As the season comes to a close and Liguilla approaches, certain storylines are beginning to emerge that could have a lasting impact going into the playoffs. Here are my three things for Jornada 13.
Chivas with unfinished business. Even without some of their crucial players, Chivas Femenil once again went toe-to-toe with Liga MX Femenil powerhouse Tigres during Week 13. What could potentially be another finals faceoff started off strong for Tigres, who found their first clear opportunity with a penalty kick in the 30th minute that was converted by Nancy Antonio. Still, Chivas continues to have unfinished business against the reigning champions and Licha Cervantes’ late equalizer demonstrates the work that Chivas knows is yet to be done not just in the playoffs but in the race for the title as well.
Monterrey peaking at the right time. Going up against a team at the bottom of the table usually presents a chance to gain some confidence but Rayadas’ 6-1 victory over Necaxa was a good start to this final stretch of the season. With a brace from Aylin Avilez and a hat trick from Desiree Monsivais, Monterrey under Espejo is finally finding the appropriate balance between veterans and promising young talent, a strength in depth that will prove useful as they enter playoff mode.
Santos is very close to making history. Despite losing against Toluca last week, Santos bounced back with a 2-0 victory over Pumas, securing the fourth spot in the current standings and are now mathematically one more victory away from qualifying to the Liguilla for the very first time. Cinthya Peraza has been in incredible form this season with total goals while even players like Mariela Jimenez with only two goals this season, show a level of composed confidence when given a chance in front of goal.