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Burrito Wrap - 14th April

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Two games left and the playoff race is as tight as ever while at the other end the relegation battle is concluded early. Welcome to the Burrito Wrap.
 
Plucky Atlante should fear for the future…
 
So, my prediction from a couple of weeks ago was wrong. Just as it seemed Atlante had hit an unlikely run of excellent form they suffered an end of season collapse and will now play in the Ascenso MX in the 2014-15 season.
 

Cruz Azul v. Xolos: Breaking Down the CCL Semifinal

One half of the Concacaf Champions League final is now complete. Toluca defeated Alajuelense in the two-legged semifinal match-up by a 3-0 aggregate. The Liga MX club now awaits their Mexican rival to decide which team will win the title and have the chance to represent Concacaf in the Club World Cup. Whom exactly that will be will be determined on Wednesday night in Estadio Azul.

The Burrito Wrap - 7th April

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After a one week break The Burrito Wrap returns to analyse some of the leading stories off the pitch. 
 
Green for El Tri…
 
Those who watched the weekend’s games will have noticed that the Nike-sponsored America, Atlas, Xolos and Pachuca all played in green in support of El Tri at the World Cup (interestingly Monterrey also have their kits made by Nike but didn’t play in green, maybe a reader can shed some light on the reason why?).
 

The Burrito Wrap - 25th March

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Tortilla time! The Burrito Wrap is back, looking at CONCACAF, Puebla and a spot of deja vu.
 
CONCACAF dreaming...
 

The Burrito Wrap - 18th March

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With six weeks of the regular season left, this week’s Burrito Wrap assesses some issues at the top and bottom of the division.
 
Relegation Battle Spoilt By Rules…
 
With just six games left to play the relegation battle is going down to the wire. Atlas took a valuable three points off Veracruz on Saturday and Atlante shipped five in the capital. Having now seen a stream of remarkable results over the last few weeks it now looks like it’s going to be one of the tightest battles in recent memory.
 
So what’s wrong?
 

Concacaf Champions League: The Mexican Three

Now that the knockout rounds of the Concacaf Champions League are finally here, we get to see some intriguing Liga MX-MLS match-ups. For those unfamiliar with what these MLS teams are up against, here’s a brief look into the three Liga MX teams visiting the states for the first legs this week.

San Jose / Toluca

Top Stories of Week Ten

Bottom-level Tigres stun league-leading Cruz Azul

Tigres haven't given us much of anything to applaud until this weekend, when they handed league leading Cruz Azul their first loss of 2014. The Azul y Blanca have managed to go nine games without losing a match or their spot at the top of the table, but an early penalty got Tigres on the board in under 10 minutes, and despite a hard pressing effort, Cruz Azul were unable to pounce back.

The Burrito Wrap – 3rd March

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Spring is coming, and with it the conclusion of football seasons around the world. As we pass the half-way stage in this year’s Clausura we take the opportunity to look back at some of the biggest stories of the last nine weeks.

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What do Queretaro, Chiapas and Atlas all have in common? Correct, they’ve all seen their club finances come under the microscope in 2014.

Cruz Azul Crush Toluca - Match Report

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League leaders Cruz Azul strengthened their hold on first place in the Liga MX, as a clinical 1-0 victory over second-placed Toluca saw them extend their advantage to six points.
 
The game was one of the most eagerly-anticipated fixtures of the year so far, pitting the league’s two highest scoring teams against the two most miserly defences. Further spice was added by Cruz Azul’s 4-1 humiliation when the sides last met in last season’s Liguilla quarterfinal, two games in which the hosts were thoroughly outclassed by the visitors.
 

Cruz Control

Cruz Azul was always expected to be in contention for a Liguilla place. No matter the difficulties encountered, anything less than a top eight finish would have been disaster. The Liguilla was just never expected to be nearly locked-up midway through the season.

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