The first-leg Liga MX quarterfinals match between Monarcas Morelia and Leon will take place this Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (7:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Morelos. This Clausura 2016 series could be the least noteworthy between the four quarterfinals, yet, a good match-up is in place as both sides finished the tournament in great form.
Throughout the last seven weeks of the regular season, the media inundated their news outlets with Chivas of Guagalajara’s great run (6 wins and 1 tie). Meanwhile, Monarcas Morelia with their lower popularity quietly performed in outstanding manner earning a total of 28 points which had them ranked 6th to finish the season. In those last seven weeks, the team coached by Enrique Meza lost 1, but won a total of 6! That demonstrates Morelia’s great current form, and has them labelled as the dark-horse of this ‘liguilla’.
Like Monarcas, Club Leon is also under a streaky run in which they are undefeated in their past five games with 3 wins and 2 ties. The team coached by Luis Fernando Tena performed near the same manner throughout the Clausura 2016 and earned them 30 points to finish in 3rd. The ‘fiera’ is one of the leading candidates to reach the final due to their successful season, thus making them the favorite to win this series.
The second-leg of this series will be held in Leon on Saturday, May 14.
The Morelia vs Leon Liga MX quarterfinal will be televised on Azteca America at 7:00 PM Pacific.