Goaaaaaaal! The semi-finals of Liga MX’s 2016 Apertura tournament kick off on Nov. 30, with Club Leon taking on Tigres UANL. The action is going to be red-hot so don’t miss a single second! Click to watch.
It’s the first of two matches between Club Leon and Tigres UANL. Leon will be gracious hosts, as they welcome their Liga MX rivals to Estadio Leon in beautiful Guanajuato, Mexico. Gaining the upper hand is critical, so expect both teams to bring it when the match kicks off at 9:36 PM EST.
Sports fans eager to see this soccer clash can watch online via Univision Deportes Network. CLICK HERE TO WATCH LEON VS. TIGRES UANL LIVE STREAM. For those who don’t have Univision Deportes Network on their cable package, they can watch via fuboTV (free trial available HERE)
A brief explanation: each Liga MX season, the organization holds two tournaments Apertura, which starts in the summer; and Clausura, which starts in the winter. This is the semifinals of the Apertura 2016, which began on July 15, and will crown a champ on Dec. 11. After a short holiday break, it all starts again, with Torneo Clausura kicking off on Jan. 6, 2017.
Leon — aka Club Leon aka Los Panzas Verdes (The Green Bellies) or Los Esmeraldas (The Emeralds) have won the Primera División title seven times, most recently in 2014. They’re also the second Liga MX team to win back-to-back championships, taking Apertura 2013 and Clausura 2014. After spending some year relegated to the lower leagues, Leon is back in contention, hoping to win another tournament title.
Club de Futbol Tigres de la Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, or Tigres UANL, has also won the Liga MX title, taking hope the title four times – most recently, winning Apertura 2015. The long name is for a reason, as the team is the official squad of the public university of the Mexican federal entity (aka state) of Nuevo Leon.
While one might think that a club with Leon in their title would be the arch enemy of Club Leon, Tigres UANL are actually the rivals of fellow Liga MX club, Monterrey. Tigres and Monterrey meet for Clasico Regiomontano often, with Monterey having won the May 2016 encounter. Will they win this match with Leon or will the Emeralds be golden in this first match of the semis?
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