Liga MX at midpoint of the Apertura 2023: By the Numbers

Atlético de San Luis sits atop the Liga MX table after nine games with 19 points. (Photo by Leopoldo Smith/Getty Images)
Atlético de San Luis sits atop the Liga MX table after nine games with 19 points. (Photo by Leopoldo Smith/Getty Images) /
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Santos Laguna forward Harold Preciado tops all Liga MX scorers with 7 goals. (Photo by Manuel Guadarrama/Getty Images) /

The Apertura 2023 is poised at the top of the back stretch – 80 games in the books, 73 games remaining – yet a pair of Liga MX minnows are hanging on among the leaders.

In fact, Atlético de San Luis continues to be the revelation of the season, perched atop the Liga Mx table with 19 points, one better than powerhouse América.

The Tuneros finished the Clausura 2023 in 12th place – with 19 points! And first-year coach Gustavo Leal has led the team to more wins – 6 – than they had last season (5).

FC Juárez has been a cellar-dweller for six of the past seven seasons, making the playoffs just once since joining Liga MX in 2019. This season, the Bravos have been lurking among the top spots and find themselves in fourth place

Liga MX: By the Numbers


Goals by Atlético de San Luis to lead Liga MX

The Tuneros boast the most prolific offense through nine games with Vitinho and defender Unaí Bilbao leading the way with 4 goals apiece.  América (19 goals) and Tigres (18) are second and third on the list.


Goals scored by Atlético de San Luis all of last season


Goal differential enjoyed by Tigres at the halfway point. “Los felinos” have the best goal margin thanks to 18 goals scored and just 8 goals allowed.


Goals by Harold Preciado

The Santos Laguna striker leads Liga MX after scoring a brace against Necaxa on Sunday. César Huerta (Pumas), Carlos González (Tijuana), Diego Valdés (América) and André-Pierre Gignac (Tigres) follow on the scorers table with 5 goals each.


Goals conceded by Atlas

The Zorros boast the stingiest defense in Liga MX and goalie Camilo Vargas has posted four clean sheets.


Goals scored by Necaxa against Santos Laguna on Matchday 9

The Rayos paid a visit to Estadio Corona on Sunday and, not only were they in last place, they featured the worst offense in Liga MX. Necaxa had scored just 5 goals all season before they posted a “manita” on the scoreboard. The result confirmed Santos as the worst defense in Liga MX as the Guerreros have conceded 19 goals in nine matches.


Number of Cruz Azul victories through Matchday 9

Three other teams have just one win (Necaxa, Mazatlán and Puebla) but “La Máquina Azul” is self-styled as a Liga MX giant. The Cementeros – currently tied for last place – are on pace to have their worst season in 14 years. Cruz Azul finished dead last with a 2-7-8 record (13 points) in the Clausura 2009 season.

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