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Promotion/Relegation for the 2018-19 Liga MX Season

Promotion and relegation in Liga MX is no longer as straightforward as it used to be. Not every Ascenso MX team is eligible for promotion, while the relegated Liga MX team has the opportunity to remain in the first division.

The Ascenso MX champion will move up to Liga MX only if they meet the requirements, including economic stability and transparency, proper infrastructure, and the ability to field U-20, U-17, U-15, U-13, and Liga MX Femenil teams from their first season in Liga MX.

Should the Ascenso MX champion not be one of those certified for promotion, the Liga MX team that was relegated will have the option to stay in the first division for 120 million pesos (about $6.5 million U.S.), which will be distributed as follows:

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Only Six Ascenso MX Teams Eligible for Promotion

Ascenso MX has announced that only six of its 16 teams are eligible for promotion to Liga MX. Although all 16 teams will play the Apertura 2017 and Clausura 2018 season and compete for the league title, not all of them meet the requirements to earn promotion to the first division.

To advance to Liga MX, teams must have complete infrastructure, a training center independent of their stadium, and an academy or youth program (the “Fuerzas Basicas”).

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Lobos BUAP Promoted to Liga MX

After a 2-2 draw with Dorados de Sinaloa, which gave Lobos BUAP a 3-2 aggregate victory in the Final por el Ascenso promotion playoff, the licántropos have earned promotion to Liga MX for the first time in their history.

Dorados were looking to overturn their first-leg deficit, and it look them less than a minute to tie the aggregate. Moisés Velasco sent in a corner kick that Francisco Canales failed to deal with and the ball nestled into the back of the net. 1-0 on the night and 1-1 on aggregate.

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Lobos BUAP vs Dorados de Sinaloa – Promotion Playoff First Leg Recap and Highlights

Lobos BUAP took the advantage in the 2017 Promotion Playoff with a 1-0 victory over Dorados de Sinaloa in Saturday’s first leg.

Lobos came out looking to make their home-field advantage count, and they started the game at a good pace with dangerous chances coming early on. They hit the post and then saw a header by Diego Jiménez go just wide as they pressed for the opening goal.

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Ascenso MX 2017 Promotion Playoff Set

The winners of the Apertura 2016 and Clausura 2017 Ascenso MX campaigns will now face off in the Final por el Ascenso, the Promotion Playoff, for a spot in Liga MX.

Dorados de Sinaloa won the Apertura title with a 4-2 aggregate victory over Atlante, while Lobos BUAP took the Clausura title with a 4-2 aggregate victory of their own against FC Juárez.

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Necaxa Promoted to Liga MX

logo necaxaAfter a 2-0 (3-0 aggregate) victory over FC Juárez in the Final por el Ascenso Promotion Playoff, Necaxa will be returning to the first division after a five-year absence.

FC Juárez went on the attack from the opening kick in Saturday’s second leg, looking to overturn the first-leg deficit in front of their home fans. The Bravos had the ball in the back of the net in the 23rd minute through Leandro Carrijo, but the would-be goal was disallowed for offside.

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Necaxa vs FC Júarez – Promotion Playoff First Leg Recap and Highlights

liga de ascensoNecaxa took the advantage in the 2016 Promotion Playoff with a 1-0 victory over FC Juárez in Saturday’s first leg.

The hosts had the first chance to open the scoring in the 11th minute, when Michel García’s shot from within the box beat the keeper but was cleared off the line by Héctor Morales.

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Ascenso MX 2016 Promotion Playoff Set

liga de ascensoThe winners of the Apertura 2015 and Clausura 2016 Ascenso MX campaigns will now face off in the Final por el Ascenso, the Promotion Playoff, for a spot in Liga MX.

FC Juárez won the Apertura title with a 3-1 aggregate victory over Atlante, while Necaxa took the Clausura title with a 2-0 aggregate victory over Mineros de Zacatecas.  Continue reading

Necaxa vs Dorados de Sinaloa – Promotion Playoff Second Leg

liga de ascensoDorados de Sinaloa earned a 0-2 victory over Necaxa in the second leg of the Final Por el Ascenso Promotion Playoff, which secured them a spot in Liga MX with a 3-1 aggregate victory.

The 1-1 draw from the first leg left everything to play for here in the second. With no tiebreaking criteria to apply, tonight’s game was a simple case of winner-takes-all. Another draw by any margin would have sent it to extra time, and for a while it looked like that’s where it was headed. However, a late brace by Raúl Enríquez changed everything.

Necaxa had the first dangerous chance of the game, when a defensive mistake allowed Roger Rojas to break through the back line and get one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but Alfredo Frausto was able to parry his shot away.

That was virtually the only chance of note for the hosts in the first half, while the visitors were limited to a late free kick that was saved by the keeper. The opening 45 minutes were tense and cagey, with neither team wanting to give anything up.

In the second half, Necaxa threatened again, with Carlos Hurtado getting around his defender to send a cross in for José Joaquin Martínez, but the ball never quite made it into the net.

The clock continued to tick and the specter of extra time began to loom. But then Raúl Enríquez appeared in the box and headed home a cross from Vinicio Angulo, giving Dorados the lead in the 77th minute.

Necaxa immediately began pressing for an equalizer, but as they desperately threw numbers forward, they left space to exploit in the back. Sinaloa struck on the counterattack in the 81st minute, with Enríquez completing his brace to definitively seal the tie.

In the pouring rain, Necaxa kept fighting, but the goals just wouldn’t come. Jesús Isijara came closest, but his stoppage-time bicycle kick whistled just wide of the far post. Enríquez’s brace was too much to overcome, and the Rayos fell 0-2 in front of their fans.

With the 0-2 (1-3) victory, Dorados de Sinaloa wins promotion and returns to Liga MX after a nine-year absence.

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Dorados de Sinaloa vs Necaxa – Promotion Playoff First Leg

liga de ascensoDorados de Sinaloa couldn’t hold on to the lead in the first leg of the Final Por el Ascenso Promotion Playoff, allowing Necaxa to snatch a 1-1 draw. Away goals are not a tiebreaker in this series, however: if the aggregate remains tied at the end of the second leg, the game will go to extra time and then penalties if needed.

With so much at stake in this series – promotion to Liga MX – the first half was a somewhat cautious affair, with few dangerous chances for either side. However, the home team was able to create and finish one shortly before halftime.

In the 40th minute, Vinicio Angulo’s header crashed against the left-hand post and rebounded for Raúl Enríquez, whose shot was deflected into the net by Luis Padilla. With that goal, Dorados took the 1-0 lead into halftime.

However, shortly into the second half, the visitors found the equalizer. In the 55th minute, Joaquín Martínez played the ball forward for Roger Rojas, who scored with a chip to make it 1-1.

After the equalizer, both teams pressed forward looking for a second goal. Dorados looked more likely to get it, but after a frenetic finale, the score remained deadlocked.

The second leg is now a winner-takes-all affair; Necaxa will host that second leg on Saturday, May 23rd at 9:00 PM (airing live on Mexicanal).

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