Argentina’s Santiago Solari, coach of the America’s Eagles, the leader in the rankings, will visit Toluca, second in the table, on Saturday in one of the most awaited matches on the ninth day of the inaugural Mexican championship.
With six victories, two draws and 20 points, Águilas de Solari will enter the desired field of the Devils, at 2,600 meters above sea level, confident that the only team unbeaten in the tournament will remain.
America shows the best defense of the season, conceding three goals in eight games, and its attack was the fifth most productive with 12 goals, two less than Toluca, the owner of the most lethal attack.
America enters the match in a good mood, after beating MLS Philadelphia 0-2 on Wednesday and qualifying for the final of the CONCACAF Champions League, where they will face coach Javier Aguirre Monterrey in October.
Although the victory put the Azulcrimas in a good state of mind, it is essential to see their players recover from fatigue and from the trip to the United States.
Toluca, led by Argentine Hernan Cristante, is taking advantage of the good moment in a sporting way for the 37-year-old Argentine midfielder Rubens Sampiosa, the former American player, who leads the attack with four goals and makes a good double with his team. His compatriot Pedro Alexis Canelo with three goals.
Led by this couple, Cristante’s team will try to clip the eagles’ wings. If they win, Toluca will reach the same 20 points as America, which is additional motivation for Team Toluca.
In addition to Toluca-América, the day that started Thursday with San Luis’ 4-1 win over Tijuana saw an attractive match on Sunday, the classic Northern match between Monterrey and Tigres UANL, one of the most awaited matches of the tournament. semester.
Monterrey defeated Cruz Azul 1-4 on Thursday and qualified for the CONCACAF League final. Like America, the team is on the rise, but the rookies will have little time to recover from fatigue.
The Tigers are fourth in the standings with 13 points, two points behind eighth-placed Raydos.
This Sunday, champion Cruz Azul will receive Queretaro confident of his rise after the humiliation of Monterrey. The team is ninth with 10 points, four points behind the Roosters, and fifteenth in the standings.
In the other matches of the day, Friday’s Atlas will visit Necaxa, Saturday’s Leon will host Juarez, Guadalajara will host Pachuca and Mazatlan will host UNAM Pumas and on Sunday Santos will host Laguna Puebla.
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