The Apertura 2017 Gran Final is a historic affair, with regional rivals Monterrey and Tigres UANL directly contesting the Liga MX title for the first time. Although there have been Clásico Regios in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the playoffs before, this is the first time the Rayados and the universitarios will go head-to-head in the final.
Tigres finished the regular season in second and advanced past 7th-seeded León in the quarterfinals and 3rd-seeded América in the semis, while Monterrey was the superlíder and beat 8th-seeded Atlas and then 4th-seeded Morelia.
Tigres will host the first leg of the Gran Final on Thursday, while Monterrey will host the decisive second leg on Sunday.
All times Eastern.
Playoffs – Liguilla – Gran Final First Leg
Thursday, December 7
Tigres UANL (2) vs Monterrey (1) – 9:00 PM – Univision Deportes / FuboTV
Playoffs – Liguilla – Gran Final Second Leg
Sunday, December 10
Monterrey (1) vs Tigres UANL (2) – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes / FuboTV