Cruz Azul, América, León and Rayados contested the first leg matches in the Concacaf Champions League; we present you the panorama
Mexican teams have different outlook heading into the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, since while América and Rayados de Monterrey have the balance tipped in their favor, Cruz Azul and León will have to be applied thoroughly to avoid surprises and stay out of the competition.
Below are the panoramas of the Mexican teams within the Concachampions after having played the first leg of the round of 16:
Arcahaie vs Cruz Azul
The Haitian team obtained a tie with the flavor of victory at home, after equaling 0 to 0 against Cruz Azul, which is why Juan Reynoso’s team complicated their passage to the next round by not scoring as a visitor, leaving everything to be played in the game back.
In the duel to be played on the Azteca Stadium field, the Celeste Machine will have to obtain the victory at any place to obtain its ticket to the next phase, for its part the Caribbean team will have to beat Cruz Azul or only obtain a draw to a goal so that with the away goal they can impose conditions and access the next stage.
Olympia vs America
The team led by Santiago Solari was the Mexican club that managed to get the victory in the first leg, after beating the team of Olimpia de Honduras 1 to 2.
With this result, for América it will be enough with a draw or a victory on the Azteca Stadium field to gain access to the next round, for its part the Catracho team is obliged to obtain victory on the Azteca Stadium field to obtain a ticket. to the next phase.
Leon vs Toronto
Ignacio Ambriz’s team was the only Mexican team that played their first leg at home, however, the Esmeralda team failed to maintain the advantage at home and drew 1 to 1 against Toronto FC, which is why they allowed the series is defined in the return match in Orlando, Florida.
With this result, León needs to obtain a forced victory at the momentary home for the Toronto team, which is why a draw would only give him access if it is given by two or more annotations, for his part Toronto only with a goalless draw or with the victory at home he would tie his pass to the next round.
Monterrey vs Atlético Pantoja
The Rayados are the ones with the most “comfortable” outlook to get their ticket to the quarterfinals, after the 3-0 victory against Atlético Pantoja of the Dominican Republic.
The Monterrey team will advance to the next round with a victory or a draw by any score in the return match to be played at the BBVA stadium and even a 2-0 defeat can lead to the next round. In case of losing 3-0 in the return leg, they will have to play penalties as the overall score is tied.