CCL - 2020 - LAFC vs Club Leon

LAFC vs. Club Leon | Concacaf Champions League Match Preview

2020 Concacaf Champions League — Round of 16, Leg 2
LAFC vs. Club Leon
Bank of California Stadium — Los Angeles
February 27 — 10:00 PM ET

TV: FS1, TUDN
STREAMING: FOX Sports GO, TSN.ca/TSN App

If LAFC advance to the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals, they'll need to make history against Club Leon at Bank of California Stadium Thursday night.

No MLS team have advanced after a 2-0 deficit in the opening leg, which is what LAFC faces after losing at Estadio Leon in their inaugural CCL match. Only Atlanta United last year advanced following a two-goal defeat, turning around a 3-1 loss at CD Herediano to win 4-0 at home. 

Angel Mena scored two minutes from full time after Jean Meneses gave the hosts the lead in the 21st minute.

The winner meets either Portmore United or Cruz Azul in the quarterfinals. Courtesy of two second-half stoppage time goals, Cruz Azul take a 2-1 lead back to Azteca for the second leg Tuesday.  

Scenarios

 

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Adama Diomande (F) - broken foot
    • OUT: Bradley Wright-Phillips (F) - sports hernia surgery
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Latif Blessing (M), Diego Palacios (D)
  • International duty:  None
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Andres Mosquera (D) - ruptured patella
    • OUT: Joel Campbell (D) - appendicitis
    • OUT: Yairo Moreno (D) - hamstring
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Pedro Aquino (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup

  • This is the second all-time meeting between Club Leon and LAFC. Leon won 2-0 in the first leg.
  • Concacaf Champions League history: Club Leon - 1 appearance (2014/15): 3 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie (12 goals) … LAFC - first appearance: 1 loss (0 goals)

Officials

  • Referee: Mario Escobar
  • Assistant Referees: Humberto Panjoj, Rene Ochoa
  • 4th Official: Melvin Matamoros
Series: 

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