Monarcas vs Toluca
Friday 8:30 pm E/ 7:30 pm C/
5:30 pm PSantos vs Veracruz
Friday 10:30 pm E/ 9:30 pm C/
7:30 pm P
Puebla vs Tijuana
Saturday 6:00 pm E/ 5:00 pm C/
3:00 pm P
Club América begins the season fresh off its 12th championship victory in the 2014 Torneo Apertura, where the team took the lead and kept it for most of the tournament before defeating Tigres UANL in a nail-biting final game at the Estadio Azteca. Coming in third and fourth place in the tournament wereClub Atlas and Toluca F.C., respectively. Champion Club América was the highest-scoring team in the tournament with 35 goals, followed by Club León with 29 goals and Tigres with 28 goals scored.
Among the highlights of the 2015 Torneo Clausura are new managers Gustavo Matosas (Club América); Juan Antonio Pizzi (Club León); Alfredo Tena(Monarcas Morelia); Diego Alonso (C.F. Pachuca); and José Guadalupe Cruz (Puebla F.C.).
Standing out among the many excellent players are Carlos Darwin Quintero, Cristian Pellerano, and Darío Benedetto playing for Club América; Marco Fabián and Isaac Brizuela playing for the Guadalajara Chivas; Mauro Cejas with Morelia; Matías Alustiza playing for Puebla F.C.; Emanuel “Tito” Villawith the Querétaro squadron; Yosgart Gutiérrez with Pumas de la UNAM; Pablo Barrera playing for C.F. Monterrey; Juan Pablo Rodríguez with Club Atlas; Dieter Villalpando playing for Tigres UANL; and Jesús Molina with Santos Laguna.
The regular phase of the tournament ends on May 10 and is followed by the Liguilla playoffs to be held between May 13 and 31. Tournament matches will be put on hold from March 27 to March 29 to accommodate official FIFA matches.
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