Liga MX cancels Clausura season; Cruz Azul, Leon into Champions League

Liga MX announced the cancelation of their Clausura season Friday, advancing the top two teams into the CONCACAF Champions League.

Mexico’s Clausura season traditionally runs from January to May, and had run 10 matchweeks before the coronavirus pause.

CCL qualifiers Cruz Azul led the table with 22 points and Club Leon was second with 21. Santos Laguna and Club America were both four points back of Leon.

“It’s undisputed that we are living in unprecedented times in our country, which forces the soccer industry in Mexico to act with absolute reason and respond with unity to the requirements that have been presented to us,” said a statement.

Earlier this Spring, Liga MX canceled promotion and relegation for the next five years. The league also announced that it had joined MLS in canceling three big joint events this summer.

The Apertura season generally runs from late July to early December, and the 2020-21 season begins with the Apertura. Some reports have indicated that Liga MX plans to open the season as planned if there are no changes in government protocol.