After a vibrant match against América, the rojiblancos became the second finalist of the Clausura 2023. In this sense, we tell you how to watch the Liga MX final, which will meet its champion in the Guadalajara vs. Tigres, to be played on Sunday, May 28 (the first leg must be completed beforehand).
The interesting thing about the semifinal games was that they were part of what is known as the classics: Monterrey vs. Tigers and America vs. Guadalajara.
Despite the fact that Monterrey finished the tournament at the top of the standings, they were unable to overcome seventh place. At the Estadio Universitario, Tigres created several scoring chances, but had to settle for a draw.
Already in the second leg, at the BBVA Stadium, Monterrey caused some opportunities that suggested that it would impose its local status, including a disallowed goal by Héctor Moreno, however, forcefulness did not arrive. On the other side, a well-knit play by Luis Quiñones from midfield was enough for Sebastián Córdova to score the only goal of the game, which meant Tigres’ first ticket to the final.
Regarding the other classic, América was in second place, while Guadalajara took third place overall. The first leg at Akron Stadium was back and forth, with clear chances for both teams. In the end, it was the Azulcrema who managed to score a goal in the 60th minute (Alejandro Zendejas).
The mission for the rojiblancos was almost impossible to accomplish in the Azteca Stadium, but they weren’t going to give up so easily. The first goal was scored by Ronaldo Cisneros, then came the American response with a dart from Diego Valdés.
A severe tackle from Álvaro Fidalgo caused the referee to show him the red card, so Guadalajara played with one more man from minute 64. At minute 76, Alan Mozo took advantage of a set piece to take the ball to the bottom of the goal and, at 88, Jesús Orozco Chiquete headed the last goal for Rebaño Sagrado, which represented their pass to the final.
When are the final matches played?
The Tiger vs. Guadalajara (first leg) will take place on Thursday, May 25 at 8:00 p.m. (Mexico time) at the Nuevo León University Stadium.
Then, the team led by Veljko Paunovic will open the doors of their home, the Akron Stadium, on Sunday, May 28, starting at 7:35 p.m. (Mexico), in order to meet the 2023 Clausura champion.
Where to see the grand finale?
Channel 5 will have the transmission of the first leg at the local level. In the United States, those interested can follow the match through TUDN, ViX and fuboTV.
The match Guadalajara vs. Tigres, which will define the champion once and for all, can be followed on Channel 7 and Channel 5, as well as TUDN, ViX and fuboTV in the United States.
If Guadalajara manages to define the Clausura 2023, it will add its 13th league title, which would put it on the same level as América, its staunch rival. In the same category, Tigres will look for its eighth star. Thus, the coin is in the air.