Mexico’s Liga MX canceled the rest of its spring season with out crowning a champion for the primary time, a call attributable to the brand new coronavirus pandemic.
Groups had performed 10 of the Clausura’s 17 dates earlier than suspending play March 15. The league mentioned in a press release Friday that restrictions attributable to the well being emergency made it not possible to proceed with out placing folks in danger.
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“It’s indeniable that we stay in an unprecedented state of affairs on this nation that obliges the soccer trade in Mexico to behave with absolute sensitivity and reply with unity to the calls for which have introduced themselves,” the assertion mentioned.
Some groups had begun testing gamers for COVID-19 as a step towards resuming the season, most probably in stadiums with out followers. Twelve gamers from Santos Laguna within the northern metropolis of Torreon examined constructive this week.
Cruz Azul, searching for its first league title since 1997, completed with 22 factors and a one-point lead over second-place León, which joined Cruz Azul in qualifying for the subsequent CONCACAF Champions League. Santos Laguna and América have been subsequent with 17 factors every.
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Jonathan Rodríguez was the main scored with 9 objectives.
The ladies’s skilled season was additionally canceled.