MEXICO CITY (AP) – The champion Cruz Azul will debut his crown in primetime when he receives Mazatlán in a clash for the first date of Apertura 2021. The tournament will get underway with the clash between Querétaro and América, reported Wednesday by Liga MX night.
The Machine will face the Mazatlan team on Monday July 26 at the Azteca stadium, a commitment with which the first day comes to an end, which starts on Thursday night 22 when the Gallos Blancos host the Eagles. in La Corregidora.RELATED
Local soccer leaders announced the full tournament schedule at halftime of the Mexican team’s game against Panama, a recently created initiative proposed by the new president of Liga MX, Mikel Arriola.
Among the most attractive matches, the classic between América and Chivas stands out, which will be held on the tenth date, September 25.
In addition, the Machine, which last tournament ended a drought of almost 24 years without a league title with the ninth crown in its history, will face the Eagles on October 31 at the Azteca.
The classic of the northern city of Monterrey between Rayados and Tigres is scheduled for September 19 at the BBVA stadium, while the duel between teams from the western Guadalajara, Chivas and Atlas, will be played on October 2 at Akron.
In addition to announcing the matches, the local soccer leaders also confirmed that the play-off will continue for the third consecutive tournament. The initiative was born after ending last year’s Clausura early due to the pandemic and as a way to add matches that were pending in television contracts.
Liga MX also announced that the Apertura will include three double dates in August, September and October to allow players to participate with the national team that will seek their qualification to the Qatar World Cup 2022.
The agency also reported that spectator access to stadiums will continue to be governed by the health and government authorities of each state.