In the quarterfinals of the Copa MX, Santos Laguna will host Cruz Azul at the Estadio Corona TSM this Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (7:00 PM Pacific). Both teams are coming off big victories in the round of 16 in the competition and will be looking to advance to the semifinals.
Santos Laguna is coming from a convincing 3-1 victory against Necaxa away from home in the round of 16 in the Copa MX. The ‘guerreros’ are currently in decent form in the Liga MX in eighth place with 12 points looking much improved from the Apertura 2016 competition.
Jose Manuel de la Torre has shown that the Copa MX is of importance to him utilizing key starters in the competition. In the last game against Necaxa, the Mexican manager used players like Nestor Araujo, Julio Furch, Carlos Izquierdoz, Jonathan Orozco and Walter Sandoval. Home-field advantage has been important for Santos Laguna this tournament, undefeated at the Estadio Corona TSM in the Liga MX Clausura 2017.
Cru Azul is a struggling franchise in the Liga MX currently in 14th place with only nine points. The Copa MX has also produced some shaky performances from ‘la maquina’, most recently beating Leon by the minimum score of 1-0 in the round of 16. Head coach, Paco Jemez is in it to win it in the Copa MX, using some of his best players in the latest match against Leon.
Players like Jose de Jesus Corona, Christian Gimenez and Angel Mena, who scored the only goal of the match featured in the game. The match should be a great encounter, which has already been seen once this Clausura in Liga MX play where the teams tied 2-2 at the Estadio Corona TSM.