It's a double derby weekend as two city battles commence in Liga MX Round 12.
Club America, who qualified for the Liga MX Apertura Liguilla, or playoffs, with a 2-0 victory over Veracruz on Wednesday, hit the road to take on Cruz Azul in another grand display of the Clasico Joven.
It's only the third week of the Liga MX Clausura and we've arrived at the season's most anticipated matchup.
For the first time since hoisting the Apertura title high into the Mexico City sky, Club Leon return to Estadio Azteca to face Club America, less than a month after Leon dismantled America on the way to winning their first title since 1992.
Club America enter the Liga MX Apertura playoffs with the league's best record, but ten players from their side are just returning from New Zealand, after having to go to the other side of the world to help Mexico qualify for the World Cup.
Staring down the barrel at Club America in their Liguilla quarterfinal match-up is a Tigres UANL side that pipped Chiapas to the final playoff spot on goal differential, but are not to be taken lightly.
Club America continued its dominance of the Apertura with a 3-1 victory over Puebla. A victory for the visitors would have put them just one point out of the playoff spots but there was nothing DaMarcus Beasley or Michael Orozco could do about Rubens Sambueza.
After ten rounds, no team is undefeated, as Club America suffered their first loss of the season to Santos Laguna on Friday evening. The result allowed Morelia to leap-frog the Mexico City club into first place, following a 1-0 victory against floundering Pumas UNAM.
Home or away, clear or rainy skies, it doesn't seem to matter to Club America. They just keep on winning.
In the Clasico Capitalino on Monday night, taking place in the pouring rain of Mexico City, America routed Pumas UNAM on the road, 4-1, keeping their undefeated record so far in the 2013 Apertura season in Liga MX.
In front of his home fans at Estadio Azteca, Miguel Layun put in the performance of a lifetime.
The Club America right back played the kind of game fullbacks dream of, scoring all four goals in America's 4-1 romp over Santos Laguna. While three of the four came from inside the box, Layun's second was a sensational 45-yard chip on a first-touch half-volley with the goalkeeper way off his line.
Liverpool are in hot pursuit of Mexico left-back Miguel Layun, according to Mexican newspaper Fichajes. The 26-year old - who currently plays his football at Club America - has been another player who has shone on the World Cup stage following a string of impressive performances for Mexico in Brazil.
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It is a little too early to start with predictions for the quarterfinal seedings,although we do already have a major potential upset on the cards: defending champ, six-time regional tournament winner and three-time CCL finalist, Cruz Azul is no longer in control of its destiny in Group 6, after losing to Chorrillo FC in Panama.
Joe Corona may not have helped Club Tijuana avoid a second straight defeat to start the season, but he likely helped his cause for more starts with a strong performance.
Corona helped set up a penalty kick for Tijuana that marked the opener in their visit to Club America on Saturday, but Xolos conceded twice in the second half en route to sufferinga 2-1 loss that dropped them to 0-2 in the Apertura campaign.
Atletico Madrid has signed Club America striker Raul Jimenez to a six-year deal according to the Spanish press. An official announcement from both clubs will be made on Wednesday and the player is rumored to be on his way to Madrid to be unveiled to Atletico supporters.
The reigning champions of La Liga has reportedly paid a fee of£8.
Reports have surfaced in Spain linking Club America striker Raul Jimenez with a move to Atletico Madrid.
Atletico's manager Diego Simeone is intent on improving his side's scoring options before the summer transfer window closes and the club have reportedly tabled a bid for the Mexican goal scorer, who is now considering his options.
After Wednesday evening's thrilling 2-2 draw between Mexico and the USA, players return to their clubs this weekend to compete in Week 14 of the Liga MX. There are just four games remaining, and the battle for both playoff places and top flight survival appears to be going to the wire.
Daniel Luduena scored a brace as Pumas UNAM beat Club America 3-1 in the Clasico Capitalino.
The Argentinian opened the scoring in the seventh minute with a well-taken goal. Javier Cortez drifted in from the right-wing and laid a perfectly weighted pass into the path of Luduena, who used his instep to bend a shot past Munoz in the America net.
If Mexico qualifies for the World Cup, they'll do it without their European-based stars.
On Friday evening, Mexico National Team head coach Miguel Herrera announced his 23-man squad for the World Cup playoff matches against New Zealand, featuring only domestic-based players including 10 players from Herrera's club side, Club America.