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How many Liga MX titles have Toluca, Pachuca won in the short-tournament era?

After last-four wins over América and Monterrey, respectively, Toluca and Pachuca will contest the Apertura 2022 final.

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After last-four wins over América and Monterrey, respectively, Toluca and Pachuca will contest the Apertura 2022 final.
Ulises NaranjoMEXSPORT

Toluca and Pachuca will fight it out for the trophy in the Liga MX’s Apertura 2022 final. Two sides who are not considered among Mexico’s biggest clubs, but whose silverware hauls belie that status, are looking to add another league title to their collections.

Toluca have more Liga MX championships than any other club in the short-tournament era - seven - while Pachuca are out to build on their six Mexican titles in the same period, in the process drawing level with Los Diablos Rojos and moving one ahead of Santos Laguna.

Toluca’s short-tournament titles

  • Verano 1998
  • Verano 1999
  • Verano 2000
  • Apertura 2002
  • Apertura 2005
  • Apertura 2008
  • Bicentenario 2010

Pachuca’s short-tournament titles

  • Invierno 1999
  • Invierno 2001
  • Apertura 2003
  • Clausura 2006
  • Clausura 2007
  • Clausura 2016
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Jorge MartinezMEXSPORT

Five final defeats each since ‘96

Both clubs have lost four finals since the 1996 inception of the short-tournament format, so Toluca will be playing in their 12th championship decider in the past 26 years, and Pachuca will be contesting their 11th. The two teams lead the list of the sides with the most appearances in short-tournament finals.

Apertura 2022 final: when, where?

Toluca will host the first leg of the final on Thursday 27 October, with kickoff at the Estadio Nemesio Díez scheduled for 8:06pm local time (9:06pm ET). The second leg, held at Pachuca’s Estadio Hidalgo, will be played at 7:06pm local time (8:06pm ET) on Sunday 30 October.

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