Photo: Toluca vs Tijuana in Apertura
Toluca and Tijuana will play in the final of the Mexican League’s Apertura tournament in a two-match series.
Both teams finished the regular season with 34 points, but Tijuana ended up in second place due to the goal differential and advanced to the playoffs, which pit the eight best teams against each other.
Toluca beat Guadalajara and America, while Tijuana, popularly known as the “Xolos,” eliminated Monterrey and Leon.
Mexican Enrique Meza coaches Toluca, while Argentine Antonio Mohamed coaches Tijuana.
The 64-year-old Meza, who is coaching in his eighth final, is looking for his fifth Mexican League title and fourth with Toluca.
The Xolos advanced to their first Mexican First Division final after being elevated to the top group with their performance in the Apertura 2011 tournament.
The 42-year-old Mohamed, who has coached five Mexican teams since 2003, is in his first final.
The finals matches will be played on Thursday, Nov. 29, and on Sunday, Dec. 2.