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America and Tigres are competing for the title for the eighth time.  They go for the “rare” trophy.

America and Tigres are competing for the title for the eighth time. They go for the “rare” trophy.

Since 1942, Mexican football has been competing Champion of Champions CupIn those years, the league champion was measured against the cup champion. Later, when the format changed to short tournaments (1996), it was discontinued and resumed in 2003.To face the heroes of each campaign.

However, if there is an achievement of a team winning both short championships in the football tournament, Apertura-Clausura, the Champion of Champions Trophy will be automatically awarded, but due to commercial commitments and with the aim of continuing to strengthen ties with the hobby. in the United States of America, It was decided to create the Liga MX Super Cup. Just as it will happen this Sunday.

It is an unusual title, because it will only be played when there is a two-time champion in a football tournament, As happened when Atlas won the Apertura 2021 and Clausura 2022 titles.This is where this trophy was born, as the red and black team automatically got the champion of champions, but they faced Cruz Azul, who was the previous champion of champions in 2021.

Initially, this match was considered only a friendly match, but the decision was later made to consider it an official match and award the Liga MX Super Cup trophy. On Sunday, June 30, only its second edition will be witnessed, in the America vs. America match. Tigers.

The Águilas team repeated the feat of Atlas, after winning the inaugural tournament title in 2023 and the Clausura 2024 title, So they face the Macron, the former champion of champions..

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It was not a dispute with Pumas and Lyon.

It should be noted that when Pumas were two-time champions, this type of Super Cup tournament did not exist, since with UNAM it was not in the football year, but in 2004. This is how they competed for the Champion of Champions for two consecutive years, first for the 2004 Clausura title and then for the Inaugural Championship.In the first, they beat Pachuca and in the second, they lost to America.

In the case of Lyon, the Bicampionato was in the football tournament as it happened with Atlas and America, that is in Apertura 2013 and Clusura 2014.However, from 2006 to 2014 the Champions of Champions was not held, and it was resumed until 2015.

What titles are America and Tigres competing for?

The first time they faced each other América and Tigres were in the 1975-1976 Copa Mexico, which the university team won 3-2 overall.; Soon after, in 1976 they met in the Campeón de Campeones and the capital team won 2-0.

Years passed and they did not meet again until the Apertura 2014 tournament for the title, with America winning 3-1 on aggregate; Then in the 2016 ConcaChampions Championship, the Kappa club won a resounding 4-1 victory.

Tigres got revenge in the 2016 Inaugural Tournament, drawing 2-2 in the last minute of extra time, And destroy the centenary of America in the middle of Christmas on penalties, 3-0 with a wonderful performance from Nahuel Guzman.

They met again at the 2019 Champions League, where the USA won on penalties 6-5. After drawing 0 goals in regular time; While in Apertura 2023, azulcremas avoided the Tigres Championship twiceBy defeating the university students 4-1 on aggregate, after a positive draw and going to extra time.

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from here, There are five titles won by America, two by Tigres.; Therefore, this Sunday, those from Nuevo León will look to add something else to their offer and reduce the dominance of the Aguilas.