After a complicated last few day days in the country of Mexico, fútbol is back! Week 11 of the 2017 Liga MX Apertura kicks off tonight with Chivas playing host to newcomers Lobos BUAP.
For the Rebaño Sagrado, it is all about recovering their form. Chivas’ start to the season has been difficult, but with the second half of the season still to play, it is impossible to count the champions out just yet. Slowly but surely, players like Isaac Brizuela and Carlos Cisneros are making their return from injury, and even Alan Pulido could see playing time in the coming days.
Lobos BUAP, on the other hand, has been the total opposite of Chivas. Rafa Puente Jr’s men started the season with a bang but have suddenly started to lose their form. Although they won their most recent game against Veracruz, previously Lobos had accumulated five straight games without a win, including four defeats.
One thing Lobos BUAP has in common with Chivas is injuries. The Ascenso MX champions have at one point or another lost Lucero Álvarez, Carlos Adrián Morales, Juan Carlos Medina, Francisco “Maza” Rodríguez, and most importantly Luis Quiñones through injury.
That said, Lobos is one of the most offensive teams in the tournament with 16 goals scored, Quiñones scoring six of those goals, and they have two more points than Chivas heading into this game, with 11 points in the 10th spot. This makes for what should be two teams hungry to move up in the table, and an entertaining return to Liga MX.
Date: Tuesday, September 26
Time: 5:06 PM Pacific, 7:06 PM Central, 8:06 PM Eastern
Venue: Estadio Chivas, Guadalajara, Mexico
Television: Unimas (US-Spanish), ESPN Deportes (US-Spanish), Univision Deportes Network (Us-Spanish), ESPNNEWS(US-English), UnivisionTND (Mexico), TDN (Mexico)
Listings via LiveSoccerTV.com.