Monterrey vs Morelia: Team news & live stream

first_imgLiga MX Monterrey vs Morelia: Live stream, team news, kick-off time, & match preview Goal Last updated 1 year ago 02:30 12/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Rogelio Funes Mori Carlos Sanchez Monterrey Julio Cesar Aguilar Liga MX Monterrey v Morelia Morelia Monterrey The first seed looks to seal a spot in the Liga MX final after an important one-goal victory in the semifinal first leg Monterrey has appeared destined for the Liga MX final for most of the season, and now it is just one game away from making it a reality. After the top-seeded Rayados posted a 1-0 win at fourth-seed Morelia in the Liguilla semifinal first leg Thursday, they return home to Estadio BBVA Bancomer on Sunday looking to close the deal. Morelia faces a daunting task at Monterrey, needing to win against the league’s top team in a stadium where Antonio Mohamed’s side did not lose once in Apertura league play. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Game Monterrey vs Morelia Date Sunday, December 3 Time 7:00 p.m. ET LIVE STREAM Aviles Hurtado MonterreyWatch Monterrey vs. Morelia live and On-Demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Monterrey players Goalkeepers Gonzalez, Carrizo, Resendez Defenders Montes, Basanta, Sanchez, Portales, Alvarez, Vangioni, Castillo, Fuentes, Medina, Juarez Midfielders Molina, Ortiz, Zavala, J. Gonzalez, Cardozo, Sanchez, Hurtado, A. Gonzalez Forwards Funes Mori, Pabon, Benitez, Bueno Mohamed’s side will have a couple injury concerns heading into the second leg. Carlos Sanchez and Dorlan Pabon appear fit after leaving the second leg of the quarterfinals with knocks, but playing Thursday.But the club’s top scorer Aviles Hurtado left Thursday’s contest in the 65th minute with a muscular injury, and his status for the second leg is up in the air. Potential starting XI: Gonzalez; Vangioni, Basanta, Sanchez, Medina; Sanchez, Cardozo, Gonzalez, Ortiz; Funes Mori, Pabon. Position Morelia players Goalkeepers Malagon, Urbina, Sosa Defenders Perez, Achilier, Loeschbor, Vegas, Valadez, Rodríguez, Chavez,  Guzman Midfielders Osuna, Mejia, Rodríguez, Rocha, Millar, Valdes, Cuero, Vilchis, Sepulveda, Zarate, Polo, Lezcano Forwards Ruidíaz, Ortiz, Sansores Manager Roberto Hernandez will have a full squad to choose from on Sunday, and will likely need some heroic performances from attackers Raul Ruidaz and Angel Sepulveda to pull off a huge upset. Potential starting XI: Sosa; Vegas, Rodríguez, Achilier, Guzman; Millar, Osuna; Lezcano, Valdes, Sepulveda; Ruidíaz.GAME PREVIEW Raul Ruidiaz MoreliaDuring the regular season Monterrey had both the best attack and the stingiest defense in Liga MX, all while going unbeaten at home, so confidence will be soaring for Mohamed’s side needing only a home draw to advance to the final. There are a few warning signs, though, that things may not be completely straightforward for Rayados at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer on Sunday night. First off, Morelia controlled the first leg and were it not for a controversial penalty decision and several key stops from goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez, Monterrey could easily be facing a deficit heading home for the second leg. In addition, Morelia was the Apertura’s best away side in the regular season, posting a record of six wins, one draw and two losses on its travels.Finally, Monterrey could very well be without top scorer Aviles Hurtado, who picked up an injury in the first leg. With all that said, Monterrey will still be hugely favored to advance to the Apertura final, where a potential date with crosstown rivals Tigres awaits. Mohamed’s side has the depth to overcome Hurtado’s absence and is far and away the best side of the remaining four semifinalists. At this point, anything less than a title will be seen as a failure for Rayados.last_img read more