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Liga MX Referee Assignments: Clausura 2017 Week 16

The referees, assistant referees, and fourth officials for the 16th week of the Clausura 2017 Liga MX season.

Veracruz vs Monterrey
Referee: Marco Antonio Ortiz Nava
Assistant 1: Alejandro Ayala Valderrama
Assistant 2: Jimmy Acosta Montesinos
Fourth Official: Diego Montaño Robles

Jaguares de Chiapas vs Santos Laguna
Referee: César Arturo Ramos Palazuelos
Assistant 1: Miguel Ángel Hernández Paredes
Assistant 2: Miguel Ángel Chua Ortiz
Fourth Official: Ángel Monroy Bello

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Clausura 2017 Relegation Watch: Two Games Remaining

The Clausura 2017 relegation fight is set to come right down to the wire. With two games left to play, there are four teams still mathematically involved in the relegation fight: Monarcas Morelia, Jaguares de Chiapas, Veracruz, and Puebla.

Current relegation standings:

15 Puebla 118 100 1.1800
16 Veracruz 114 100 1.1400
17 Jaguares 113 100 1.1300
18 Morelia 112 100 1.1200

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CCL: Pachuca vs Tigres UANL – Final Second Leg Recap and Highlights

Pachuca won their fifth CONCACAF Champions League title with a 1-0 (2-1 aggregate) victory against Tigres UANL in the 2016-17 CCL final.

The 1-1 draw in the first leg left everything to play for tonight; Pachuca had the slight advantage of an away goal, meaning that it was Tigres who were obligated to score tonight. Although the Tuzos had the better of the run of play for most of the first half, the universitarios found two very good chances, both through André-Pierre Gignac.

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Clausura 2017 Week 16: Where to Watch

Jornada 16 of the Liga MX Clausura 2017: Who’s playing who? When? And on what channel?

All the info you need to catch all the games you’re interested in.

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

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Disciplinary Report: Clausura 2017 Week 15

The Disciplinary Committee has suspended four players and one coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 15 games.

Juan Francisco Palencia, coach of Pumas UNAM, will miss the universitarios‘ next game for constantly criticizing the referee crew’s decisions.

Pumas will likewise be missing Nicolás Castillo for one game for a lack of respect for the match officials and Darío Verón for two for serious foul play.

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CONCACAF Champions League Final – Second Leg: Where to Watch

The 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League champion will be crowned this Wednesday as Pachuca and Tigres UANL play out the second leg of their final series.

The first leg, which Tigres hosted, finished 1-1, which leaves the second leg as a winner-takes-all affair. If they tie again, a 0-0 draw would give Pachuca the title, a 1-1 draw would send it to extra time, and a draw with two goals or more would crown Tigres.

The Tuzos are seeking their fifth CCL title, while the universitarios are looking for their first.

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C17 Ascenso MX Semifinals Set

The Clausura 2017 Ascenso MX playoffs are underway, and four teams have advanced to the semifinal round.

Three of the four higher seeds advanced, and they were joined by sixth-seeded Lobos BUAP. Dorados de Sinaloa, the reigning Ascenso MX champions, are still in the running after beating Zacatepec in the quarterfinals.

The quarterfinal results were:

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Clausura 2017 Week 15 Statistics

Tijuana moved into first place in the table with their 2-0 victory over Toluca, while Puebla remained last with their 1-0 loss to León.

Tijuana, Monterrey, and Toluca have mathematically locked up a spot in the playoffs, while Puebla is mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.

In the relegation fight, Monarcas Morelia dropped into last place in the Tabla de Cociente with their 2-1 loss to Necaxa, while relegation rivals Puebla also lost, Jaguares de Chiapas drew, and Veracruz won.

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Santos Laguna vs América – Jornada 15 Recap and Highlights

Santos Laguna scored a stoppage-time goal to beat América 2-1 on Sunday night. The result keeps the Laguneros unbeaten at home this season while ending the Águilas two-game winning streak and seven-game unbeaten streak. 

Santos made their home-field advantage count here and they looked much the better side in the first half. The hosts created numerous chances and out-shot América 26 to 8 over the course of the ninety minutes. Nevertheless, most of those shots were off target and when halftime rolled around the game was still deadlocked at 0-0.

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Pumas UNAM vs Veracruz – Jornada 15 Recap and Highlights

Veracruz moved out of last place in the relegation standings with a 0-2 away win against Pumas UNAM, who finished the game with just nine men. The result snaps a seven-game road losing streak for the Tiburones Rojos, while the universitarios are now winless in four.

The afternoon took a turn for the worse for the hosts in the 32nd minute, when Darío Verón was given a straight red card for a foul on Adrián Luna. It didn’t take long after that for Veracruz to make their man advantage count; in the 39th minute, Leandro Velázquez gave the visitors the lead when he pounced on a rebound in the box.

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