Who needs Chivas vs America?! The biggest game on our domestic calendar – the Clasico Regio – is just three weeks away; this season’s installment is scheduled for 29th October at El Volcan.
Monterrey was on the cusp of the title last May, but a dramatic late winner from Victor Guzman denied them the chance to christen their new stadium with some silverware.
Since then, they’ve been on a downward slide. Out of their last 18 games they’ve managed just five wins, and they now sit in 13th place with 14 points.
According to new signing Ivan Piris, the players and fans are desperately hoping for an upswing in form ahead of the derby.
“There are two home games left this season,” he said. “But first we must go to Jaguares and win all three points”
“We’re thinking about it game-by-game. We hope to have more points by the time the Clasico comes around – it will help our mindset.” (Mediotiempo)
Rayados are in serious danger of missing out on the Liguilla. They are two points behind eight-placed Necaxa and are one of eight sides that are separated by just three points.