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Liga MX Week 8, 2016 Clausura, TV schedule and live stream

Week 8 in Liga MX officially kicks off on Friday with the winless Veracruz hosting Pumas UNAM at the Estadio Luis "Pirata Fuente.

Saturday, however, is the day that promises to steal all the headlines in Mexico, with a whopping seven games being played throughout the evening.

Two favorites for the title, Club America and Tigres, face off at the Estadio Universitario on Saturday. Both teams saw CONCACAF Champions League action during the midweek, but it's Las Aguilas who face the tougher tie.

Two red cards in the Clasico Joven mean they will be without Oribe Peralta and Darwin Quintero respectively, and Michael Arroyo will be unavailable due to personal reasons. Meanwhile, Dario Benedetto's status is still unknown, but it is likely the forward will be out through injury.

The brilliance of Andre-Pierre Gignac has long been one of the keys to Tigres success, but the Liga MX champions are more than that. How Club America cope with players like Jurgen Damm and Rafael Sobis will go a long way to deciding the match.

Earlier that day, league leaders Monterrey will face a tough trip to Mexico City to take on Cruz Azul. The Rayados have been excellent this season and promptly humiliated Veracruz 5-1 last week. Scoring five goals is always good for confidence, but they will surely have a tougher time getting the job done against the Cementeros.

Cruz Azul have lost only twice in 13 league games under manager Tomas Boy, and they will be extra motivated after stealing a point from Club America at the Estadio Azteca. This feels like the perfect moment for Cruz Azul to show their value against quality opposition.

Finally, the week will close on Sunday with the lowly Chivas being paired with Xolos de Tijuana at the Estadio Omnilife. As promised, Chivas manager Matias Almeyda benched a number of first-choice players at their game against Chiapas last week, but the resultant draw saw the Rebaño Sagrado go winless in their last ten league games.

Xolos de Tijuana have only one league defeat since Miguel "Piojo" Herrera replaced Ruben Omar Romano. Dayro Moreno has four goals in his last three games, and with Chivas' propensity for conceding goals at home, the Colombian will be desperate to produce in Zapopan.

Chivas will be striving for that precious first win, but when playing well, Miguel Herrera's side have plenty of firepower to boast about.

Below, you can find the full list of games and their time.

Week 8 Schedule (all times ET)

Friday 2/26

Veracruz vs. Pumas UNAM - Friday, 10:30 p.m., Univision Deportes Network and Univision Deportes En Vivo(Streaming) and fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription)

Saturday 2/27

Cruz Azul vs. Monterrey - Saturday, 6 p.m., Univision and Univision Deportes Network and Univision Deportes En Vivo(Streaming) and fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription)
Tigres vs. Club America - Saturday, 8 p.m., Univision Deportes Network and Univision Deportes En Vivo(Streaming) and fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription)
Santos Laguna vs. Puebla - Saturday, 8 p.m., TV Azteca
Leon vs. Chiapas - Saturday, 9:06 p.m., NBC Universo
Dorados vs. Atlas - Saturday, 10 p.m., ESPN Deportes and EstrellaTV
Toluca vs. Pachuca - Saturday, 10 p.m., Univision Deportes Network and Univision Deportes En Vivo(Streaming) and fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription)

Sunday 2/28

Chivas vs. Xolos de Tijuana - Sunday, 6 p.m., Unimas and Univision Deportes Network and Univision Deportes En Vivo(Streaming) and fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription)