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Who will Club América face in the Liga MX Apertura 2023 semi-finals?

América, who are in pursuit of a 14th Mexican title, sealed their last-four spot with a 2-0 win over Club León on Saturday.

Mauricio Ruiz Fernández
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América, who are in pursuit of a 14th Mexican title, sealed their last-four spot with a 2-0 win over Club León on Saturday.
Adrian MaciasMEXSPORT

Club América will take on Atlético San Luis in the semi-finals of the Apertura 2023 playoffs, after Las Águilas eliminated Club León in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

Quiñones, Martín clinch América’s semi-final ticket

Goals by Julián Quiñones and Henry Martín gave América a 2-0 victory in Saturday’s second leg at the Estadio Azteca, securing a 4-2 aggregate triumph for the 13-time Mexican champions.

André Jardine’s men, who are the playoffs’ No. 1 seed after topping the regular-season table, are chasing the club’s first Liga MX title since the Apertura 2018 tournament.

Rayados lose out to underdogs San Luis

América are to face San Luis, the postseason’s seventh and lowest remaining seed, after Gustavo Leal’s side earned a 1-1 second-leg draw away to Rayados to dump the Monterrey giants out in the last eight.

Vitinho’s second-half equaliser cancelled out Rogelio Funes Mori’s opener at the Estadio BBVA, as San Luis earned a 2-1 aggregate win over the No. 2 seed.

Watch - Ecstatic San Luis savour Rayados win:

Who will Club América face in the Liga MX Apertura 2023 semi-finals?

When will América vs Atlético San Luis be played?

The first leg of the Apertura 2023 semi-final clash will be at San Luis’ Estadio Alfonso Lastras, before América host the return at the Azteca. Los Americanistas are given home advantage in the decisive second leg because of their superior regular-season ranking.

The date and time of the two legs will be confirmed on Monday, once all four quarter-final ties have been completed.

On Sunday, Puebla visit Tigres after a 2-2 draw in the sides’ first leg, while Pumas go to Chivas Guadalajara with Los Rojiblancos leading 1-0.

Who won América and San Luis’ regular-season clash?

The teams faced off at the Alfonso Lastras in early November, on matchday 15 of the Apertura 2023 regular season, in a game that saw América claim a fourth win in their last five meetings with San Luis.

Despite the home side dominating possession and generally posing the greater attacking threat, the visitors snatched a 1-0 victory thanks to Martín’s first-half goal.

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