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America is ready to take Cruz Azul Saturday in a Liga MX game. Both teams are heading to the playoffs and have a chance to crack the top four and advance directly to the Clausura Quarter-Finals if Atlas don’t beat Tigres UANL earlier in the day.
These sides last met in October, with Cruz Azul winning 2-1 thanks to an added-time penalty from Jonathan Rodríguez.
ahead of the game, GOAL has the details on how to watch on TV, stream online, team news and more.
TV channel, live stream and how to watch
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Team news and rosters
América are the hottest team in Liga MX right now, winning five games in a row to move up to fifth place in the league table. The team is just one point behind Atlas for that crucial fourth place.
The team won four of those five games by shutout, with the only goal they allowed during that streak coming against Tijuana, a game America won 3-1. The team’s most recent match was a 2–0 win over Tigres, with Diego Valdés Contreras and Henry Martín each scoring a goal.
In the Apertura, América finished first in the regular season, but were rebounded in the quarter-finals of the tournament, losing 3-1 to UNAM.
America projected from the XI: Ochoa, Fuentes, Cáceres, Valdez, Sánchez, Fidalgo, Sánchez, Martínez, Valdés, Zendejas, Vinas
Cruz Azul is one place – and one point – behind América in the current standings. However, the team have lost two of their last three matches, including Sunday’s 1-0 loss to San Luis. Still, a win on Saturday could still see Cruz Azul into the top four.
This team was recently knocked out in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League, losing 2-1 to Pumas.
During the Apertura, Cruz Azul finished eighth, advancing to the reclassification stage. The team was then dominated by Monterrey, losing 4-1 and knocking Cruz Azul out of the playoffs. Can the 2021 Guardianes champion make some noise in the playoffs?
Starting XI planned for Cruz Azul: Jurado, Domínguez, Aguilar, Aldrete, Mayorga, Lira, Baca, Antuna, Romero, Rivero, Tabó.