CCL - 2020 - Leg 1 - LAFC vs Cruz Azul

LAFC vs. Cruz Azul | Concacaf Champions League Preview

2020 Concacaf Champions League — Quarterfinals, Leg 1
LAFC vs. Cruz Azul
Bank of California Stadium — Los Angeles
March 12 — 10:30 PM ET

TV: FS2, TUDN
STREAMING: FOX Sports GO, TSN.ca/TSN App

After a stunning rally to defeat Club Leon, LAFC attempts to take down a second Liga MX foe when they host Cruz Azul at Banc of California Stadium Thursday night in the opening leg of their Concacaf Champions League quarterfinal matchup.

LAFC became the first team to rally from a 2-0 deficit to advance after defeating Club Leon, 3-0, in the second leg of the Round of 16 at home. Carlos Vela struck for a brace, including the 77th-minute equalizer, and Diego Rossi scored the clinching goal two minutes later to send LAFC into the quarterfinals. 

Cruz Azul, winners of the 2013/14 competition, needed a pair of stoppage-time goals to beat Portmore United, 2-1, in the opening leg in Jamaica. They then cruised to a 4-0 win at Estadio Azteca in the second leg.

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Danilo Silva (D) - left hamstring injury
    • OUT: Adama Diomande (F) - fractured metatarsal
    • OUT: Bradley Wright-Phillips (F) - sports hernia surgery
    • OUT: Adrian Perez (F) - ACL injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: José Cifuentes (M) - right ankle injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Danny Musoski (M) - sports hernia repair
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Latif Blessing (M), Diego Palacios (D), Mark-Anthony Kaye (M), Eduard Atuesta (M), Tristan Blackmon (D)
  • International duty:  None
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Milton Caraglio (F) - metatarsal fracture
    • OUT: Igor Lichnovsky (D) - sprained ankle
    • OUT: Pablo Aguilar (D) - sideband tear
    • OUT: Yoshi Yotun (M) - fifth metatarsal injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Santiago Giménez(F)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup

  • This is the first all-time meeting between Cruz Azul and LAFC.
  • Concacaf Champions League history: Cruz Azul - 5 appearances (2014/15, 2013/14, 2010/11, 2009/10, 2008/09): 32 wins, 12 losses, 10 ties (112 goals) … LAFC - first appearance: 1 win, 1 loss (3 goals)

Officials

  • Referee: Said Martinez
  • Assistant Referees: Walter Lopez, Henri Pupiro
  • 4th Official Raul Castro
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