Category Archives: Apertura 2016

Rafael García Out at Puebla

Following Puebla’s Jornada 11 loss to Atlas, the club wasted no time in announcing the departure of coach Rafael “Chiquis” García.

Club Puebla reports:

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Lobos BUAP’s First Liga MX Game Will not Be Televised

The newly-promoted Lobos BUAP confirmed via Twitter that their inaugural Liga MX match will not be broadcast on television, radio, internet, or on any other platform by any means.

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Liga MX Names 2017 Balón de Oro Nominees

Image result for liga mx balon de oro 2017The candidates for the 2017 Liga MX Balón de Oro awards have been released and fans can have their say in the voting here

In total, 15 awards will be handed out although not all of them are open to fan voting. Fans will factor into the “best player by position” awards as well as Best Coach and Goal of the Year. 

The nominees for those awards – one player/coach from the Apertura 2016 and one from the Clausura 2017 – are:

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Jaguares de Chiapas Sign Moisés Muñoz

Jaguares de Chiapas have announced the arrival of Moisés Muñoz ahead of the Clausura 2017 season.

Welcome to the Chiapas jungle @MoyMu23

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Disciplinary Report: Apertura 2016 Gran Final

disciplinary reportThe Disciplinary Committee has suspended four players and upheld a red-card appeal in the aftermath of Sunday’s Gran Final second leg.

Firstly, América’s petition of non-conformity regarding the red card given to Paolo Goltz was confirmed and as a result he will be cleared to play in the upcoming Clausura 2017.

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América Appeals Goltz Red Card

Logo AmericaThe second leg of the Apertura 2016 Gran Final saw five players ejected – four from the field and one from the bench – as the match finished 9 vs 9.

Club América, who received three of the red cards, has filed a petition of non-conformity regarding the straight red given to Paolo Goltz in the 108th minute of the game.

That card was one of three handed out following a brawl between the teams, but Goltz was not one of the primary participants in that event.

The Disciplinary Committee “will analyze the presented evidence” and make a ruling later in the week.

Tigres UANL Win Fifth League Title

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Tigres UANL defeated América on penalties after a 2-2 aggregate draw to win the Apertura 2016 league title.

The universitarios entered the Liguilla as the third seed, and they defeated sixth-seeded Pumas UNAM and seventh-seeded Necaxa in the quarter- and semi- finals, respectively, to set up a meeting with fifth-seeded América in the Gran Final.

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Tigres UANL vs América – Gran Final Second Leg Recap and Highlights

tigres americaAfter 120 minutes of insanity, Liga-MX-style, Tigres UANL were crowned champions of the Apertura 2016 after defeating América on penalties. A 0-0 draw in regulation (1-1 aggregate) sent the match to extra time, which finished 1-1 (2-2 aggregate) to send it all to penalties.

Nahuel Guzmán then made three straight saves in the shootout as Tigres won the title from the spot, 3-0.

The game was hard-fought from the opening whistle, with neither Tigres nor América willing to give an inch. The hosts had the best chance of the first half through Javier Aquino, who forced Moisés Muñoz into a spectacular save just past the half-hour mark.

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Apertura 2016 Gran Final Second Leg Preview

liga mxSunday, December 25
Tigres UANL (3) vs América (5) – 7:30 PM – Univision / Univision Deportes 
First leg: América 1-1 Tigres
Tigres UANL will host the decisive second leg of the Gran Final on Christmas Day. The universitarios didn’t have the best record at home in the Volcán during the regular season, with just three wins from nine matches, but they will look to their league-leading defense to keep the Águilas off the board.

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Liga MX Referee Assignments: Apertura 2016 Final Second Leg

liga mxThe referee, assistant referees, and fourth official for the second leg of the Apertura 2016 final.

América vs Tigres UANL
Referee: Jorge Isaác Rojas Castillo
Assistant 1: Juan Joel Rangel Maya
Assistant 2: Mario Jesús López Carrillo
Fourth Official: Fernando Guerrero Ramírez