This Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (6:00 PM Pacific) Club America will host Cruz Azul at the Estadio Azteca for a match in the round of 16 in the Copa MX. The game is one of the more anticipated match ups in Mexican soccer this week and should prove to be an intense encounter between two fierce rivals.
UPDATE: The game has been postponed due to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico City today.
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Club America emerged as leaders in Group 3 of the Copa MX with nine points tied with Atlas in points but having the advantage on goal differential. The Mexico City team had two wins against Potros UAEM and a win and a loss against Atlas to get those nine points.
Miguel Herrera has been using a mix of consistent Liga MX starters like Paul Aguilar, Guido Rodriguez and Silvio Romero while still giving minutes to some youngsters and bench players. Based on the importance of the match Miguel Herrera will most likely present a very strong team that should be capable of winning the encounter at the Estadio Azteca.
Cruz Azul is currently undefeated in the Liga MX and finished first in Group 5 of the Copa MX with eight points. Los Cementeros were in a respectable group with Ascenso MX side Zacatepec and Tigres UANL but will have a tough match away from home here. Paco Jemez is also likely to present a formidable side, especially since Cruz Azul will face a weak Queretaro side over the weekend.
A player to watch should be Christian Gimenez, who scored in Cruz Azul’s latest Liga MX game against Santos Laguna and tends to shine in these important matches. Other players like Edgar Mendez, Felipe Mora and Angel Mena make for an exciting attack and should be interesting to watch in this game. The game should be one of the best in this round of the Copa MX and provide an exciting and intense atmosphere.