During Matchday 17, five spots remained open until the last minute. Finally, Atletico San Luis was the last team to qualify for the Liga MX 2021 Playoffs. While the best four teams qualified directly to the quarterfinals, the others will play a reclassification.
The last phase of the Apertura 2021 Liga MX will take place from November 20 to December 12, 2021. Here, check out the road to define the champions of the tournament, the format, dates, and how to watch each match in the US.
Liga MX 2021-22 Playoffs: Format
The best twelve teams of the regular season standings have qualified for the final phase. As we said earlier, the first four secured a quarterfinal spot, while sides seeded from five through twelve will have to take part in a preliminary, one-legged round. However, from the quarterfinals onwards, the series has home and away matches. The best-ranked teams will play the rematch at home.
Liga MX 2021-22 Playoffs: Teams
For the final phase of the Liga MX 2021 Playoffs, Club America, Atlas, Leon and Tigres UANL have qualified directly to the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Toluca, Puebla, Santos Laguna, Cruz Azul, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Pumas UNAM and Atletico San Luis earned spots for the preliminary round.
Liga MX 2021-22 Playoffs: Schedule and How to Watch in the US
Saturday, November 20
Santos Laguna 2-0 Atlético San Luis
Puebla 2-2 Guadalajara (6-5 after penalties)
Sunday, November 21
Toluca 1-2 Pumas UNAM
Cruz Azul 1-4 Monterrey
The first legs will be played on 24–25 November:
Pumas UNAM 0-0 Club America
Monterrey 0-0 Atlas
Puebla 1-2 Leon
Santos Laguna 1-2 Tigres UANL
The second legs will be played on 27–28 November:
Club America 1-3 Pumas UNAM (1-3 on aggregate)
Atlas 1-1 Monterrey (Atlas proceed after 1-1 on aggregate)
Leon 2-0 Puebla
Tigres UANL 1-0 Santos Laguna
The first legs will be played on 1-2 December.
Pumas UNAM vs Atlas
Tigres UANL 2-1 Leon
The second legs will be played on 4-5 December.
Atlas vs Pumas UNAM
Leon vs Tigres UANL
The Liga MX 2021 Apertura season will be carried by four major U.S. broadcast outlets: Univision networks TUDN and UniMas, ESPN Deportes, Telemundo and Fox Deportes.
Liga MX 2021 Playoffs: Bracket