This Saturday, March 4, 2017 (5:06 PM Pacific), Leon will host Club America at the Estadio Nou Camp for a Week 9 Liga MX match. In another season, this game could have been the match of the week, yet Leon is currently the league’s worst team with the ‘aguilas’ barely gaining momentum in what has been a disappointing start to their Clausura 2017.
Leon has been nothing but a total disappointment this tournament as they have only earned 5 points after 1 win, 2 ties, and 5 losses. Coach Javier Torrente could see his last match as a ‘panza verde’ as a loss will most likely eliminate any playoff hopes for the ‘fiera’. Leon’s greatest weakness this season has been their defense which has allowed a total of 15 goals, to lead the league as the worst in that department.
Club America began the season with poor performances which place coach Ricardo La Volpe on trecharous waters. However, their win last week against Cruz Azul demonstrated that the team has the potential to reach the playoffs and now the ‘aguilas’ have 10 points ant only a win away from being in the top-eight. Unfortunately, America will miss their new star signing Cecilio Dominguez until Week 10 as the Paraguayan is still suffering from an injured shoulder.