After two straight wins at the Estadio Azteca, Ricardo La Volpe faces a tough visit to Monterrey where will he be without his starting right-back Paul Aguilar. The Mexico international is expected to miss 4-6 months with an ACL tear, forcing La Volpe to shuffle his hand. In Paul’s place, Renato Ibarra looks ready to make an appearance on the right-hand side, while Bruno Valdez is promoted to the starting line-up in place of Jose Daniel “Chepe” Guerrero. Meanwhile, William keeps his place on the left, with the rest of the creative spark in the America midfield belonging to Osvaldo Martinez and Rubens Sambueza.
On the other hand, the under pressure Antonio “Turco” Mohamed fields what is possibly his strongest starting starting XI. Yimmi Chara, who has been impressive for Monterrey this season, is once again preferred over Edwin Cardona, and as ever, the goal-scoring threat for the Rayados belongs to Dorlan Pabon and Rogelio Funes Mori.
You will be able to watch the game at 8pm EST on Univision, Univision Deportes Network, and fuboTV.
America Lineup: Muñoz; Ibarra, Pablo Aguilar, Goltz, Valdez, Mares; Sambueza, Martinez, William; Romero, Peralta
Necaxa: Orozco; Piris, Montes, Mier, Juárez; Gargano, Ortíz Sánchez,;Chará, Pabón, Funes Mori