Four teams are competing for a ticket to the final of the Apertura 2023 tournament. América, Tigres, Pumas and San Luis are the protagonists of the semifinals. Liga MX has published the dates and times for the round-trip matches of the tie. América, first in the regular tournament, faces a surprising Atlético de San Luis, on the verge of becoming the dark horse of the competition after knocking out Monterrey with a 2-1 victory on aggregate.
Tigres and Pumas face each other in a revenge duel for a place in the final. The university students come from overcoming the quarter-final tie against Chivas de Guadalajara. At the Olympic Stadium, César Huerta and Gabriel Fernández gave the final blow to those led by Veljko Paunovic and sent Pumas directly to the semifinals. Tigres, third in the Apertura 2023 tournament, eliminated Puebla thanks to a double from its historic scorer, André-Pierre Gignac, who gave the feline team the victory with an overall score of 5 to 2.
Liga MX semifinals: dates and times for the first legs
America – Atlético San Luis
The first leg between América and Atlético de San Luis will be played next Wednesday, December 6 at 9:00 p.m. The meeting will be at the Alfonso Lastras stadium, in the city of San Luis Potosí. Gustavo Leal could become the first technical director to lead the Potosí team to a final. Until a few months ago, he shared the bench with André Jardine, current coach of Club América. It will be the reunion of an old friendship. Jardine and Leal were part of the coaching staff that won Olympic gold for Brazil at the Tokyo 2020 Games. Just two weeks before the current tournament began, Jardine left San Luis to sign for Club América, leaving Gustavo Leal, his former assistant, became the boss of the Mexican Atleti.
The second leg of the semifinals will be played on Saturday, December 9 at 8:00 p.m. at the Azteca Stadium, in Mexico City. To advance to the next round, Atlético de San Luis needs to win on aggregate; The position in the table favors Club América, for which a draw is enough to reach the final of the Apertura 2023 tournament.
Pumas – Tigers
The second key of the semifinals will be played by Pumas and Tigres. The first leg will be played on Thursday, December 7 at 9:00 p.m. at the Olympic University stadium, home of the National University Club. Pumas defeated Tigres 2 to 1 on matchday 6 of the Apertura tournament with goals from Juan Ignacio Dinenno and Gabriel Fernández.
The second leg will be on Sunday, December 10 at the Universitario de Nuevo León stadium at 8:00 p.m. Pumas and Tigres have their own history in leagues. In 2015, Tigres took the title from the UNAM Pumas in the final of the Apertura tournament. The following year, Tigres eliminated the Auriazules again in the quarterfinals with an aggregate score of 7 to 2. Years later, Pumas took revenge and eliminated those led by Ricardo Ferretti in the quarterfinals of the Apertura 2018. It was the last time they faced each other in the league.
Where to watch the first legs of the semifinals?
The broadcast of the first leg between América and Atlético de San Luis will be carried out by ESPN, the pay TV platform, and Star +. Meanwhile, the first leg between Pumas and Tigres will be broadcast on Channel 5, TUDN and Vix, Televisa Univisión platforms.
Ticket prices for the Liga MX semifinals
Ticket sales for the first leg between América and Atlético de San Luis will be available from December 5 to 6 on the Súper Boletos page, at the El Dorado shopping center and at the Alfonso Lastras stadium ticket offices. Ticket prices range between 399 and 1,249 Mexican pesos:
- Red Cola Zone – 609 pesos
- Mobil – 609 pesos
- Tecate – 799 pesos
- Atleti – 799
- Steel Group -899
- Laboratory Area – 899
- Montezuma – 1,049
- Canel’s Zone – 1,249
Meanwhile, Pumas announced an exclusive pre-sale for Banco Mifel cardholders this December 5; The general sale will begin on Wednesday the 6th, one day before the game against Tigres. Tickets for the meeting in Ciudad Universitaria range between 250 and up to 650 Mexican pesos; These are official prices.
- North head 210 pesos
- Cauldron 350
- Ground floor 410
- Dovecote numbered 510
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