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On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (5:00 PM Pacific) the start to the Liga MX Clausura 2016 ‘liguilla’ will commence when Tigres UANL host Monterrey at the Estadio Universitario. This game will give fans the perfect way to begin the playoffs as this ‘Clasico Regiomontano’ will be filled with a great atmosphere both on and off the field.

Tigres UANL secured the last playoff seed last weekend when they defeated Cruz Azul, allowing them to jump into 8th place. The team coached by Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferretti will attempt to begin their course toward defending their championship title as just last season his team became Apertura 2015 champions. Tigres has been unable to win any of the past three playoff series when facing Monterrey, yet this Wednesday night’s game will be a good opportunity for them to reach for such objective.

Rayados of Monterrey finished the season in 1st place with an outstanding 37 points and a league leading 38 goals. The team coached by Antonio Mohamed is a big favorite to not only win this quarterfinal, but also to reach the final and win it. Monterrey has demonstrated good performances throughout the semester, and the two titles under Mohamed indicate that they may be on track for a huge reward.

This ‘Clasico Regiomontano‘ will be the first in the playoffs since the Clausura 2013 quarterfinals. The series is attractive as both sides have great talent in their roster, and because this rivalry could be the most exciting presently in Mexican soccer.

Where to Watch

The Tigres vs Monterrey first-leg quarterfinal will be broadcast at 5:00 PM Pacific:

Watch Live Online Stream: FuboTV

TV Schedule: Univision Deportes