The Copa Libertadores 2014 Monarcas Morelia vs Independiente Santa Fe match, will take place this Tuesday, January 28, 2014 (5:15 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Morelos. Monarcas will receive Cardenales in the first leg of the First Stage where the winner will be placed in Group 4. The winner of this series will play along Atletico Mineiro, Nacional, and Zamora starting next month.
Monarcas Morelia goes into the Libertadores as a real contender to go deep into the tournament. As one of Mexico’s best teams in the past years, the side from Michoacan has top players like Jefferson Montero, Aldo Leao, Duvier Riascos, Felipe Baloy, and Egidio Arevalo. While Morelia has one of the best talents in the competition, their management recenlty sacked coach Carlos Bustos after a recent run of poor results. In his place, Eduardo De La Torre was placed, which will create some doubts as to how the team will play against Santa Fe.
The team coached by Wilson Gutierrez is ready to play another successful Libertadores. Last year, Santa Fe surprised many after they reached the semifinals where they lost against the runner-ups, Olimpia from Paraguay. This time, they face a huge challenge in reaching the group stage as they have to defeat a highly talented team like Morelia.
Note: The second leg of the series will be played February 4, in Bogota.
Monarcas Morelia vs Independiente Santa Fe Prediction
The Morelia vs Santa Fe first leg match will be filled with intensity and uncertainty. Both sides will play desperately in order to win their ticket into Group 4, therefore Tuesday’s match will be styled offensively. Santa Fe goes into the Estadio Morelos as the underdogs, but they will attempt to take advantage of Morelia’s current coach situation. Monarcas will debut their new coach, Eduardo De La Torre, therefore the team will most likely play in a level far from its highest point. In a close contest, the Monarcas Morelia vs Independiente Santa Fe match will end in a 2-1 win for the home side.
Monarcas Morelia vs Independiente Santa Fe TV Schedule
The Morelia vs Santa Fe match will be televised on FOX Deportes at 5:00 PM Pacific.
Monarcas Morelia vs Independiente Santa Fe Highlights
The Monarcas vs Santa Fe video highlights will be uploaded soon after the end of the match.