The first-leg of the Liga MX Clausura 2016 quarterfinal between Santos Laguna and Pachuca will take place this Thursday, May 12, 2016 (5:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio TSM Corona in Torreon. This quarterfinal is expected to be highly entertaining as both sides constantly performed exceptionally throughout the season.
Santos Laguna enters the playoffs after losing their final two matches against ‘liguilla’ rivals, Monarcas Morelia and Chivas Guadalajara. While the team coached by Luis Zubeldia was still able to finish with a good total of 27 points, Santos dropped into 7th place in the standings. This affected them as they lost home-field advantage in the quarterfinals, and because now they face Pachuca who finished the season in 2nd place.
Pachuca will visit Torreon as the favorite to win this series. While the game at the TSM could be complicated, Pachuca will finish the two-legged series at home next Saturday. The team coached by Diego Alonso is a true candidate to reach the final, led by young Mexican stars like Hirving Lozano, Rodolfo Pizarro, and Erick Gutierrez.
The Santos vs Pachuca first-leg will be broadcast on Azteca America at 5:00 PM Pacific.