The second leg of the CONCACAF Champions league semifinal between Club America and Santos Laguna will be played this Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Estadio Azteca (7:00 PM Pacific). These two sides met on March 16 for the first leg and tied 0-0 in a defensive styled match. The winner of this semifinal will reach the final and face the winner between UANL Tigres and Queretaro.
On Tuesday night, Club America will face a very difficult opponent in Santos Laguna who has experience in winning these CCL semifinals as they did most recently in 2012 and 2013. The team coached by Ignacio Ambriz will have the support of the home crowd in the majestic Azteca stadium, and they will take with them their current of five games without a loss. Considering the first leg score was 0-0, the ‘aguilas’ will reach the final by winning during the regular 90 minutes, or in over time (and potentially penalty kicks) if the game ends in a scoreless draw.
Santos Laguna will be the underdog this Tuesday as they will be the away side in a difficult stadium like the Azteca, and because they have not won in their past three matches in all competitions. To their favor, due to the away goal rule, if the ‘laguneros’ tie the match in regular time with goals, they will advance into the final.
Where to Watch
The Club America vs Santos Laguna match will be televised this Tuesday, April 5, 2016 on Univision Deportes and FOX Sports 2 at 7:00 PM Pacific.