It was always going to come down to this. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, the Estadio BBVA Bancomer is the place to be on Sunday when Monterrey host rivals Tigres in the second leg of the Liga MX Final.
For both Monterrey and Tigres, this game assumes colossal proportions. This is the biggest Clasico Regio in the history and one that, no doubt, will be talked about for years to come.
But this game is more than that. Rarely do we get the two best Liga MX teams square off in a final. During the regular season, Monterrey and Tigres finished top two in the league table and boast of arguably the most well-constructed sides in the whole league.
Stylistically, they also offer contrasting ways of seeing the game. On one side you have Monterrey’s constant pressing and long-ball approach. On the other hand, you have a more elaborate Tigres side, who like to play from the back and play a more possession-based style of fútbol. This makes for what should be a captivating match no matter what side of the fandom spectrum you are.
Indeed, 90 minutes (maybe 120?) separate us from the new Liga MX champion. Will it be Monterrey or will it be Tigres? Will it be Aviles Hurtado or will it be Andre-Pierre Gignac? Will it be the Pandilla or Los Incomparables? This has all the ingredients to be a classic, an unmissable match, and one that will undoubtedly make history.
Date: Sunday, December 10
Time: 4:00pm Pacific, 6:00pm Central, 7:00pm Eastern
Venue: Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Monterrey, Mexico
TV: Univision (US - Spanish), Univision Deportes Network (US- Spanish), SKY Planeta Fútbol (Mexico), Sky HD (Mexico), Canal 5 Televisa (Mexico), TDN (Mexico)
Streaming: fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription)