The knockout rounds of the 2019-2020 Copa MX get underway this week with the first legs of the round of sixteen.
The round of sixteen is a total goals, aggregate score series; away goals are not tiebreakers. Should the aggregate be tied at the end of the second leg, the winner will be determined by penalty kicks – no extra time will be played.
The Apertura 2019 Liga MX champion will be crowned this Sunday when América hosts Monterrey in the second leg of the Gran Final.
The Rayados earned a 2-1 victory in the first leg, meaning they’ll take the title with a win or a draw in this one; the Águilas will need to win by one to send the series to extra time, and by two to claim the crown outright. There are no tiebreakers in the final, so away goals are not a factor.
América overturned first-leg deficits in both the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, and will look to do the same here en route to what would be a record-setting 14th championship, while Monterrey will look to hold their advantage as they aim for their 5th league title.
The group stage of the 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League wraps up this week, and Group B concludes with Mexico hosting Bermuda.
El Tri has gone three-for-three in the group stage and is already qualified for the semifinal round, while Bermuda is currently sitting in last place in the group table. They would move above Panama into second in the unlikely instance of earning a win or draw in Toluca; otherwise, they’ll remain in third.
The second-place finisher in each group will qualify for the next Gold Cup, while the third-place finishers will have to try to earn a spot there in another round of qualifying. In addition, the third-place finisher in each group will be relegated to League B for the next round of the Nations League tournament.
The CONCACAF Nations League continues this month, and Mexico has games on both match days. First up, El Tri will travel to Panama to take on the Cañaleros in what will be the hosts’ final game of the group stage.
In their meeting in October in Mexico City, El Tri earned a 3-1 victory against the Panamanians to take sole possession of first place in Group B. As it stands, Mexico has six points from two games, while Panama and Bermuda both have three points from three games.
Mexico will look to keep their winning streak alive, while Panama will look to guarantee qualification to the 2021 Gold Cup with a positive result on home soil.