Match: Atlanta United v CF Monterrey
Date: March 13th, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM CST, 8:00 PM EST, 5:00 PM PST
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
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Monterrey will take on Atlanta United in the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals tonight, with the winner going on to face the winner of the Sporting Kansas City v Independiente match that will be played on Thursday night.
Monterrey will be taking a 3-0 lead into the match, meaning that Atlanta will have to score at least three goals to send the match to penalty kicks and four goals to win to two-legged quarterfinal, while Monterrey can pretty much put the match to bed if they are able to score first and get an away goal to seal the match.
Monterrey are coming off a slightly disappointing 1-1 draw against Tigres UANL, in a match that they lead 1-0 until the 81st minute when Tigres got a goal to level the score. The Clásico Regio is usually the biggest match of the year for Monterrey, so they will have to avoid having a hangover from the draw.
Atlanta United, on the other hand, have one point through two matches in MLS this season, and as defending champions, that’s hugely disappointing. Losing to D.C. United was frustrating enough for the Atlanta fans, but drawing 1-1 with expansion side FC Cincinnati is almost too much for Atlanta fans to bear.
The first 15 to 20 minutes of this match will tell us a lot about what will happen. If Atlanta get a quick goal, the crowd will start to believe and Monterrey might have a battle on their hands to progress. If los Rayados score first, expect the air to go out of the stadium and Monterrey will coast to an easy victory. Of course, both teams might just go through the motions, wanting to move on to their league matches on the weekend.