The Xolos Tijuana vs Firpo CONCACAF Champions League match will be held this Tuesday, August 6, 2013 (7:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Cuscatlan. The Xoloitzcuintles will make their historic debut when they visit El Salvador’s reigning champions, Luis Angel Firpo. Xolos and Firpo are part of Group 7 which also includes Victoria from Honduras.
The team coached by Jorge Almiron qualified into the CCL after winning the Apertura 2012 when Antonio Mohamed was the manager. The other 3 Mexican clubs in the international competition are Club America, Cruz Azul, and Toluca. These Liga MX squads are the early favorites to win the tournament as Mexican clubs have a history of dominating the CONCACAF region.
Xolos of Tijuana will have a good opportunity to begin their journey to the title with a win when they visit Firpo. Xolos will likely use a squad mixed between starters and substitutes, where the biggest question is if the players have already understood their new coach’s style of play. Club Tijuana has not played well in their first 3 matches of the Apertura 2013 where they have won 1, tied 1, and lost 1. Considering the top 2 forwards in the team are hurt (Herculez Gomez and Dario Benedetto), Xolos will use this match to find a possible replacement when they compete this Friday against Pumas in the Liga MX.
Xolos Tijuana vs Firpo Prediction
The Xolos Tijuana vs Firpo CCL match will be a good match between the two top teams in Group 7. Luis Angel Firpo will use their top lineup since they are almost obliged to obtain at least a tie at home against the favorite in the group. The biggest doubt regarding Xolos is if the coach will use its starting, mixed, or alternate lineup. Nonetheless, Club Tijuana has a vast squad which is favorite to prevail at the Cuscatlan. The Xolos Tijuana vs Firpo match will end in a 2-1 for the Liga MX side.
Xolos Tijuana vs Firpo TV Schedule
The Xolos Tijuana vs Firpo CCL match will be televised this Tuesday, August 6, 2013 on Univision Deportes at 7:00 PM Pacific.
Xolos Tijuana vs Firpo Highlights
The Xolos Tijuana vs Firpo video highlights will be posted as soon as the match ends.