The Pumas UNAM vs Deportivo Tachira Copa Libertadores second-leg match will be held this Tuesday, May 3, 2016 (7:45 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Olimpico in Mexico City. This round-of-16 encounter will decide which team reaches the quarterfinals to face the winner between River Plate and Independiente del Valle.
Pumas of UNAM will enter Tuesday night’s game with the pressure to win as they were the favorites entering the series. The team coached by Guillermo Vazquez suffere a 0-1 defeat last week in Venezuela during the first-leg which now forces his team to win by two goals in order to reach the quarterfinals. The starters against Tachira are expected to be in good physical condition as coach Vazquez used a ‘B’ squad during the weekend in the Liga MX.
Deportivo Tachira defeated the Mexican team at home with a goal by Yuber Mosquera which has the Venezuelans near qualification into the quarterfinals. The team coached by Carlos Maldona must play a perfect game on Tuesday as Pumas is expected to attack from the get-go in order to win by two or more goals. Tachira can reach the next round with a win, tie, or if they score on a one-goal loss (i.e. 1-2, 2-3, etc.)
The Pumas UNAM vs Deportivo Tachira Copa Libertadores match will be televised on Fox Deportes at 7:45 PM Pacific.