Liga MX 2021 finally started after a month of absence. The Mexican tournament returned with a lot of entertaining matches, and we're already seeing that the route to the title will be full of obstacles for any team in the league. After the 14th round, Cruz Azul remain atop of the league with an amazing winning streak.

A new tournament started with teams that will try to dethrone León at any cost, but the job won’t be easy for them. Plenty of teams will try to lift the trophy this season, but first they need to qualify for the Liga MX Playoffs after the 17 rounds of the regular season.

The new Guard1anes Tournament 2021 started on January 8, with 18 teams fighting for the most coveted trophy in Mexican soccer. It’s time to go through the schedule, the format of the competition, the matchdays and the key dates for Liga MX 2021. 

Liga MX 2021 Format 

The 2021 Liga MX tournament will have 17 rounds. As it happened in the 2020 tournament, 12 teams will make the playoffs, with eight teams playing to make it to the quarter-finals, where the top-4 seeded squads will be waiting. 

Four play-in games will take place before we enter the last-8 round, where the real tournament will begin. Last season, these play-in games provided very good games with some surprises that lifted the level of competition. 

When did the Liga MX 2021 start?

The league started on January 8, with a three-game slate. The first matchday is gone now and we're ready to continue this tournament and all the emotions it will bring to all the fans not only in México but the U.S. and the rest of the world.  

Liga MX 2021 Schedule 

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Liga MX 2021 Results

Matchday 1:

Puebla 1 Chivas 1
Tijuana 0 Pumas 0
Mazatlán 3 Necaxa 2
Atlas 0 Monterrey 2
Tigres 2 León 0
América 2 Atlético San Luis 1
Toluca 3 Querétaro 1
Santos Laguna 1 Cruz Azul 0
Pachuca 1 Juárez 1

Matchday 2:

Necaxa 1 Atlético San Luis 0
Juárez 0 Tijuana 0
Chivas 1 Toluca 1
Cruz Azul 0 Puebla 1
Monterrey 1 América 0
Pumas 3 Mazatlán 0
Santos Laguna 2 Tigres 0
Querétaro 1 Atlas 0
León 0 Pachuca 0

Matchday 3:

Atlético San Luis 3 Chivas 1
Puebla 0 Tijuana 1
Mazatlán 0 Santos Laguna 0
Atlas 0 Tigres 2
Toluca 2 Necaxa 0
Querétaro 2 Pumas 0
Pachuca 0 Cruz Azul 1
América 1 Juárez 0

Matchday 4:

Tigres 1 Necaxa 1
Mazatlán 1 Pachuca 0
Chivas 1 Juárez 2
Cruz Azul 4 Querétaro 1
Tijuana 3 Toluca 2
Pumas 0 Atlas 0
Santos Laguna 0 América 0
León 3 Atlético San Luis 1
Puebla 0 Monterrey 0

Matchday 5:

Atlético San Luis 2-2 Tijuana
Querétaro 3-1 Pachuca
Necaxa 0-2 Cruz Azul
Atlas 1-1 Santos Laguna
América 1-0 Puebla
Monterrey 1-0 Pumas
Toluca 4-1 Mazatlán
León 1-3 Chivas

Matchday 6: 

Puebla 4-0 Juárez 
Tijuana 2-0 León 
Mazatlán 0-3 Atlético San Luis 
Chivas 2-2 Necaxa 
América 2-1 Queretaro 
Toluca 1-0 Pumas UNAM 
Santos Laguna 1-0 Monterrey 
Pachuca 0-1 Atlas 
Tigres UANL 0-2 Cruz Azul

Matchday 7: 

Atlético San Luis 1-0 Santos Laguna 
Necaxa 1-1 Monterrey 
Juárez 1-0 Mazatlán 
Cruz Azul 3-2 Toluca 
Atlas 3-0 América 
Pumas UNAM 0-1 León 
Querétaro 1-1 Puebla 
Tigres UANL 3-2 Tijuana 
Pachuca 1-1 Guadalajara

Matchday 8:

Atlético San Luis 2-2 Tigres UANL
Puebla 1-0 Necaxa
Mazatlán 3-0 Querétaro 
Toluca 0-0 Atlas
América 2-0 Pachuca 
León 0-1 Cruz Azul
Monterrey 1-1s Tijuana 
Santos 3-2 Juárez
Guadalajara 2-1 Pumas

Matchday 9:

Atlas 3-1 Atlético San Luis
Tigres 0-1 Toluca
León 1-2 Puebla
Juárez 1-6 Monterrey
Querétaro 2-2 Guadalajara
Cruz Azul 1-0 Mazatlán
Tijuana 0-2 América
Necaxa 2-2 Pachuca
Pumas 1-0 Santos
 

Matchday 10:

Atlético San Luis 0-0 Toluca
Puebla 1-1 Tigres
Atlas 2-0 Juárez
América 2-1 León
Monterrey 2-1 Querétaro
Mazatlán 1-1 Guadalajara
Santos 3-1 Necaxa
Pumas 0-1 Cruz Azul
Pachuca 2-1 Tijuana

Matchday 11:

Puebla 0 Altas 1
Juárez 1 Pumas 1
Tigres 1 Mazatlán 2
Cruz Azul 1 Monterrey 0
Tijuana 0 Santos Laguna 1
Toluca 0 Pachuca 2
Querétaro 2 Atlético San Luis 1
Chivas 0 Club América 3
León 3 Necaxa 1

Matchday 12: 

Pachuca 1-0 Tigres
Necaxa 1-0 Juárez
Mazatlán 0-1 América
Atlético San Luis 0-1 Pumas
Cruz Azul 3-2 Atlas
Tijuana 3-1 Querétaro
Toluca 4-4 Puebla
Santos Laguna 1-2 León

Matchday 13:

Puebla 3 Mazatlán 1
Juárez 0 Cruz Azul 1
Atlas 1 Tijuana 0
Club América 2 Necaxa 1
Monterrey 2 Atlético San Luis 0
Pumas 2 Pachuca 2
Chivas 1 Santos Laguna 1
Querétaro 0 Tigres 1
León 2 Toluca 1

Matchday 14:

Necaxa 0 Pumas 1
Juárez 2 Atlético San Luis 1
Atlas 1 León 3
Cruz Azul 1 Chivas 0
Tigres 1 América 3
Toluca 1 Monterrey 2
Querétaro 1 Santos Laguna 0
Tijuana 2 Mazatlán 3
Pachuca 1 Puebla 3

Liga MX 2021 Key Dates 

As it happens every single season, we’ll have a series of matches that gets more attention than the rest. Every major derby is taking part in this tournament, starting with the biggest one of all between Chivas and América. 

Chivas vs Pumas: Matchday 8 (Sunday, February 28)

Chivas v America: Matchday 11 (Sunday, March 14)

Tigres v América: Matchday 14 (Saturday, April 10)

America vs Cruz Azul: Matchday 15 (Saturday, April 17)

Tigres v Monterrey: Matchday 16 (Saturday, April 24)

Atlas vs Chivas: Matchday 16 (Saturday, April 24)

Pumas vs America: Matchday 17 (Sunday, May 2)

Liga MX 2021 Playoffs 

The Liga MX 2021 playoffs will take place May 8 and 9, with four matches taking place on those dates. The play-in games will be played a couple of days before the start of the last-8 round, which will be on May 12 and 13 for the first leg and May 15 and 16 for the second leg. 

The semifinals will be played on May 19, 20 and May 22, 23. The first game of the final will be played on May 27 while the second game of the series will take place three days later, finishing the season on May 30.