Leon vs Morelia Liguilla (Playoffs) – November 30, 2013 Prediction, TV Schedule...

Leon vs Morelia Liguilla (Playoffs) – November 30, 2013 Prediction, TV Schedule & Highlights

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The second leg of the Leon vs Morelia Liga MX liguilla quarterfinal will be played this Saturday, November 30, 2013 (6:00 PM Pacific) at the Nou Camp in Leon. The first leg of the series ended in an exciting 3-3 draw at the Estadio Morelos. Due to the away goal rule, Morelia must defeat Leon (by any score) if it wants to move on to the semifinal– or tie with four or more goals scored.

The first leg was a true sign of what tactics coach Matosas (Leon) and coach Bustos (Morelia) love to use: an offensive style that never rests. Both coaches started off with offensive formations, and never really changed them. Matosas’ team could have probably benefited from a defensive formation once Leon took the 3-1 lead, instead, Leon played the same and allowed Morelia to come back.

At the Nou Camp, we can definitely expect to see more of the same offensive styles, with plenty of scoring opportunities and goals. After all, Leon and Morelia were the 5th and 4th highest scoring teams in the regular season. Furthermore, given that Morelia must win to advance, and that Bustos doesn’t need much of a reason to field an offensive formation, we can expect a high scoring game.

The big names on both teams will need to show up in the decisive second leg of this quarterfinal. On Leon’s side, Rafa Marquez needs to take command of his defense and stop the powerful Morelia offense. For Morelia, Mancilla and Jefferson Montero will need to pile on the goals, because Leon will not hold back.

On an off-the-pitch note, lets hope Leon’s fans act in a respectable manner (although they’ve never been good), given that they already caused disturbances at the Estadio Morelos last week. For some reason, the land where “la vida no vale nada” (i.e. Leon) creates some pretty awful soccer fans.

Leon vs Morelia Prediction

During the regular season, Leon was one of the best homes teams, only losing one match at the Nou Camp. Morelia was mediocre away, winning three out of the nine away matches it disputed. However, don’t count Morelia out yet, Leon is not invincible.

Look for an offensive style on both sides of the pitch, that’s the way  the coaches like to play, and that’s what we’ll see. I expect another high-scoring match, this time ending in a 3-2 Leon victory. Leon will move on to the semifinals, although, I don’t see them progressing past that stage.

Leon vs Morelia TV Schedule

The Leon vs Morelia  match will be televised this Saturday, November 30, 2013 on Telemundo at 6:00 PM Pacific.

Morelia vs Leon Highlights



  1. I don’t know what you’re talking about. Marquez in Boselli is not keeping an offensive style… During the 1st leg Matosas left Britos alon at top, changing his formation to 5-4-1 is more defensive. If anything it hurt Leon. Contrary to what the paper might suggest, despite having players like Magallon, Marquez, and Nacho Gonzalez, they are make true the old saying: “The best defense is a good offense”. When Leon stops attacking, they suffer. And to prove this is that 4-0 they put on Morelia… Maybe you should stick to covering another sport… Or, learn a bit more about this one before you post something as senseless as this…