Coach Ignacio Ambriz makes several changes to Club America’s starting lineup ahead of their Clasico Joven clash against Cruz Azul. Javier Guemez makes a surprise appearance in the staring lineup after fully recovering from a fractured tibia. William also gets a start in the midfield, along Rubens Sambueza and Osvaldo Martinez.
Earlier in the week, Colombian forward Darwin Quintero was confirmed as unavailable for likely the rest of the season, but Ignacio Ambriz welcomes the return of Oribe Peralta.
Meanwhile, coach Tomas Boy opts for a solid midfield of Francisco “Gato” Silva, Rafael Baca, and Aldo Leao Ramirez. There is no room for new signing Erick “Cubo” Torres, though, as Christian “Chaco” Gimenez and Jorge Benitez are ordered to lead the Cruz Azul line.
You will be able to watch the game at 6pm EST on Univision Deportes Network and fuboTV.
America Lineup: Muñoz; Paul, Pablo, Goltz, Mares; Martinez, Guemez, William, Sambueza; Romero, Peralta
Cruz Azul Lineup: Corona; Domínguez, Roco, Velázquez, Aldrete; Silva, Aldo Leao, Baca, Rojas; Giménez; Benítez