América, the club most affected by the RepechageHalf time
The much criticized repechage that was established in mid-2020 in the mexican soccer will disappear for him Opening Tournament 2023as a measure to improve competition, reported this Tuesday the executive president of Liga MX, Mikel Arriola.
The controversy that this format generated was mainly focused on the great window of opportunity that it gives all the clubs to qualify for the leaguesince in addition to the four direct tickets to the quarterfinals, 14 teams have the possibility of fighting for the eight places that the play-off.
That is to say, the first 12 places in the general table, without taking into account the number of points added in the regular phase, have the option of becoming champions, regardless of whether a team like Necaxa in the Opening 2022 he registered 19 units, just 37 percent of the units disputed.
Of the 18 institutions of the Highest Circuit, the America club He is the only one who does not know about this instance, since he has managed to qualify directly for the Liguilla in the five seasons, however, he has also been the most affected by this model, which was instituted due to the economic problems brought by the pandemic. at the beginning of 2020.
Despite this considerable advantage and in the absence of what happens in the Clausura 2023, there is a team that contrasts with the Eagles, and that after five seasons under this modality has not taken advantage. The Xolos of Tijuana They have not been able to finish in the top 12, having their best participation in Guard1anes 2021, where they finished in 14th place with 20 points.
Until FC Juárez, Mazatlán FC and the Gallos Blancos They have already managed to seal their ticket to reclassification on one occasion, although none of the cases managed to reach the Quarterfinals.
Which clubs got the most out of the Repechage?
In five tournaments that this format has been used, two clubs have come close to becoming champions by reaching the final from the repechage: Saints in the Guard1anes 2021season count fell on the field of the Azteca Stadium against Blue CrossY Toluca in the past Opening 2022, losing resoundingly to Pachuca.
America, the team most affected by the playoffs
Chivas in the Guard1anes 2020, the Tuzos in the Guard1anes 2021 and the Pumas in the Apertura 2021, managed to advance to the semifinals, coincidentally leaving Club América on the way to the quarterfinals. The three ran over him, despite the fact that the Eagles they came as favorites to their respective series.
It is worth mentioning that the Coapa team has been the only one in the five playoff campaigns that has qualified directly for the Liguilla. In Apertura 2021 and Apertura 2022 as overall leader, in Guard1anes 2020 as the third best team, in Guard1anes 2021 in second place and in Clausura 2022 in fourth position.