Chivas can still somehow clinch Liguilla place next weekend


Blaise Bourgeois

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Just over a week ago, it appeared that Chivas’ chances of making the Liguilla were nearly impossible – especially given their run of form.

However, a pair of wins over Toluca and Querétaro and a string of results going their way means that Chivas are just two points behind eighth-placed Rayados heading into the final match of the season.

Their qualification would be without a doubt one of the greatest stories of the season and one of the most unlikely play-off teams in Liga MX history.

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In addition to defeating Veracruz at home after the FIFA international break, Chivas would need to see the following results go their way:

  • Rayados lose v Atlas OR Rayados draw AND Chivas defeat Veracruz by four or more goals
  • Xolos draw/loss v Club León
  • Pumas-Pachuca must finish in a draw OR Pachuca win AND Chivas make up massive goal difference (currently six).

It may be unlikely, but two weeks ago, Chivas and their supporters would not have believed they would have even the smallest chance to qualify.