What is León coach Nicolás Larcamón’s record against playoff opponents Club América?
La Fiera face Las Águilas at Estadio León in the first leg of the Liga MX Apertura 2023 quarter-finals on Wednesday.
The Liga MX Apertura 2023 playoffs get properly underway on Wednesday, with the first leg of Club León against Club América first up at Estadio León. La Fiera will very much be second favourite to win the tie against the “super leaders” from the league phase of the tournament and they won’t be especially encouraged by head coach Nicolás Larcamón’s awful record against their quarter-final opponents.
Larcamón’s Puebla tie unwanted Liga MX record against América
Since moving to Mexico with Puebla in January 2021, the Argentine hasn’t won any of his 10 encounters - losing six - with Las Águilas, although he has at least fared rather better against them since making the switch to León in November last year.
During his spell with Los Camoteros, Larcamón faced América on eight occasions, four times during the regular season and four in the liguilla. Puebla lost six of those games, managing one draw in the league phase of the Clausura 2022 and another in the playoffs of the same tournament.
La Franja were memorably thrashed 11-2 on aggregate in the quarter-finals of the Apertura 2022, which tied a Liga MX record for the highest-goal margin in a two-legged playoff series.
León unbeaten against Las Águilas in 2023
Thankfully for León, Larcamón, who led the club to the CONCACAF Champions League title in 2023, has improved his record with them, with the two meetings between the teams this year ending all square, the most recent of which took place at Estadio Azteca at the end of August. Maybe there is some hope for Los Panzas Verdes after all...
Nicolás Larcamón's managerial record against Club América
- Liga MX Apertura 2023: América 1-1 Leon
- Liga MX Clausura 2023: América 2-2 Leon
- Liga MX Apertura 2022 playoffs: América 5-1 Puebla
- Liga MX Apertura 2022 playoffs: Puebla 1-6 América
- Liga MX Apertura 2022: Puebla 1-2 América
- Liga MX Clausura 2022 playoffs: América 3-2 Puebla
- Liga MX Clausura 2022 playoffs: Puebla 1-1 América
- Liga MX Clausura 2022: Puebla 1-1 América
- Liga MX Apertura 2021: América 2-0 Puebla
- Liga MX Clausura 2021: América 1-0 Puebla