La Gran Final of Apertura 2018 will finish with the second leg on Sunday, December 16th. Kickoff at Estadio Azteca is set for 7:30 p.m. EST / 4:30 p.m. PST. With a 0-0 score in the first leg, everything will come down to Sunday’s match.
Club América head into the final riding a 16 match unbeaten streak in league play. Las Águilas beat Pumas UNAM by an aggregate score of 7-2 in the semifinals (1-1 first leg, 6-1 second leg). In the quarterfinals, América advanced past Toluca with a 5-2 aggregate score. In the regular season, América finished in second place with 33 points and the highest scoring offense. Sunday’s match will be played at Estadio Azteca, where América is unbeaten in league play this tournament (7 wins and 5 draws).
Cruz Azul finished the regular season with 36 points and advanced past Querétaro and Monterrey to make the finals.
With Thursday night’s first leg of the final, América and Cruz Azul have faced off 60 times in short tournaments. América holds the series lead with 23 wins and 20 draws. Las Águilas have scored 60 goals against Cruz Azul and have conceded 41. América are unbeaten in the last 10 matches in the series with 5 wins and 5 draws.
In La Liguilla, the two clubs have played five series in short tournaments: 2 Quarterfinals, 2 Semifinals, and one Final. Las Águilas have won four of the five series, including the 2013 Clausura Final.
Apertura 2018 | Finals First Leg | América 0-0 Cruz Azul
Apertura 2018 | Cruz Azul 0-0 América
Clausura 2018 | América 2-1 Cruz Azul
Apertura 2017 | Quarterfinals Second Leg | América 0-0 Cruz Azul
Apertura 2017 | Quarterfinals First Leg | Cruz Azul 0-0 América
Copa MX AP17 | Round of 16 | América 1-0 Cruz Azul
Apertura 2017 | Cruz Azul 1-3 América
Clausura 2017 | América 2-0 Cruz Azul
Apertura 2016 | Cruz Azul 3-4 América
Clausura 2016 | América 3-3 Cruz Azul
Tournament: Liga MX Apertura 2018
Stage: Final (Second Leg)
Date: Sunday, December 16th
Time: 7:30 p.m. EST / 4:30 p.m. PST
Stadium: Estadio Azteca
Broadcast: Univision (USA), Televisa (MEX)