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Match preview: Lobos BUAP vs. Club Tijuana

Both teams need a win to get back into the Liguilla picture.

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Players from Club Tijuana pose while waiting to board a flight to Puebla to face Lobos BUAP.
Players from Club Tijuana pose while waiting to board a flight to Puebla to face Lobos BUAP.
Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente press release

Game: Club de Fútbol Lobos de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla vs. Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente

Date: Tuesday, October 17th

Time: 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 7:00 p.m. Central, 5:00 p.m. Pacific, 12:00 a.m. UTC

Venue: Estadio Universitario BUAP (Puebla, Pue.)

Television: United States - Univision Deportes; Mexico - Sky HD, SKY Planeta Fútbol

Streaming: fuboTV, Fanatiz

Tijuana (4W 3D 5L) has struggled lately, and they’re going on short rest to Puebla to face Lobos BUAP (4W 2D 6L) tonight. Xolos had a golden opportunity to break out of their funk against Veracruz (4W 2D 6L) at home on Friday, but even up a man they were unable to find the back of the net as their goalless streak hit 292 minutes. Xolos will get a break with the return of center back Emanuel Aguilera, who was shown two yellow cards in Xolos 3-0 loss to Monarcas Morelia (5W 4D 3L) back on September 29.

Xolos has to look to improve on their disciplinary record, coming in with a stunning 35 yellow cards and 3 red cards so far in Liga MX play according to ESPNFC.com. The team just behind them with 30 yellow cards and 4 red cards is Lobos BUAP, who will be missing César Cercado due to picking up a yellow card in the club’s last outing against Toluca (6W 4D 2L) on Wednesday. The extra rest coupled with home-field advantage for Lobos will be a daunting task for Xolos to look to overcome. Julian Quiñones has six goals already this season, which is good enough for fourth in the league, however you may already know Amaury Escoto for this wondergoal:

that got this reaction from the crew calling the match:

Hopefully we’ll see more on the scoresheet and less on the disciplinary sheet after tonight’s match.