Liga MX at the FIFA break: Numbers

Leon fans have had plenty to cheer the past two seasons. (Photo by Leopoldo Smith/Getty Images)
Leon fans have had plenty to cheer the past two seasons. (Photo by Leopoldo Smith/Getty Images) /

Here are a number of interesting stats after eight matchdays in the Apertura 2019.

Leagues around the world have shut down (well … most of them. We’re looking at you MLS!) so that national teams can take center stage. The same is true in Mexico where the Liga MX is off until the Independence Day Weekend while El Tri spends 10 days in the United States where Team Mexico will face the U.S. (Sept. 6) and Argentina (Sept. 10).

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This break allows us to sift through the numbers of the Liga MX through eight weeks, and take a closer look at what’s been happening during the Apertura 2019. Even a quick glance at the standings reveals several surprises: Querétaro is on top of the table with 17 points and Necaxa is in fourth place with 14 points. At the same time, Cruz Azul has just 2 wins and is mired in 11th place, while the Chivas find themselves near the basement in both the league table (15th place) and the relegation standings (18th place).

Without further ado, here are some quick highlights in numbers:


Goals scored by Pachuca Saturday, the first time the Tuzos had been shut since Week 12 of the Clausura 2019 and the first time they failed to score at home in 21 matches.


Toluca’s record in their past 13 road games

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The Rayados have been atrocious away from the comforts of Estadio BBVA Bancomer, losing 7 of their past 8 road games including a stunning 1-0 loss at FC Juárez Sunday.  (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images) /


Monterrey’s record in their past eight road games


The average number of goals per game for Santos, the best in Liga MX. Santos is second in the league with 16 goals, but they’ve only played 7 games, thus the better scoring average.


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José Luis Sánchez Solá, aka “Chelís,” was fired by Puebla. The Camoteros have gone 1-2-0 since he was fired. (Photo by Alfredo Lopez/Jam Media/Getty Images) /

The number of coaching changes: José Luis Sánchez Solá (Puebla) and Javier Torrente (Morelia) were fired after Matchday 5, while Enrique Meza resigned from the Veracruz job after Matchday 7. This morning, Cruz Azul dismissed Pedro Caixinha


Straight games without a loss for the Tigres, the longest current streak in Liga MX. However, the Tigres also have four consecutive ties


Necaxa’s record in their past 10 home games

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Maximiliano Salas has delighted fans at Estadio Victoria where Necaxa is undefeated in its last 10 matches. Salas is tied for the league lead with 6 goals. (Photo by VICTOR CRUZ/AFP/Getty Images) /


Straight games against León without a loss for the Tigres. The two teams played a rematch of the Clausura 2019 Final on Saturday with the game ending in a 1-1 draw.


Straight games with at least one goal for Atlas, the only Liga MX team that has not been shut out yet this season


Consecutive games without a home loss for the Tigres after their 1-1 tie against León


Goals scored by Querétaro through eight games, more goals than the Gallos Blancos scored in the Clausura 2019 (11)


Goals scored by Necaxa, the most in Liga MX


Straight games in which Veracruz has given up a goal. The Tiburones have not pitched a shut-out since a scoreless draw against the Chivas on Matchday 5 of the Clausura 2019