Wikimedia - Anthnkn

The first-leg Liga MX semifinal between Leon and Pachuca will be held this Thursday, May 19, 2016 (6:06 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Leon. This sibling rivalry will be a high caliber encounter where Pachuca is slightly favored to win the series and reach the Clausura 2016 final.

The ‘liguilla’s’ top four ranked teams reached the semifinals where Monterrey (#1) faces Club America (#4), and Pachuca (#2) clashes with Club Leon (#3). While the America vs Monterrey series is the most noteworthy of the two semifinals, Leon and Pachuca promise to entertain as both of these teams have performed consistently well throughout the regular season and into the playoffs.

The team coached by Luis Fernando Tena reached the semifinals after a difficult series against Monarcas Morelia which they won with a 5-2 aggregate score. Players like Mauro Boselli and Elias Hernandez are in pristine form, and they could be the difference makers on Thursday night in favor of a Leon win.

On the other hand, ‘tuzos’ of Pachuca understand that they are favorites to win this series and reach the final after performing in outstanding manner for the entire season. The team coached by Diego Alonso reached the semifinals after defeating Santos Laguna in dramatic fashion with a 4-3 aggregate score. Nonetheless, the ‘tuzos’ will look to earn a good score in Leon which will allow them to enter the second-leg on Sunday in good condition.

Where to Watch the Leon vs Pachuca Semifinal

The Leon vs Pachuca first-leg semifinal will be broadcast at 6:06 PM Pacific:

Watch Live Stream Online: NBC Deportes En Vivo
TV Schedule: NBC Universo