The Apertura 2018 Liga MX playoffs continue this week with the semifinal round. Three of the top four seeds made it through the quarterfinals – some with more difficulty than others – and now a spot in the Gran Final is on the line for the remaining teams.
The semifinals are a two-legged, home-and-away series decided by aggregate score. Away goals are tiebreakers; if both the aggregate and the away goals are level, the higher seed will advance.
The pairings are as follows:
Cruz Azul (1) vs Monterrey (5)
América (2) vs Pumas UNAM (3)
The exact dates and times of the semifinals will be announced on Monday, but the first legs are scheduled to be held between December 5th and 6th, with the second legs coming on December 8th and 9th.
Update – The complete schedule is as follows:
Liguilla – Playoffs – Semifinal First Legs
Wednesday, December 5
Monterrey (5) vs Cruz Azul (1) – 9:00 PM – Fox Deportes
Thursday, December 6
Pumas UNAM (3) vs América (2) – 9:30 PM – Univision Deportes / FuboTV
Liguilla – Playoffs – Semifinal Second Legs
Saturday, December 8
Cruz Azul (1) vs Monterrey (5) – 7:30 PM – Univision / FuboTV
Sunday, December 9
América (2) vs Pumas UNAM (3) – 7:30 PM – Univision / FuboTV