For the first matchday of the new tournament, Club América will visit Aguascalientes to face Necaxa on Sunday, July 22, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern / 6:00 p.m. Pacific at the Estadio Victoria. Miguel Herrera’s squad searches for their first win in the opening match of the tournament to start off on the right foot.
Las Águilas head into the match after going unbeaten in six preseason matches, including a 1-1 draw with Manchester United in Phoenix, AZ. In the Clausura 2018 tournament, the squad finished second in the regular season and made it to the semifinals of La Liguilla.
Los Rayos of Necaxa head into Apertura 2018 after failing to qualify for La Liguilla in Clausura 2018, finishing in 11th place. The Aguascalientes-based squad won 4 matches, drew 10, and lost 3, good for 22 points. Despite not making La Liguilla, Necaxa won the Copa MX crown as well as Supercopa MX.
América and Necaxa have played 37 times in short tournaments, with 18 matches going in favor of América, and 8 draws. In the last 20 matches between the clubs, América have won 10 and drawn 4. The most recent battle at the Estadio Victoria ended in a 1-1 draw.
Clausura 2018 | Necaxa 1-1 América
Apertura 2017 | América 0-1 Necaxa
Clausura 2017 | América 1-0 Necaxa
Semifinal Vuelta | Apertura 2016 | América 2-0 Necaxa
Semifinal Ida | Apertura 2016 | Necaxa 1-1 América
Apertura 2016 | Necaxa 1-1 América
Copa MX | Clausura 2013 | América 3-1 Necaxa
Copa MX | Clausura 2013 | Necaxa 1-4 América
Clausura 2011 | Necaxa 1-0 América
Apertura 2010 | América 1-1 Necaxa
Tournament: Apertura 2018
Date: Sunday, July 22
Time: 9:00 p.m. Eastern / 6:00 p.m. Pacific
TV: Televisa (Mexico)