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Gallos Blancos kick off Apertura 2012 with derby clash against Liga Primera new boys Leon.


By John Linden

Mexico’s football league starts again this weekend and the biggest game on this week’s calendar is the fiery local derby between Queretaro and Leon, who have been promoted to the Liga Primera after spending 10 years in the lower Liga Primera A.

This rivalry is increased for both sets of passionate fans as Leon’s current manager Gustavo Matosas, who led them to promotion, was sacked by Queretaro shortly before taking up his post at Leon.

Queretaro fans will also herald the return of top goal scorer Carlos Bueno, who has been on loan to Argentinian outfit San Lorenzo after falling out with previous Gallos boss Jose Cardozo.

Due to rivalry and previous trouble at this fixture, security precautions will be in place at the Corregidora Stadium to prevent any trouble between the two sets of fans.

Kick off is at 5pm Mexican time, or 11pm UK time.

Look out for the match report this weekend!

Gallos Blancos to play first game at home in the New Mexican Cup.

This season sees the re-birth of the Mexican Cup which is played among teams from both the Liga Primera and the lower Liga Primera A. Gallos have been drawn at home this Tuesday night and take on Correcaminos from the north of Mexico. The cup is being played in groups of four, both home and away and provides football mad Mexicans with some great midweek football.

Gallos’ opponents in the new cup are Club America from the Liga Primera and from the Primera A, Veracruz and Correcaminos.

John Linden is a Contributor for NotJustScottishFootball and is our resident Queretaro Gallos Blancos reporter. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated. Follow John here @Gallo_Escoces