Match Preview: Club America vs Santos Laguna

Match Preview: Club America vs Santos Laguna

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Club America is scheduled to play Santos Laguna, a team that hasn’t won in their last four games. The match will be at America’s home venue, Estadio Azteca, a place where America has won three of their last five matches. Coming into this game in third place, Las Aguilas want to keep having a good record at home.

Los Guerreros are currently in 11th place and are only one win away from being in the playoff qualification zone. Los Guerreros are looking for revenge as las Aguilas beat them 4-1 last season at Santos’s home venue TSM Corona. There is no doubt that this will be a high scoring game, as the last time that both of these teams have drawn 0-0 was during the Apertura 2003.

Las Aguilas come into this game knowing that three of its players have been called up by the Paraguayan National Football Team to play friendlies against Costa Rica and Mexico in March. These players are, Miguel Samudio, Osvaldo Martinez and Pablo Aguilar. These players have scored one goal each this season.

It looks like America is the favorite in this match, but lets not forget that las Aguilas lost their last home game to a team that is in relegation trouble. That 1-0 loss to Leones Negros was a shock and many people called it the Aztecazo. Santos Laguna wants to prove people wrong just like Leones Negros did.

In this game, three Santos Laguna players will return to Azteca to play against their former team. This is the case of Adrian Aldrete, Luis Angel Mendoza and Jesus Molina. Despite winning the championship with Club America last season, these players were sold to Santos Laguna.

Club America’s head coach, Gustavo Matosas, will try to improve the offensive playing style that many fans want. Although fans haven’ seen the most offensive America, Las Aguilas come into this game with the third best defense in the league, having only received six goals.