Clasico Regio tops bill in Copa MX quarterfinals

The final eight of the Copa MX will see rivals Monterrey and Tigres face off.
The quarterfinals of Mexico’s domestic cup competition have been set with the highlight Monterrey playing Tigres in the 101st edition of the Clasico Regio.

The game will take place in Monterrey’s Estadio Tecnologico next Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10 p.m. ET. The teams are currently tied on 35 wins each in the long-running series, meaning the cup clash could inch one of them ahead.

There is an all-second division clash to start the quarters, with Alebrijes de Oaxaca facing off against Merida on Tuesday, Oct. 1 (8 p.m. ET).

The same day, two of the Liga MX top sides this season – Morelia and Leon – meet in the Estadio Morelos (10 p.m. ET).

The other matchup is Atlas hosting Pumas on Wednesday, a tie between two clubs for which the cup has become welcome relief from dire league campaigns.

In the semifinals, the winner of Alebrijes against Merida will play Atlas or Pumas, with Morelia or Leon meeting the winner of the Clasico Regio.

This season’s Copa MX competition has a little extra incentive, with the winner playing off against the victor of the Clausura 2014 edition for a place in the 2015 Copa Libertadores.