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Liga MX Clausura 2017 Playoff and Relegation Scenarios

With the conclusion of the regular season of Liga MX’s regular season phase of its Clausura 2017 tournament coming in Jornada 17, both the final playoff places and the team relegated from Liga MX have not been decided. Here is how the playoffs and relegation could shake out in the FMF’s top flight.

El Descenso 2017:

For the first time since the 2013-14 season, the newly promoted team will not be heading back down to the second tier (Ascenso MX). And unlike many years, the relegated team will not be known until after the Clausura’s final round.

Teams Already Safe for 2017-18 Season:

Club America, Tigres UANL, Monterrey, Toluca, Pachuca, Pumas UNAM, Chivas, Leon, Necaxa, Tijuana, Atlas, Santos Laguna, Queretaro, Cruz Azul, Puebla

Relegation Scenarios:

Chiapas are relegated WITH A:

  • LOSS or DRAW at Atlas
  • WIN at Atlas AND:
    • Morelia WIN at Monterrey
    • Veracruz WIN at Tijuana

 Morelia are relegated WITH A:

  • LOSS vs Monterrey AND:
    •  Chiapas WIN at Atlas
    • Veracruz WIN or DRAW at Tijuana
  • DRAW vs Monterrey AND
    • Chiapas WIN at Atlas

Veracruz are relegated WITH A:

  • LOSS at Tijuana AND
    • Chiapas WIN vs Atlas
    • Morelia WIN vs Monterrey
    • Combined goal difference of Veracruz LOSS + Chiapas WIN is +13 or more goals in favor of Chiapas

Playoff Scenarios:

Teams Already in La Liguilla:

Tijuana (28 pts, +7 Goal Difference (GD)), Monterrey (27 pts, +9 GD), Atlas (26 pts, +5 GD), Chivas (26 pts, +3 GD), Toluca (26 pts, +1 GD), Santos Laguna (25 pts, +5 GD)

Teams Eliminated from Liguilla Contention:

Puebla (13 pts), Chiapas (16 pts), Pumas UNAM (18 pts, -8 GD), Cruz Azul (18 pts, -2 GD)

Teams Still in Contention:

(7) Club America (24 pts, +1 GD), (8) Tigres UANL (22 pts, +10 GD), (9) Morelia (21 pts, +2 GD), (10) Pachuca (21 pts, -1 GD), (11) Veracruz (21 pts, -5 GD), (12) Leon (20 pts, -1 GD), (13) Necaxa (20 pts, -5 GD), (14) Queretaro (19 pts, -2 GD)

Playoff Clinching Scenarios:

Club America CLINCH a playoff berth WITH A:

  • WIN or DRAW vs Pachuca
  • LOSS vs Pachuca AND
    • Tigres UANL LOSS at Queretaro

Tigres UANL CLINCH a playoff berth WITH A:

  • WIN at Queretaro
  • DRAW at Queretaro AND
    • Club America WIN vs Pachuca
    • Morelia DRAW or LOSS vs Monterrey
    • Veracruz WIN at Tijuana by 16 or fewer goals
  • LOSS at Queretaro AND
    • Pachuca WIN at Club America by at least 2 goals.
    • Morelia LOSE or DRAW vs Monterrey
    • Veracruz LOSE or DRAW at Tijuana
    • One of Morelia and Pachuca FAILS TO WIN.

Morelia CLINCH a playoff berth WITH A:

  • WIN vs Monterrey AND
    • Queretaro WIN vs Tigres UANL
  • DRAW vs Monterrey AND
    • Tigres UANL LOSS at Queretaro by at least 9 goals

Pachuca CLINCH a playoff berth WITH A: 

  • WIN at Club America by at least 2 goals or 1 goal win w/ at least 5 goals scored
  • DRAW at Club America AND
    • Queretaro WIN vs Tigres UANL by at least 12 goals
    • (AND) Morelia LOSS vs Monterrey
    • (AND) Veracruz LOSS at Tijuana
    • (AND) Leon LOSS vs Cruz Azul

Veracruz CLINCH a playoff berth WITH A:

  • WIN at Tijuana AND
    • Queretaro DRAW or WIN vs Tigres UANL
    • Morelia LOSS vs Monterrey or Morelia are RELEGATED
  • DRAW at Tijuana AND
    • Chiapas DRAW or LOSE at Atlas
    • Queretaro WIN vs Tigres UANL
    • Morelia LOSS vs Monterrey (or Morelia relegation)
    • Leon DRAW or LOSS vs Cruz Azul
    • Necaxa DRAW or LOSS vs Chivas

Leon CLINCH a playoff berth WITH A:

  • WIN vs Cruz Azul AND
    • Queretaro WIN vs Tigres UANL
    • Morelia LOSS or DRAW vs Monterrey (or Morelia relegated)
    • Veracruz LOSS or DRAW at Tijuana (or Veracruz relegated)
    • Necaxa DRAW or LOSS vs Chivas

Necaxa CLINCH a playoff birth WITH A:

  • WIN vs Chivas AND
    • Queretaro WIN at Tigres UANL
    • Morelia LOSS or DRAW vs Monterrey (or Morelia relegation)
    • Veracruz LOSS or DRAW at Tijuana (or Veracruz relegation)
    • Leon DRAW or LOSS vs Cruz Azul

Queretaro CLINCH a playoff berth WITH A:

  • WIN vs Tigres UANL by 16 or more goals AND
    • Morelia LOSS or DRAW vs Monterrey (or Morelia relegated)
    • Pachuca DRAW vs Club America
    • Veracruz LOSS or DRAW at Tijuana (or Veracruz relegated)
    • Leon DRAW or LOSS vs Cruz Azul

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