CCL - 2020 - Deportivo Saprissa vs Montreal

Deportivo Saprissa vs. Montreal Impact | Concacaf Champions League Preview

2020 Concacaf Champions League — Round of 16, Leg 1
Deportivo Saprissa vs. Montreal Impact
Estadio Saprissa — San Jose
February 19 — 8:00 PM ET

TV: FS2, TUDNxtra 1, TSN5, RDS
STREAMING: FOX Sports GO

The Thierry Henry era in Montreal begins when the Impact head to Costa Rica to face Deportivo Saprissa in the opening leg of their Concacaf Champions League Round-of-16 matchup.

Montreal are making their fourth appearance in the CCL, and first since finishing as runners-up to Club America in the 2014-15 competition. But they'll have to navigate without Nacho Piatti, who returned to San Lorenzo in Argentina after a productive five-and-a-half years in Montreal. But the Impact brought in Honduran international Romell Quioto, along with Steeven Saba, the Haitian international who was named to the Concacaf Gold Cup Best XI.

Saprissa, the 2019 Concacaf League winners, are no strangers to the tournament. This will be the Purple Monsters' ninth appearance.  

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Lassi Lappalainen (M) - undisclosed injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jaylon Hadden (M) - ruptured cruciate ligament
    • OUT: David Ramirez (F) - ruptured cruciate ligament
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup

  • This is the first all-time meeting between Deportivo Saprissa and the Montreal Impact
  • Concacaf Champions League history: Deportivo Saprissa - 8 appearances (2019, 2018, 2016/17, 2015/16, 2014/15, 2010/11, 2009/10, 2008/09): 17 wins, 16 losses, 9 ties (59 goals) … Montreal Impact - 3 appearances (2014/15, 2013/14, 2008/09): 11 wins, 6 losses, 7 ties (34 goals)
Series: 

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