Mexico Juan Carlos Ortega Sacked November 10, 2013 Mexico José Luis Real November 25, 2013 Pre-season
Atlas Mexico José Luis Mata Sacked November 10, 2013 Mexico Tomás Boy December 6, 2013 Pre-season
Tijuana Argentina Jorge Almiron Sacked November 11, 2013 Venezuela César Farías December 3, 2013 Pre-season
Cruz Azul Mexico Guillermo Vázquez Contract Expired December 3, 2013 Mexico Luis Fernando Tena December 11, 2013 Pre-season
America Mexico Miguel Herrera Leaving to Mexico National Team December 15, 2013 Argentina Antonio Mohamed December 17, 2013 Pre-season
Clausura changes
Atlante Uruguay Rubén Israel Sacked January 11, 2014 Argentina Pablo Marini January 11, 2014 14th
Morelia Argentina Carlos Bustos Sacked January 26, 2014 Mexico Eduardo de la Torre January 27, 2014 11th
Veracruz Mexico Juan Antonio Luna Sacked February 9, 2014 Mexico José Luis Sánchez Solá February 11, 2014 17th
Monterrey Mexico José Guadalupe Cruz Sacked February 18, 2014 Mexico Carlos Barra & José Treviño (interim) February 19, 2014 15th
Morelia Mexico Eduardo de la Torre Sacked March 1, 2014 Mexico Roberto Hernández (interim) March 9, 2014 15th
Morelia Mexico Roberto Hernández End of tenure as caretaker March 9, 2014 Argentina Ángel Comizzo March 9, 2014 11th
Guadalajara Mexico José Luis Real Sacked April 1, 2014 Argentina Ricardo La Volpe April 2, 2014 10th

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The Apertura 2013 is the first championship of the season. The regular season began on July 19, 2013 and ended on November 10, 2013. América are the defending champion, having won their record-equaling eleventh title last season.

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 América 17 11 4 2 31 12 +19 37 Advance to the Liguilla and cannot qualify for South American competitions 1, 3
2 Santos Laguna 17 9 6 2 32 20 +12 33 2014 Copa Libertadores Second Stage 2, 3
3 León 17 8 6 3 25 14 +11 30
4 Cruz Azul 17 8 5 4 21 17 +4 29 Advance to the Liguilla and cannot qualify for South American competitions 1, 3
5 Toluca 17 6 9 2 33 17 +16 27
6 Morelia 17 8 3 6 26 23 +3 27 2014 Copa Libertadores First Stage 2, 3
7 Querétaro 17 7 5 5 20 19 +1 26 Advance to the Liguilla
8 UANL 17 6 7 4 23 20 +3 25
9 Chiapas 17 6 7 4 26 25 +1 25
10 Tijuana 17 5 6 6 33 23 +10 21 Cannot qualify for South American competitions 1
11 Monterrey 17 5 5 7 22 23 −1 20
12 Veracruz 17 4 8 5 20 24 −4 20
13 Puebla 17 4 7 6 19 21 −2 19
14 Pachuca 17 3 8 6 14 18 −4 17
15 Atlas 17 1 9 7 18 29 −11 12
16 Guadalajara 17 2 6 9 16 30 −14 12
17 Atlante 17 3 3 11 17 35 −18 12
18 UNAM 17 1 8 8 8 21 −13 11

Updated to games played on 10 November 2013.
Source: MedioTiempo
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 América, Cruz Azul, Tijuana and Toluca cannot qualify for the 2014 Copa Libertadores due to their participation in the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League competition.
2 All 3 teams who qualify for Copa Libertadores will also participate in the Playoffs of this competition.
3 The first 8 places in the table qualify for the Playoffs.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] AMÉ ATE ATL CHI CRU GUA LEÓ MON MOR PAC PUE QUE SLA TIJ TOL UNL UNM VER
América 3–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–1
Atlante 2–4 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–4
Atlas 1–2 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 3–3
Chiapas 3–0 1–1 2–1 4–2 2–1 3–1 0–4 1–1
Cruz Azul 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–1
Guadalajara 1–0 1–1 1–3 2–4 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–2
León 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 3–1 5–0 2–2
Monterrey 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1
Morelia 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–3 4–1 1–0 2–1 3–4
Pachuca 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–1
Puebla 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0
Querétaro 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–3 1–3 1–0 2–2
Santos Laguna 2–1 3–2 0–2 3–2 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–2
Tijuana 4–1 3–3 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–0
Toluca 7–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 4–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 3–1
UANL 1–0 3–1 2–2 3–3 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–0 1–2
UNAM 1–4 2–2 1–1 0–1 0–3 0–1 0–2 0–0
Veracruz 0–1 2–2 3–2 0–1 0–3 1–0 0–0 1–1

Updated to games played on 10 November 2013.
Source: soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Liguilla - Apertura[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1  América 2 1 3  
8  UANL 2 1 3  
  1  América 1 2 3  
  5  Toluca 2 0 2  
4  Cruz Azul 0 1 1
5  Toluca 3 1 4  
  1  América 0 1 1
  3  León 2 3 5
2  Santos Laguna 3 3 6  
7  Querétaro 2 1 3  
  2  Santos Laguna 1 2 3
  3  León 3 2 5  
3  León 3 4 7
6  Morelia 3 0 3  
  • If the two teams are tied after both legs, the higher seeded team advances.
  • Away goals rule is applied in the play-off round, excluding the final.
  • Both finalists qualify to the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League (champion in Pot A, runner-up in Pot B).
Apertura 2013 winners:
León
6th Title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Players sorted first by goals scored, then by last name.

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Paraguay Pablo Velázquez Toluca 12
2 Argentina Mauro Boselli León 11
3 Chile Humberto Suazo Monterrey 10
4 Mexico Oribe Peralta Santos Laguna 9
5 Mexico Ángel Reyna Veracruz 8
Chile Hector Mancilla Morelia
7 Mexico Alan Pulido UANL 7
Mexico Carlos Ochoa Chiapas
Ecuador Fidel Martínez Tijuana
Argentina Matías Alustiza Puebla
Mexico Raúl Jiménez América
Mexico Rafael Márquez Lugo Guadalajara

Source: Televisa Deportes

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Argentina Darío Benedetto Tijuana Atlas 3–3 July 19, 2013
Ecuador Jefferson Montero Morelia Toluca 3–4 July 26, 2013
Mexico Ángel Reyna Veracruz Atlante 2–4 July 27, 2013
Paraguay Pablo Velázquez Toluca Chiapas 0–4 August 17, 2013
Argentina Mauro Boselli* León Tijuana 5–0 November 9, 2013

* Scored four goals

Torneo Clausura[edit]

The Clausura 2014 is the second championship of the season. The regular season began on January 3, 2014 and ends on May 18, 2014. León are the defending champion, having won their sixth title last season.

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Cruz Azul (A) 17 11 3 3 28 19 +9 36 Advance to the Liguilla
2 Toluca (A) 17 10 2 5 25 14 +11 32
3 UNAM (A) 17 7 4 6 26 20 +6 25
4 Santos Laguna (A) 17 6 7 4 33 29 +4 25
5 América (A) 17 7 4 6 21 17 +4 25
6 Pachuca (A) 17 7 3 7 23 21 +2 24
7 Tijuana (A) 17 7 3 7 22 23 −1 24
8 León (A) 17 6 5 6 23 17 +6 23
9 Chiapas 17 6 5 6 23 23 0 23
10 Monterrey 17 6 5 6 20 20 0 23
11 Morelia 17 5 6 6 21 20 +1 21
12 Atlas 17 5 6 6 17 18 −1 21
13 Querétaro 17 6 3 8 18 22 −4 21
14 UANL 17 5 6 6 13 17 −4 21
15 Guadalajara 17 5 6 6 13 18 −5 21
16 Puebla 17 4 6 7 14 19 −5 18
17 Atlante (R) 17 5 3 9 22 34 −12 18 Relegated to Ascenso MX
18 Veracruz 17 3 7 7 14 25 −11 16

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] AMÉ ATE ATL CHI CRU GUA LEÓ MON MOR PAC PUE QUE SLA TIJ TOL UNL UNM VER
América 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–4 3–0 1–3 0–0
Atlante 1–4 1–1 1–1 0–0 4–2 1–2 2–1 0–2
Atlas 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0
Chiapas 2–2 5–2 0–1 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1
Cruz Azul 1–3 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–0
Guadalajara 0–4 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0
León 3–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 4–2 3–0 1–2 0–1
Monterrey 1–2 3–2 0–0 0–2 0–1 3–1 2–2 0–0 4–1
Morelia 1–0 1–2 5–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–1
Pachuca 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–3 2–0 3–0 1–2 2–1 0–1
Puebla 0–1 2–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–1
Querétaro 1–0 1–3 3–4 0–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–0
Santos Laguna 4–3 2–3 2–3 1–1 3–1 0–0 3–2 2–0 2–1
Tijuana 1–0 0–3 2–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 3–1
Toluca 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–1
UANL 2–1 3–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0
UNAM 5–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–2
Veracruz 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–3 1–1

Updated to games played on 27 April 2014.
Source: soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Liguilla - Clausura[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1  Cruz Azul 1 2 3  
8  León (a) 1 2 3  
  2  Toluca 0 0 0  
  8  León 1 1 2  
2  Toluca 0 3 3
7  Tijuana 0 1 1  
  8  León 2 2 4 (ET)
  6  Pachuca 3 0 3
4  Santos Laguna (a) 3 3 6  
5  América 5 1 6  
  4  Santos Laguna 0 4 4
  6  Pachuca (a) 2 2 4  
3  UNAM 1 2 3
6  Pachuca 1 4 5  
  • If the two teams are tied after both legs, the higher seeded team advances.
  • Away goals rule is applied in the play-off round, excluding the final.
  • Both finalists qualify to the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League (champion in Pot A, runner-up in Pot B).
Clausura 2014 winners:
León

Top goalscorers[edit]

Players sorted first by goals scored, then by last name.

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Ecuador Enner Valencia Pachuca 12
2 Argentina Martín Bravo UNAM 9
3 Ecuador Michael Arroyo Atlante 8
Mexico Oribe Peralta Santos Laguna
Mexico Raúl Jiménez América
6 Paraguay Pablo Velázquez Toluca 7
Mexico Marco Fabián Cruz Azul
Argentina Cristian Pellerano Tijuana
Colombia Carlos Quintero Santos Laguna

Source: MedioTiempo.com

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Ecuador Michael Arroyo* Atlante Querétaro 4–2 March 9, 2014
Colombia Carlos Quintero Santos Laguna Atlante 4–3 April 13, 2014

* Scored four goals

Relegation[edit]

Pos
Team '11 A
Pts
'12 C
Pts
'12 A
Pts
'13 C
Pts
'13 A
Pts
'14 C
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Relegation
1 Cruz Azul 29 25 26 29 29 36 174 102 1.7059
2 Santos Laguna 27 36 23 29 33 25 173 102 1.6961
3 América 15 32 31 32 37 25 172 102 1.6863
4 Morelia 26 31 27 30 27 21 162 102 1.5882
5 UANL 28 31 21 35 25 21 161 102 1.5784
6 Toluca 20 22 34 18 27 32 153 102 1.5000
7 León 0 0 33 16 30 23 102 68 1.5000
8 Tijuana 18 28 34 21 21 24 146 102 1.4314
9 Monterrey 24 32 23 23 20 23 145 102 1.4216
10 Querétaro 26 27 22 17 26 21 139 102 1.3627
11 Pachuca 26 28 21 20 17 24 136 102 1.3333
12 UNAM 25 16 23 29 11 25 129 102 1.2647
13 Guadalajara 30 15 23 16 12 21 117 102 1.1471
14 Chiapas 24 12 15 16 25 23 115 102 1.1275
15 Puebla 22 19 13 19 19 18 110 102 1.0784
16 Atlas 12 20 12 32 12 21 109 102 1.0686
17 Veracruz 0 0 0 0 20 16 36 34 1.0588
18 Atlante 19 16 20 13 12 18 98 102 0.9608 Relegation

Last update: May 8, 2014 [2]

Average attendance[3][edit]

1 Club América 43.370

2 Tigres 40.784

3 CF Monterrey 30.548

4 Club Tijuana 22.715

5 CF Pachuca 22.454

6 León FC 21.744

7 CD Guadalajara 21.147

8 Santos Laguna 19.907

9 Querétaro FC 19.462

10 Universidad Nacional 19.218

11 Chiapas FC 18.305

12 Cruz Azul 18.090

13 Atlas 17.855

14 Veracruz 17.176

15 Puebla FC 16.640

16 Monarcas Morelia 14.441

17 Deportivo Toluca 13.292

18 Atlante FC 6.377

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