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As if it wasn't apparent before, the Apertura semifinals made it clear that the clubs in Monterrey are currently the gold standard for Liga MX.
Rogelio Funes Mori scored three goals as Monterrey defeated Morelia 4-0 on Sunday to secure a place in the 2017 Apertura Liga MX final against Tigres.
Monarcas must pull off a miracle in Monterrey to advance, but they've done the unthinkable there before.
Ecuador international Enner Valencia scored twice as Tigres thrashed nine-man Club America 3-0 on Saturday to advance to the Liga MX Apertura final.
Monterrey and Tigres will head home this weekend needing one win apiece to secure a Liga MX final that the city of Monterrey has desired for years.
A first-half penalty from Aviles Hurtado helped Monterrey to a 1-0 away victory over Morelia in the Liga MX semifinal first leg on Thursday.