After an ecstatic 4-3 victory over Cruz Azul in the Clásico Joven, Ignacio Ambriz and his Aguilas make their return to the Estadio Azteca to take on Leon.
As if you need any retelling, Club America accomplished one of the greatest comebacks in Liga MX history this past weekend when they came from three goals down to beat Cruz Azul 4-3. All things considered it was a win Ignacio Ambriz and Co. really needed following a disappointing defeat at home to arch-rivals Chivas. Now, Las Aguilas are back at the Azteca where they will look to keep their positive momentum going.
But after a woeful start to the season Leon might offer a tougher challenge than most people expect. La Fiera replaced manager Luis Fernando Tena with former Marcelo Bielsa assistant Javier Torrente, and Leon looked sharp in their first game with the Argentine in charge, beating Atlas 4-1. German Cano, Guillermo Burdisso, Elias Hernandez, and Andres “Rifle” Andrade, who arrived from Las Aguilas during the summer, all got on the scoresheet for the improving Leon.
History, though, is not on Leon’s side. La Fiera have lost each of their last four visits to the Estadio Azteca, and their last win there came in the 2013 Liga MX Apertura final, where they won their last league title. Given that, Torrente will hope his first-ever visit to the Azteca is not one that ends in another Leon defeat as Las Aguilas try to build on their emphatic win from last week.
Match date/time: Saturday 10pm EST, 9pm local
Venue: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico
TV: Univision (US - Spanish), Univision Deportes Network (US - Spanish), TDN (Mexico)
Streaming: fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription)