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Liga MX Clausura 2023 complete schedule: dates of the regular season and playoffs

With the Clausura competition getting underway on the first Friday in January at the Estadio Victoria, we look further ahead.

With the Clausura competition getting underway on the first Friday in January at the Estadio Victoria, we look further ahead.

Are you ready for the Liga MX Clausura 2023 tournament? Well, it’s coming whether you are or not so let’s get our calendars out (almost certainly a digital version for the majority of you) and mark down all the important fixtures over the coming months. It all begins on Friday 6 January.

Liga MX Clausura 2023

First up for us in the 2023 Clausura is the game at the Estadio Victoria in Aguascalientes, where Necaxa (in their centenary year) host Atlético San Luis. Pachuca, the current Mexican champions, begin the defence on Monday 9 January, when they host Puebla at the Estadio Hidalgo, bringing matchday 1 to a close.

As for Liga MX’s ‘big four’, Club América will start their season at home against Querétaro, while Pumas will face FC Juárez at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario. Chivas Guadalajara’s first game of the season will see them visit Monterrey at the Estadio BBVA, while Cruz Azul will go to Tijuana to face Xolos.

Here are the full list of the opening weekend of games:

Clausura 2023: matchday 1

Friday 6 January

  • Necaxa-Atlético San Luis
  • Mazatlán-León

Saturday 7 January

  • América-Querétaro
  • Atlas-Toluca
  • Monterrey-Chivas

Sunday 8 January

  • Pumas-FC Juárez
  • Santos-Tigres
  • Xolos-Cruz Azul

Monday 9 January

  • Pachuca-Puebla

The full list of Clausura 2023 games

The 17 matchdays of action run from 6 January through to 30 April. The final phase, aka the playoffs, takes place between 6 and 28 May. The two-legged league final will be on Thursday 25 May and Sunday 28 May. You can find every game, time, location and broadcaster via the official Liga BBVA publication.

Note that there is a break for internationals at the end of March, and there is also the CONCACAF Champions League, which will run from 7 March to 4 June).

Clausura 2023: all the Clásicos

Once the opening games are done, you’ll be wanting to know when the various Clásicos are taking place across the Clausura 2023 regular season. Let’s get them in the diary:

Clásico Nacional

  • Guadalajara-América, matchday 12, Saturday 18 March at 10pm ET

Clásico Tapatío

  • Atlas-Guadalajara, matchday 13, Saturday 1 April at 10pm ET

Clásico Regio

  • Tigres-Monterrey, matchday 14, Saturday 1 April at 8pm ET

Clásico Joven

  • Cruz Azul-América, matchday 15, Saturday 15 April at 10pm ET

Clásico Capitolino

  • América-Pumas, matchday 16, Saturday 22 April at 10pm ET

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