The regular season of the MX Apertura 2016 ended Sunday with positions put into play until the last match.


The climax and most vibrant of the playoffs is the National Classic between Chivas and Club America, but also quarterfinal as the Club Tijuana against Leon, Pachuca against Necaxa and Tigers against Pumas are quarter-finals full of history.

For America, it is especially important to win this national classic against Chivas since it is in its Centennial year.

The roads led to this great Classic

Just when it seemed as if the Eagles' MX Cup defeat to Guadalajara 3-0 in the regular season would give Chivas the last laugh, the weekend's results showed another two editions of the National Classic to bring the total of This year to seven.

When Club America went 2-0 up against champion Pachuca early in the game on Saturday, it seemed that the National Classic was definitely not going to happen. But the Eagles backed up and even went up 3-2 to finish tied 3-3. In Guadalajara, Chivas began losing the game against Necaxa, but also returned to tie 1-1.

It is as if the two great clubs of Mexico would like this additional party of the season. Even if these teams were far from perfect last weekend and have already faced five times in 2016, the series promises to be spectacular.

Data Summary

1. The Eagles is by far the team that has played most Leagues in the history of Mexican football, being the Apertura 2016 its number 51.

2. Guadalajara on the other hand will play their League number 40 in First Division.

3. The America has managed to eliminate Chivas in 7 of the 9 series of immediate elimination that have maintained in League.

The Eagles of America, too, are the team that most accurately scores, with 49.4 percent of effectiveness in 178 executed, compared to 47.1 percent of Guadalajara in 208 elaborate.

Where it stands out significantly Chivas is in the ball passes, with an effectiveness of 85.5 percent, with 7 thousand 938 total; Also, it arrives with the good gust of 3 consecutive meetings without losing and as a visitor does not lose from Day 9 by 2-1 in Toluca; from that moment, has 4 goals in favour and 1 against.

Thus, both pictures both America and Chivas have a new story to capture. But we must not forget that the Eagles have a historic record in their favour against Chivas in series of direct elimination after 9 duels.
Mexico's two most popular teams Chivas from Guadalajara and the Eagles from America will face each other in the quarterfinals of the Mexican League in the seventh edition of the National Classic this Thursday, November 24th.


The Eagles defeated Chivas in the quarter-final phase of the Clausura 2016, although the Guadalajara team defeated Club América 3-0 in the league and defeated their rival in the MX Cup semi-final.

"The word revenge does not exist in football because what happened already," says Matias Almeida after the 1-1 draw Saturday against Necaxa, referring to the defeat of Clausura. "Yes, it will be a great show... but we will respect the opponent and try to impose our style of play in both parties".

Guadalajara's Chivas got a 1-1 draw with Necaxa in the 2016 Apertura Mexican League, allowing them to finish fourth and book a place in the playoffs against America.

Argentine defender Fernando Nicolás Meza gave Necaxa a 1-0 lead but Mexican striker Alan Pulido equalized for Guadalajara on Saturday night at Omnilife Stadium.

The first leg is scheduled for Thursday at Estadio Azteca, with Sunday's return at Estadio Chivas, although the MX League will confirm the times and dates of Monday.

"The goal is to reach the end," said the Argentine. "The Clausura at home is the same: when we go to the Azteca there are many fans of Chivas, so we will play practically at home in both games".

Club America tied 3-3 against current champion Pachuca on Saturday in a game in which the Eagles started winning 2-0.

This year the occasions in which they have faced both squads add up 6 being this last classic the seventh to live. This classic will be part of the League, unlike the other four previous clashes in the tournament Opening and Clausura this year, in addition to the additional meeting in the Cup Mexico.

This year the classics have favoured the Americas with two wins against one of Chivas and two draws, also remembering that the “blue-creams” were eliminated by Guadalajara in a penalty shootout in the MX Cup.

Both teams reach the quarterfinals tied with 28 points and a goal difference in favour of Chivas.

In this classic not only plays the story, or which team has the most drinks, here you have to see a lot how you find the mood of the players at the moment, if they are motivated enough to come out with everything to win.
This Tuesday in the Rommel Fernández Stadium is played the match Mexico and Panama during the final of the Concacaf.


This Tuesday, November 15 Rommel Fernández Stadium takes place the match Mexico against Panama in hexagonal phase of the Russia 2018.

The selection of Mexico will face with its similar of Panama in search of his second victory in the final of Concacaf, where in addition to the three units, wants to settle outstanding accounts.

The Mexican team arrives at this match then triumph triumph over United States, undoubtedly suffered, last Friday in what means the approach of the Mexican picture to the world.

To confront the Panama, the Colombian coach Juan Carlos Osorio who heads to Mexico will have to make changes in his lineup, since you can not have the injured Andres Guardado, the suspended Carlos Salcedo and not Carlos Vela, who returned to Spain by the birth of his son.

The Panamanian selection also becomes strengthened this match against Mexico, after the victory that managed as a visitor on Honduras, a result that could be decisive in their aspirations to achieve the ticket to play its first World Cup just.

Mexico and Panama began winning at home in the hexagonal final of the qualifiers from Concacaf for the World Cup in Russia: the Mexican team defeated his counterpart of the United States, while Panama did the same with Honduras, last Friday.

But on Tuesday the story is different. Mexico team does not win at this stadium for 16 years. In addition, over the past qualifying rounds for the Brazil World Cup Mexican picture was about to be out thanks to Panama, if not by a goal from Chilean in the agony of Raúl Jiménez that guaranteed the triumph over Panamanians and the right to play a play-off against New Zealand, which then would win.

It is noteworthy that Panama does not can count on Tuesday with its captain and central defender Felipe Baloy, who played for a decade in the Mexican League, nor with the skilful midfielder Armando Cooper, both for accumulation of yellow cards.

Meanwhile, the Mexican national side you can align Defender Carlos Salcedo, midfielder Andres Guardado and striker Carlos Vela, deportation, injury and a special permit, respectively.

Osorio seems that has the formula to achieve victories in complex spaces: he managed to triumph in Honduras after half a century without power to do so and scored another in Canada after 23 years in the previous phase of the playoffs.

After his major victory last Friday against the United States at the start of the Concacaf Hexagonal, Mexico visit to Panama Tuesday, November 15 in his second match for a ticket to Russia 2018.

With the aim of having achieved his first win in Columbus in United States, Mexico faces another tough test against Panama, which in recent years has complicated it in greatly to the tricolor squad. The selection will be casualties of Andrés keep, Carlos Salcedo and Carlos Vela.

Panama also won on his debut in the final Hexagonal of visitors, 1-0 to Honduras in San PedroSula. Panama is virtually a reference in the area thanks to their recent results, including two matches in the semifinals against Mexico in the latest editions, each team won a duel, although very controversial Tri pass at the final of the event in 2015 is still remembered in Central America.

The two sets build up 3 points and a win on Tuesday would make that the road to the World Cup of the Russia 2018 FIFA is much more bearable. Victory will teach the way (or channel) to take the maximum fair course.

For this game, the Mexican team arrives with a wide superiority in terms of the value of the template from your computer, because almost all of their players are active in Europe.

Probable lineups:

Mexico: Ochoa, Araujo, Márquez, Moreno, Layún, Reyes, J. Dos Santos, G. Dos Santos, Fabián, Jiménez and Hernández.

Panama: Penedo; Machado, Escobar, Torres, Ovalle, Gómez; Bárcenas, Henríquez, Godoy, Quintero and Pérez.
Mexico faces against Panama this Tuesday at the Rommel Fernandez Stadium by second Hexagonal final date.


The selection of Mexico comes face to the second date of the final Hexagonal of the Concacaf.

The win against United States on condition of visit filled with happiness to a group that had no encouragement. Now, this Tuesday will play against Panama, another team that achieved a favorable outcome in the Rommel Fernandez Stadium for the second day of the qualifying competition to Russia 2018.

Javier Hernández threw a wide smile to a group of people awaiting the arrival of the Mexican national team to its hotel in Panama.

The gesture of the Bayer Leverkusen striker can be interpreted as a sign of what encouraged is Mexico after surprise its arch-rival United States in his stronghold after a prolonged streak of defeats in that square in the eliminatory World Cup parties.

Despite the fact that accuses some notable absences, including that one of her forward Carlos Vela, who returned to Spain after the victory against the Americans to wait for the birth of his son, Mexico came to Panama at the top of mind and pointing to a victory which does not obtain here 16 years.

After all, her helmsman Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio is breaking down barriers in this knockout in settings outside the home, in where to Mexico had cost him win in decades.

Osorio took renewed air with victory in Columbus, Ohio, where Mexico had lost their last four qualifying games by the same score of 2-0. However, the complete happiness of Colombian strategist depends on three points in Panama.

"If we can win in Panama, then Yes we would give a hard blow on the table", said. "We would be a team feared in the area and has clear things that do not want to go through the same penalties in this round".

He alluded to the stormy final round of the world past that Mexico should go to a Repechage to find the ticket to Brazil, which got to New Zealand.

After their first two games as a visitor, Mexico will be local in four of five dates following the round, which will grant Russia 2018 three direct tickets in the area.

Will it leave Mexico with the thickness or the same lineup that won in United States? Probably not, if one takes into account that Osorio tends to do rotations in spite of criticisms. Input you can not count on Vela, who generated favorable by their performance against United States comments although he scored no goals; with midfielder Andres Guardado (muscle injury) and defender Carlos Salcedo, driven out by receiving dual card on Friday.

It is possible to come out with the goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa instead of Alfredo Talavera, who was rather nervous at the bow; or that present variants on the front bringing to Raúl Jiménez and Oribe Peralta. In United States it ranked sailing, Jesús Corona and "Chicharito" Hernandez.

Panama can not count on their veteran Center Felipe Baloy and skillful steering wheel Armando Cooper by accumulation of cards, but will have the return of its captain recovered and defense Roman Torres.

The technical of Panama, the Colombian Hernán Darío Gómez, probably will vary his strategy at home connection used which in Honduras and that paid him fruits, with five flying and one man in tip: Blas Pérez.

On the eve, "Bolillo" Gómez and Torres broke Protocol and gave statements that echoed the loas of Colombian strategist to the rival.

Gomez said that Mexico is the most important team in the area and that it will go to the World Cup. "Playing well, poorly or regular Mexico gains", he said.

But in fact Mexico has had to sweat enough in their qualifying matches in Panamanian soil, being his last triumph here 1-0 for 16 years in the playoffs to the Korea-Japan 2002 World Cup. Then followed two draws (1-1 and 0-0) in the playoffs to Germany 2006 and Brazil 2014, respectively.

Schedule:

The match Mexico against Panama Tuesday, November 15 for the playoffs heading to Russia 2018 in the Rommel Fernandez Stadium will begin at 20:00 hours.
Jessie Vargas and Manny Pacquiao presented his bout on November 5 in Las Vegas where the American Mexican will expose the world boxing organization welterweight title.


"Manny Pacquiao" had announced his retirement last April after defeating Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision.

The filipino was going to contend for a spot of Senator and wanted to have all the concentration on it.

A month later, he was elected and with little public servant decided to return to the ring, bit him hard the concern to hang up his gloves.

Manny Pacquiao returns and face Jessie Vargas, world champion WBO welterweight. The style of both the fight promises to be explosive.

"This is my first fight since I was elected Senator. It is an honor to challenge the champion of the division of the 147 who is Vargas. I respect him. I want to prove that I can still be monarch, be in boxing and to serve the people", Pacquiao said.

"What if I know I'm not the favorite in this fight? What has changed? You have to be honest". The media have gotten me as the victim on several occasions, but I've won. I combat until the end. I am a champion in two divisions for something. "The November 5th I will prove that I am the best in my division", said Vargas.

Manny Pacquiao is already in the complex gearing up for the big fight against Jessie Vargas. Will you be able to overcome the Mexican and snatch him according to the WBO welterweight belt?

Currently, one of the fighting that precedes the Pacquiao against Vargas reached the end of his 10th round. It's ranked fight that are starring in Prasitak Papoem and Zou Shiming, which are measured for the vacant Crown in the WBO flyweight.

For Jessie Vargas, while a pesar de que es is the who retains title, combat is an excellent opportunity for a coup, since defeating Manny Pacquiao would give him recognition around the world. To date, has a 27-1 in favor, with 10 of those wins by Ko and a curious anecdote in his second fight as a professional.

On June 23, 2001, Manny Pacquiao fought for the first time as a professional Boxer on American ground, facing the South African Lehlohonolo Ledwaba with the IBF in category title Super Bantamweight in game. Interestingly, that fight was part of an evening in which the highlight was an Oscar De La Hoya against Javier Castillejo in which "Parla Lynx" defended (unsuccessfully to the dessert) super welterweight Crown.

He has not received the expectation that led to madness with Mayweather Jr against Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015, but tonight's fight will hang the poster of "no tickets" in the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

While Jessie Vargas is who opts to retain the title and that Manny Pacquiao round already 38, bookmakers give total favoritism filipino to take the victory.

Manny Pacquiao is aware that there is a height difference between him and Jessie Vargas to be taken into account in the fight. The filipino measures 1'69, while the Mexican makes 1'78, but as "Manny Pacquiao" own says it is not the first time that faced with a similar situation. "I know that Jessie Vargas is higher than I, but it is not the first time that I am faced with someone higher than me, I did it with Antonio Margarito, with Oscar de la Hoya".

April 19, 2016, Manny Pacquiao gave to understand that he was withdrawing. Then passed to devote themselves body and soul to his role of Senator in the Philippines, but has changed mind, and not even seven months later than that ad returns to the ring to measure with Jessie Vargas.
Manny Pacquiao against Jessie Vargas boxing title welterweight of the WBO since in Las Vegas.


Manny Pacquiao against Jessie Vargas are measured in a battle of boxing title since in Las Vegas WBO welterweight.

This duel means "Pacman" return to the ring after his announced retirement from April 9, 2016.

It took less than seven months for Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring. He is considered one of the best fighters pound-for-pound in the actulidad, will go for his ninth world title.

"I understand it, I had 27 years, people think that you can do many things but the body sometimes does not respond, and when they are in the ring with me they are surprised", said Manny Pacquiao press conference.

Manny Pacquiao also commented on the physical differences between him and the champion Jessie Vargas. The Filipino is clear that Mexican-American is higher and longer arms, but that nonthreatening.

"Manny Pacquiao have said that they want to do or that they can do, it is not be higher or stronger or longer arms, be even more quickly, is know to apply it in the ring and your opponent", added the "Pacman".

For its part, the welterweight champion WBO, Jessie Vargas, said the imitation which located in the duel of legend which held Pacquiao and Marquez in his tetralogy. Jessie Vargas looks like the same single Marquez than with physical differences.

"I've been thinking that on Saturday I'm going to be like a Juan Manuel Márquez, but bigger, higher, with more reach, stronger, more athletic, that is the Jessie Vargas going to face Manny Pacquiao", said the reigning WBO welterweight champion.

Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring for the welterweights title of the world boxing organization, this Saturday, at the Thomas & Mack in Las Vegas. Shall be measured to the fledgling Mexican Jessie Vargas, in search of a victory that put him against a more powerful opponent in March 2017.

To favoritism has received from the press, Boxer has been cautious in his statements. "I fight will fight", said Manny Pacman. "Only one at a time... Today, the fight with Vargas is the most important of my life", he added.

Both are common to Tim Bradley enemy. Manny Pacquiao won twice and lost one, while Jessie Vargas has the only red brand on his record before the boy's Palm Springs.

Despite his 37 years and his long comings and goings of (58-6-2, 38 KO's), the filipino is favorite in the betting. However, his rival of shift registers (27-1y 10 KO's) and is the champion world welterweight champion of the Organization boxing world (WBO) 27-year-old.

The Mexican is not shrinks against the most important duel of his career. "I'm going to fight with Manny Pacquiao", launched Jessie Vargas. "It doesn't matter to me anything that is a legend or a future... I will defend my title", he added.

Nothing will be easy for Jessie Vargas despite being in the city where he lives, and while you will have a platform to their favor the night. Knows that the 10 years that takes you Pacman is more synonymous with experience, not of weakness.
The Copa MX comes to an final. Queretaro and Chivas are the two teams that remain alive in the struggle to lift the torfeo that consecrate them as Copa MX champion.


On one side is Victor Manuel Vucetich, who wants to return make valid his nickname of "El Rey Midas" and get a title most in Mexican soccer.

In the other corner is Matias Almeyda, who increasingly is consolidating a style in the Chivas looking for their second Copa MX in a year as coach of the Rebaño Sagrado.

Chivas, who runs the Matías Almeyda of Argentina, have been champions of Cup in seasons 1962-63 and 1969-1970 old format that was interrupted in 1996 and once (Apertura 2015) since the tournament was reinstated in 2012.

"Yes let us great satisfaction winning the classic in the semis, but what we want is the Championship", said the defense of Guadalajara, Oswaldo Alanis in a press conference this week in the face of the final on Wednesday.

In this cup the Guadalajara was second in Group 2 which won Chiapas; It was removed to Morelia 0-1 in the second round; 1-0 to the Alebrijes from Oaxaca in the quarterfinals; and in penalty shootout 4-3 to the America after tying 1-1 in the time regular in the semi-finals.

Víctor Manuel Vucetich box was second in Group 8, domino the Puebla, with two wins, a draw and a defeat, in the second round to beat 3-1 to the Lobos BUAP; in quarters 1-3 to Cruz Azul and semi-finals won 8-7 on penalties to the Toluca after a draw goalless in regular time.

The current is the ninth Cup which takes place in this new stage and Dorados of Sinaloa (Apertura 2012), Cruz Azul (closing 2013), Morelia (Apertura 2013), Tigres (closure 2014), Santos Laguna (Apertura 2014), Puebla (closing 2015), Guadalajara (Apertura 2015) and Veracruz (Clasura 2016) have been crowned.

Since he returned the Cup in 2012, Chivas will be juandó his third final in the last four tournaments. In closing 2015 fell 4-2 to Puebla, but at the Apertura of the same year they won the minimum to León.

Victor Manuel Vucetich has two Cup titles. One with Tigres in the season 1995-1996 and another with Cruz Azul in the 1996-1997. Curiously, this title with the cement was the last tournament before FMF decided to retake it in July 2012.

Vuce has the possibility of adding to his record title number 14 as coach. 5 Championships of first Division, second, 3 Concachampions, 2 2 1 Interliga and Copa MX.

In addition to the Cup obtained last year, "Stripped" has won a super MX with Chivas and two titles of the first Nacional B of Argentina with River Plate and Banfield.

The Guadalajara Club has won 3 cups Mexico; Queretaro wants the first. In fact, the feathered have never gotten a degree being first team.

Orbelin Pineda, Carlos Fierro and Dionicio Escalante are the only three players from the current templates that have played at both clubs.

Queretaro beat in the semi-finals series of penalties to Toluca after a nightmare 0-0.

Chivas won their pass to the finals on the same road to America.

The last weekend in League, Chivas rescued the victory of last minute against Cruz Azul; the Gallos Blancos also took the triumph over time versus Chiapas.

Probable lineups:

Queretaro: Volpi, Forlin, Jiménez, Noriega, Martínez, Gómez, Fierro, Cardozo, Bornstein, Da Silva and Candelo.

Chivas: Rodríguez, Alanís, Pereira, Ponce, Sánchez, Vázquez, Calderón, López, Peña, Cisneros and Pulido.
This Wednesday, November 2, will be held the last match of the Copa MX that will define the same Champion: Queretaro against Chivas, to be held in La Corregidora Stadium.


The match starting at 20:00 hours, what will mean the second half of the history of the Gallos Blancos, and the tenth of Guadalajara, in Copa MX.

Queretaro and Chivas compete for the Apertura 2016 of the Final of the Copa MX. For both institutions is vitally important this title, locals going for his first title in professional football, while Guadalajara all love to reaffirm their status as one of the teams most winners of Mexico.

The Queretaro won their place in the Final of the Copa MX after defeat as a visitor to the Toluca by way of penalties. While in the Liga MX have had an irregular performance, they come in form after beating Jaguares in Chiapas. The last time that the Gallos Blancos competed for a title was closing by 2015, when they fell with Santos Laguna.

If Víctor Manuel Vucetich wins the Copa MX, in addition to the first professional title the queretana Squad, he would be winning their third title in this competition (counting the earlier stage of the contest) and would equal more winners to Octavio Vial as DTs.

Chivas managed the ticket to the Final of the Copa MX after defeating their hated riva, the Aguilas of America, in the Azteca stadium by way of penalties. In addition, the weekend they realized Cruz Azul to confirm that they go through a good moment.

If the red and white stand with the title they will immediately return to Guadalajara, where festejarán in the Chivas Stadium with their fans. Contrary to what happened a year ago, when took the title of the tournament in Leon, this time there will be no parade a day later, since the weekend are measured "The beast" and Matías Almeyda wants to concentrate staff to make the playoffs.

In the role of Chivas is the favorite to win the Copa MX, can white cocks give the stroke and give joy to their fans?

The Queretaro is going for his first title of the Mexican soccer while Guadalajara will seek to bring to their showcases his fourth Copa history, the second under the new format that already contains nine editions from the Apertura 2012. By their best position in the season standings, under the direction of the Mexican Víctor Vucetich, Gallos Blancos obtained the right to be local in the final in the Corregidora stadium which has a capacity of 34.107 fans.

"We have to be concentrated, there is another day and it is the best opportunity to make history with this club", said the front of the Gallos Blancos, Angel Sepulveda face to the match against Guadalajara.

The Queretaro, is will be their second chance of being champion once was finalist of the tournament of League closing 2015, when it had in their ranks to the Brazilian Ronaldinho, and he was defeated by Santos Laguna. Since its founding in 1950, this team known as the Gallos Blancos have never been champions of Mexican soccer and after several owner changes the image group took it from Apertura 2014.

Schedule:

The final of the Copa MX at the La Corregidora stadium between Queretaro and Chivas will begin at 20:00 hours. A final dreamed for many Queretaro who hope to take the title.
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