Club America coach Ricardo La Volpe will no doubt have suffered a headache choosing his team for this match. Injuries to Bruno Valdez and Cecilio Dominguez has forced “El Bigoton” to start with Gil Buron and bring back Michael Arroyo to the starting lineup.
At first glance, La Volpe’s gameplan looks to be to flood the midfield and hit their rivals on the counter, with Oribe Peralta the only real forward in the lineup.
Chivas, on the other hand, goes with their traditional lineup. No surprises from Matias Almeyda, who was debating whether to start Alan Pulido or not. Pulido will in fact get the start, with Angel Zaldivar sliding to the left.
All eyes, though, will be on Eduardo “La Chofis” Lopez who is long overdue for another bright performance.
America Lineup: Marchesin; Buron, Goltz, Guerrero, Pablo Aguilar, Samudio; Ibarra, Guemez, William, Arroyo; Peralta
Chivas Lineup: Cota; Sánchez, Pereira, Alanis, Hernández; Vazquez, Pineda; “Chofis” Lopez, Pizarro, Zaldivar; Pulido