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Club Santos Laguna vs. Club Puebla: Time, TV Schedule and live stream

There’s no place like home for Los Guerreros.

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Santos Laguna v Lobos BUAP - Torneo Apertura 2018 Liga MX Photo by Natalia Perales/Getty Images

Game: Club Santos Laguna S.A. de C.V. vs. Club Puebla

Date: Sunday, August 5th

Time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern, 6:00 p.m. Central, 5:00 p.m. Pacific, 11:00 p.m. UTC

Venue: Estadio Corona TSM (Torreón, Coah.)

Referees: REF: Francisco Chacón Gutiérrez, AR1: Alejandro Ayala Valderrama, AR2: Jorge Gerardo Dávila Cervantes, 4TH: Eduardo Galvan Basulto

Television: United States - Univision Deportes Network; Mexico - Azteca 7, Azteca Deportes En Vivo, ESPN Play Norte, ESPN2 Norte

Radio: MoreFM 98.9 (San Diego/Tijuana)

Streaming: fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription), Sling TV (Free trial + monthly subscription), Univision NOW, Fanatiz (Check service for available regions), MoreFM 98.9 (Audio)

Santos Laguna v Lobos BUAP - Torneo Apertura 2018 Liga MX
Santos hasn’t lost a game in Torreón since April.
Photo by Natalia Perales/Getty Images

Santos Laguna (1W 0D 1L) looks to rebound from a tough outing against Monarcas Morelia (1W 0D 1L) when they return home to face Club Puebla (1W 0D 1L). Santos hasn’t lost at Estadio Corona TSM since a Week 16 match against Pumas in the 2018 Clausura - their only blemish at home all year.

Santos has looked decent despite losing key personnel from the Clausura. They won their first match against Lobos BUAP (1W 0D 1L) but lost 3-1 to Monarcas thanks in part to two penalties awarded. The team hasn’t missed a beat up top or in the midfield, however struggled defensively against both teams they’ve faced. The club will need more than just good performances from center backs Hugo Nervo and Gerardo Alcoba, they need the chemistry between the two to develop.

Cruz Azul v Puebla - Torneo Apertura 2018 Liga MX
Francisco Acuña’s ability to link up with the midfield will be critical to any chance Puebla has at getting a win.
Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Puebla also required a goal from the penalty spot to get their lone win against Toluca (1W 0D 1L), however they were able to hang on against Los Diablos Rojos. Puebla has some good players but can’t ever seems to make the team better than the sum of the players. Francisco Acuña, Alejandro Chumacero, Lucas Cavallini, and Christian Tabó are all fantastic players but all too often the linkage between midfield and forwards just isn’t there.

The outcome of this game will largely rest upon which side can gel the fastest. Santos’ home field advantage will be a huge help for them and could wind up being the deciding factor if neither side is able to pull it all together.