Tigres and Monterrey will go head-to-head at El Volcan in Clasico 116 next weekend.
On paper, the game looks like a dead rubber. Both sides have already booked their place in the playoffs. But there’s more to it than that; the local rivals could yet face each other in the quarter-final of the Liguilla.
Fans of both sides will need to keep one eye on the events in Monterrey and another on what’s happening in Mexico City where America host Santos Laguna at the Azteca.
So, what needs to happen if we are to see a Clasico Regio in the Liguilla quarter-final? Any of the following scenarios would see the game become a reality:
- Tigres 0-0 Rayados, America 1-0 Santos
- Tigres 1-1 Rayados, America 1-0 Santos
- Tigres 2-2 Rayados, America 2-1 Santos
- Tigres 3-3 Rayados, America 3-2 Santos
- Tigres 4-4 Rayados, America 4-3 Santos
If either Tigres or Monterrey walk away with all three points, America win by two goals, Santos win by any score, or America vs Santos ends in a draw, we’ll have to wait until at least the semi-finals to see a repeat of last season’s showpiece.
The Clasico will already have finished by the time America kickoff, so fans will know whether or not the game is still a possibility.
Chaka Rodriguez will miss the weekend’s game through injury.