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Necaxa players celebrate after Mauro Quiroga scored in the first half against Atletico San Luis. (Photo by VICTOR CRUZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Necaxa, León eye top playoff seeds behind Santos

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Celaya wins to fill out Round of 16 bracket

Rayados claim top seed; Round of 16 taking shape

No. 1 Santos all but nails down top playoff seed

Santos Laguna has been in first place the majority of the season and its 10 wins leads the Liga MX. (Photo by Mauricio Salas/Jam Media/Getty Images)

By the Numbers: Liga MX statistics and trivia

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Mauro Quiroga of Necaxa celebrates after scoring against Atlas Quiroga scored a second an now leads the league with 11 goals. (Photo by ULISES RUIZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Necaxa, Santos share 1st as Liga MX hits stretch run

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Kevin Mercado leaps into Mauro Quiroga's arms after they teamed up for Necaxa's first goal in the team's 2-0 win over Atlas. (Photo by Refugio Ruiz/Getty Images)

Mauro Quiroga leads Necaxa back into first place

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First-place Santos travels to Morelia to take on the Monarcas to kick off Matchday 15 in Liga MX. (Photo by Manuel Guadarrama/Getty Images)

No. 1 Santos, No. 2 Necaxa in action on Kick-off Friday

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Necaxa fell out of the spot after a draw while Santos moved back to No. 1, a position it has become familiar with. (Photo by Oscar Meza/Jam Media/Getty Images)

Necaxa slips, trades places with resurgent Santos

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Henry Martin points to his teammates at the bench after scoring the tying goal at Necaxa in minute 87 (Photo by Cesar Gomez/Jam Media/Getty Images)

10-man America steals point at Necaxa with late goal

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Roger Martinez is pursued by Necaxa defenders Brayan Beckeles (left) and Ventura Alvarado of Necaxa during a Copa MX match last season. (Photo by Mauricio Salas/Jam Media/Getty Images)

Necaxa-América clash tops appetizing Saturday slate

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Necaxa striker Mauro Quiroga of Necaxa races back to the midfield circle with the ball after scoring against Morelia on Matchday 13. (Photo by Cesar Gomez/Jam Media/Getty Images)

Power Rankings: Necaxa must prove it belongs at top

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Orbelín Pineda celebrates after scoring Cruz Azul's fourth goal in his team's 5-2 win over América. (Photo by Mauricio Salas/Jam Media/Getty Images)

Liga MX look-back: Matchday 13 unlucky for some

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Mauro Quiroga kisses the ball after scoring the tying goal against Tijuana in a Matchday 8 contest. (Photo by Oscar Meza/Jam Media/Getty Images)

Can Necaxa stay in the race for the top seed?

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The official ball of the Liga MX. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)

Liga MX poised to deliver fantastic finish

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Mauro Quiroga salutes the crowd celebrates after scoring. (Photo by Jam Media/Getty Images)

Rayos striker Quiroga is lightning in a bottle

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Edwin Cardona and Pachuca enjoyed a fabulous week, winning twice and climbing into playoff contention. (Photo by Jaime Lopez/Jam Media/Getty Images)

Power Rankings: Pachuca rising up the ranks

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Jonathan Rodriguez (left) and Orbelín Pineda of Cruz Azul can't believe what's happening with the Cementeros. (Photo by Mauricio Salas/Jam Media/Getty Images)

Midweek Matchday shakes out the Liga MX tree

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Mauro Quiroga leaps into the arms of Rodrigo Noya (right) after scoring Necaxa's first goal against Querétaro in their Matchday 11 fixture. (Photo by Cesar Gomez/Jam Media/Getty Images)

Rayos survive Gallos fightback, return to top spot

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Querétaro coach Victor Manuel Vucetich did not help matters by contrasting the brawl at the San Luis-Querétaro match with a deadly drug cartel gun battle. (Photo by Mauricio Salas/Jam Media/Getty Images)

Matchday 11: Gallos put out welcome mat for Rayos

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Santos Laguna has been consistently good on both offense and defense this season. (Photo by Cesar Gomez/Jam Media/Getty Images)

Week 10: Familiar faces – Santos, León – share top spot

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Ismael Sosa starred for Leon against Necaxa, recording a hat trick to lead his team to a 4-2 win. (Photo by VICTOR CRUZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Road warriors Leon, Santos show off offensive firepower

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Angel Mena and Leon aim to win their fourth straight against Necaxa. (Photo by GUSTAVO BECERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Necaxa-León clash could provide plenty of fireworks

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Necaxa defender Fernando Meza rises above León's José Iván Rodríguez during their Clausura 2019 match. (Photo by Oscar Meza/Jam Media/Getty Images)

Liga MX: Matchday 10 offers three Top 7 clashes

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Necaxa went to Monterrey and stunned the Rayados, earning consideration for the top spot in our Power Rankings. (Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Power Rankings: Three-way tie hints at thrilling race

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LEON, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 04: A view of the trophy pior the Final match between Leon and Chivas as part of the Copa MX Apertura 2015 at Leon Stadium on November 04, 2015 in Leon, Mexico. (Photo by Leopoldo Smith/LatinContent via Getty Images)

Copa MX: ‘El Maestro’ teaches ‘El Jefe’ a lesson

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Cristopher Trejo, left, put the icing on the cake for Atlas, scoring a golazo against Memo Ochoa and the Aguilas. (Photo by Oscar Meza/Jam Media/Getty Images)

Week 8: Idle Santos unmoved; Necaxa, Atlas up

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

Liga MX at the FIFA break: Numbers

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