Another CCL Final, another all Liga MX affair. Arguably the two most consistent teams in recent Liga MX history face off for a chance to represent North America in the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup.
With the tie leveled at one goal a piece, Pachuca boast of a slight advantage due to the away goal rule, but Tigres have put all their marbles in this tournament, as the Felinos seek their first ever international title.
Man for man, we are talking about two of the most talented squads in all of Mexico. Pachuca is no slouch, with players like Hirving Lozano, Franco Jara, and Jonathan Urretaviscaya, while Tigres has a healthy frontline consisting of Andre-Pierre Gignac, Eduardo Vargas, and Ismael Sosa.
The one caveat is that both sides arrive on the back of demoralizing defeats on Saturday. Both teams are searching for a place in the Liga MX Liguilla, and find themselves sitting in the middle of the pack. On one hand, Pachuca lost 1-0 to Atlas, while Tigres suffered by the same scoreline against rivals Monterrey in the Clasico Regio.
The one defining factor in this match may well be Pachuca’s home field advantage. To put it simply, the Tuzos have been absolutely astounding at the Estadio Hidalgo. In fact, Pachuca have not lost at home since November 14, 2015.
In that regard, if Tigres are to win this tie, it will be nothing short of historic. It is up to Hirving Lozano and company from stopping the Liga MX champs from putting their official signature as best team in North America.
Date: Tuesday, April 26
Time: 7:00 PM Pacific, 9:00 PM Central, 10:00 PM Eastern
Venue: Estadio Hidalgo, Pachuca, Mexico
Television: United States - Univision Deportes Network, Mexico - Fox Sports 2 Mexico