Welcome to your live match thread for Chivas vs. Necaxa. Both Chivas Guadalajara and Necaxa are teams who have occasionally looked anemic in attack. Both teams have plenty of talent in attacking roles, but the combination of their anemic tendencies and their matching formations seems like it could cancel each other out. No one should be surprised to see a 0-0 draw tonight, but with Erick Torres on the pitch, it wouldn't be smart to bet on Chivas not scoring. He scored a brace in his last game, and the youngster has looked fantastic since he moved into a starting role.
Here are your projected starting lineups, and I stress projected. As the regular followers of Mexican football and readers of FMF State of Mind know, confirmed doesn't mean confirmed in Mexico. Even the mainstream media outlets who adhere to strict journalistic standards are wrong on this all the time.
Projected Chivas lineup (4-4-2): Michel; Esparza, Reynoso, Luna, Magallon; Sanchez, Araujo, Gallardo, Medina; Arellano, Torres
Projected Necaxa lineup (4-4-2): Perez; Ledesma, Quatrocchi Salazar, Castro; Sandoval, Chavez, Mosqueda, Silva; Gandin, Suarez.
Kickoff is at 10:10 pm ET and the game can be seen in the United States on Azteca America and Fox Deportes.