With anguish, Cruz Azul managed to progress to the quarterfinals and Juan Reynoso assured that he was an uneasy opponent for any of the 4 teams classified directly into the quarterfinals. It will be known from Thursday whether the cement technician is right or not.
The Machines will host the Tigres on Thursday, 12 May, and visit University Stadium on Sunday to define the third guest for the semi-finals. In this example, Atlas and Atlético San Luis are the only teams they could not face because of their position among the classifieds.
Potosinos are ranked eleventh, making it the worst of the 8 teams still alive, below the cement workers. Whereas there will be no possible combination with red and black as one of the two will inevitably come up as worst or best classified.
If Pachuca wins, their opponent will be Cruz Azul, but if the lead is San Luis, they will face Atlas, who will be the best position. Therefore, the only way for Celestes and Red and Black, or Cement Workers and Potosino, to face each other in Liguilla is for both to reach the final. Not so with other teams.
If Atlas and Atlético San Luis win, Cruz Azul will face the winner between America and Puebla. Whereas if Pachuca wins, the men of La Noria will face Tuzos in the quarterfinals regardless of the rest of the results. Whereas the last possible rival of the celestial people is Shiva.
If both Pachuca and Atlas lose, La Maquina will face El Rebano in the semi-finals. In this scenario, the winner of the duel between America and Puebla will face Atlético San Luis.