CCL - 2020 - Leg 1 - Club America vs ATL

Club America vs. Atlanta United | Concacaf Champions League Preview

2020 Concacaf Champions League — Quarterfinals, Leg 1
Club America vs. Atlanta United
Estadio Azteca — Mexico City
March 11 — 10:30 PM ET


In a highly-anticipated rematch of last year's thrilling Campeones Cup, Club America and Atlanta United meet in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals Wednesday night for a first-leg game at the famed Estadio Azteca.

Atlanta United cruised past Motagua 4-1 on aggregate in the Round of 16, with Josef Martinez and Pity Martinez scoring all four goals. But Josef suffered a torn ACL during a Week 1 win over Nashville SC and will be sorely missed for the Five Stripes against their Liga MX foe.

Club America needed penalty kicks to oust Guatemalan club Comunicaciones in the Round of 16 after a pair of 1-1 draws.

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Nico Castillo (F) - thrombosis
    • OUT: Nico Benedetti (M) - ACL injury
    • OUT: Sebastian Cáceres (D) - knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Santiago Caseres (M), Bruno Valdez (D), Andres Ibarguen (M), Emanuel Aguilera (D)
  • International duty:  None
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Josef Martinez (F) - torn ACL
    • OUT: Franco Escobar (D) - leg injury
    • OUT: Miles Robinson (D) - leg injury
    • OUT: Laurence Wyke (D) - head injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Josef Martinez (F), Franco Escobar (D)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup

  • This is the second all-time meeting between Club America and Atlanta United. Atlanta United defeated Club America 3-2 in the 2019 Campeones Cup.
  • Concacaf Champions League history: America - 4 appearances (2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2018) 19 wins, 4 losses, 9 ties (75 goals) … Atlanta United - 1 appearance (2019): 3 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties (9 goals)


  • Referee: John Pitti
  • Assistant Referees: Christian Ramirez, Ronald Bruna
  • 4th Official: Jose Kellys