2013–14 Ascenso MX season

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Ascenso MX
Season 2013–14
Champions Apertura: U. de G
Clausura: Estudiantes Tecos
Promoted U. de G.
Relegated Zacatepec 1948 (stay in league after bought Cruz Azul Hidalgo)

The 2013–14 Ascenso MX season took place from July 19, 2013 to April 12, 2014 and was divided into two tournaments named Apertura 2013 and Clausura 2014. The Ascenso MX is the second-tier football league of Mexico.

Changes from the previous season[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

The following 15 clubs will compete in the Liga de Ascenso during the 2013-2014 season:[1]

Club City Statium Capacity
Altamira Altamira Estadio Altamira 12,500
Atlético San Luis San Luis Potosí Estadio Alfonso Lastras 30,000
Ballenas Galeana Xochitepec Estadio Mariano Matamoros 16,000
BUAP Puebla Estadio Olímpico de C.U. 20,700
Celaya Celaya Estadio Miguel Alemán 25,000
Cruz Azul Hidalgo Ciudad Cooperativa Cruz Azul Estadio 10 de Diciembre 10,700
Delfines Ciudad del Carmen Unidad Deportiva Campus II de la UAC 8,985
Estudiantes Tecos Zapopan, Jalisco Estadio Tres de Marzo 30,000
Mérida Mérida Estadio Carlos Iturralde 24,000
Necaxa Aguascalientes Estadio Victoria 25,000
Oaxaca Oaxaca City Estadio Benito Juárez 12,000
Sinaloa Culiacán Estadio Banorte 21,325
U. de G. Guadalajara Estadio Jalisco 56,713
UAT Ciudad Victoria Estadio Marte R. Gómez 18,000
Zacatepec Cuernavaca Estadio Centenario 15,237

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The 2013 Apertura will be the first championship of the season. It began on July 19, 2013 and ended on November 30, 2013.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Alebrijes (Q) 14 7 4 3 28 17 +11 25 Qualification for Liguilla semifinals
2 Necaxa (Q) 14 7 4 3 21 15 +6 25 Qualification for Liguilla quarterfinals
3 Delfines F.C. (Q) 14 7 3 4 24 12 +12 24
4 Mérida FC (Q) 14 6 5 3 22 13 +9 23
5 UDG (C) (Q) 14 7 2 5 19 21 −2 23
6 Correcaminos (Q) 14 6 4 4 25 20 +5 22
7 San Luis (Q) 14 5 7 2 19 17 +2 22
8 Dorados de Sinaloa 14 3 9 2 15 11 +4 18
9 Altamira 14 5 3 6 26 26 0 18
10 Cruz Azul Hidalgo 14 4 5 5 16 18 −2 17
11 Lobos BUAP 14 5 2 7 9 17 −8 17
12 Estudiantes Tecos 14 3 7 4 21 20 +1 16
13 Celaya F.C. 14 3 5 6 18 23 −5 14
14 Ballenas Galeana 14 3 4 7 14 28 −14 13
15 Zacatepec 1948 14 1 2 11 9 28 −19 5

Updated to games played on December 4, 2013.
Source: [1].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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]

Liguilla (Playoffs)[edit]

The six best teams after the first place play two games against each other on a home-and-away basis. The winner of each match up is determined by aggregate score.If the teams are tied, the Away goals rule applies.

The teams were seeded one to seven in quarterfinals, and will be re-seeded one to four in semifinals, depending on their position in the general table. The higher seeded teams play on their home field during the second leg.

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Finals
                                       
  4 Mérida FC 0 2 2    
  5 UDG 5 0 5    
      1 Alebrijes 0 2 2  
    5 UDG 1 2 3    
     
      2 Necaxa 0 1 1
  3 Delfines F.C. 1 3 4         5 UDG 1 1 2
  6 Correcaminos 1 1 2          
      2 Necaxa 4 3 7    
      3 Delfines F.C. 0 0 0  
  2 Necaxa 2 2 4    
  7 San Luis 0 0 0  
  • If the two teams are tied after both legs, the away goals rule applies. If both teams still tied, higher seeded team advances.[2]
  • Teams are re-seeded every round.
  • The winner will qualify to the playoff match vs the Clausura 2014 winner. However, if the winner is the same in both tournaments, they would be the team promoted to the 2014–15 Mexican Primera División season without playing the Promotional Final
Apertura 2013 winner:
UDG
1st title

Torneo Clausura[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Correcaminos (Q) 14 8 5 1 22 13 +9 29 Qualification for Liguilla semifinals
2 Estudiantes Tecos (C) (Q) 14 7 3 4 23 15 +8 24 Qualification for Liguilla quarterfinals
3 Necaxa (Q) 14 6 4 4 19 15 +4 22
4 UDG (P) (Q) 14 6 4 4 17 13 +4 22
5 Alebrijes (Q) 14 5 6 3 22 19 +3 21
6 Delfines (Q) 14 4 8 2 20 17 +3 20
7 Dorados de Sinaloa (Q) 14 6 1 7 19 17 +2 19
8 Lobos BUAP 14 5 4 5 17 19 −2 19
9 Mérida FC 14 4 6 4 21 21 0 18
10 Cruz Azul Hidalgo 14 5 3 6 17 17 0 18
11 Zacatepec 1948 14 5 1 8 17 26 −9 16
12 San Luis 14 4 3 7 18 22 −4 15
13 Ballenas Galeana 14 3 6 5 17 22 −5 15
14 Celaya F.C. 14 4 2 8 12 18 −6 14
15 Altamira 14 2 6 6 11 18 −7 12

Liguilla (Playoffs)[edit]

The six best teams after the first place play two games against each other on a home-and-away basis. The winner of each match up is determined by aggregate score.If the teams are tied, the Away goals rule applies.

The teams were seeded one to seven in quarterfinals, and will be re-seeded one to four in semifinals, depending on their position in the general table. The higher seeded teams play on their home field during the second leg.

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Finals
                                       
  4 UDG 1 1 2    
  5 Alebrijes 3 0 3    
      1 Correcaminos 0 2 2  
    5 Alebrijes 2 0 2    
     
      1 Correcaminos 0 1(3) 1(3)
  3 Necaxa 2 4 6         2 Estudiantes Tecos 0 1(4) 1(4)
  6 Delfines 2 1 3          
      2 Estudiantes Tecos 0 0 0    
      3 Necaxa 0 0 0  
  2 Estudiantes Tecos 1 1 2    
  7 Dorados de Sinaloa 1 1 2  
  • If the two teams are tied after both legs, the away goals rule applies. If both teams still tied, higher seeded team advances.[3]
  • Teams are re-seeded every round.
  • The winner will qualify to the playoff match vs UDG (Apertura 2013 Champions). The winner will be promoted to the 2014–15 Mexican Primera División season

Promotional final[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Estudiantes Tecos 0–0 U. de G.
Referee: Marco Antonio Ortiz

Second leg[edit]

U. de G. 1–1 Estudiantes Tecos
Alatorre Goal 83' Bueno Goal 57'
Penalties
Follé Penalty scored
González Penalty scored
Palacios Penalty scored
Cruz Penalty missed
Hernández Penalty scored
4–3 Penalty scored Campos
Penalty scored Maya
Penalty scored Argüelles
Penalty missed Rangel
Penalty missed Acosta
Attendance: 55,000+
Referee: Leon Vicente Barajas

Relegation Table[edit]

The relegated team will be the team with the lowest ratio by summing the points scored in the following tournaments: Apertura 2011, Clausura 2012, Apertura 2012, Clausura 2013, Apertura 2013 and Clausura 2014.

Rank Team Points Games %
10 Dorados de Sinaloa 106 84 1.2619
11 Celaya F.C. 98 84 1.1667
12 Altamira 94 84 1.1190
13 Cruz Azul Hidalgo 86 84 1.0238
14 Ballenas Galeana 28 28 1.0000
15 Zacatepec 1948 80 84 0.9524

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish; retrieved on January 27, 2014)
  2. ^ As appears in as Ascenso MX competition rules 2013-2014 "Reglamento de competencia Ascenso MX 2013-2014, Article 22.2" (PDF). Liga MX. 2012-08-01. Los Clubes vencedores en los partidos de Cuartos de Final y Semifinal serán aquellos que en los dos juegos anote el mayor número de goles, criterio conocido como MARCADOR GLOBAL. De existir empate en el número de goles anotados, la posición se definirá a favor del Club con mayor cantidad de goles a favor cuando actué como visitante. 
  3. ^ As appears in as Ascenso MX competition rules 2013-2014 "Reglamento de competencia Ascenso MX 2013-2014, Article 22.2" (PDF). Liga MX. 2012-08-01. Los Clubes vencedores en los partidos de Cuartos de Final y Semifinal serán aquellos que en los dos juegos anote el mayor número de goles, criterio conocido como MARCADOR GLOBAL. De existir empate en el número de goles anotados, la posición se definirá a favor del Club con mayor cantidad de goles a favor cuando actué como visitante. 

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