Mexico City, Mexico – The action of the CONCACAF Champions league is back for its quarterfinal edition. The big game for this week is Liga MX’s Club America versus MLS side Atlanta United. The narrative of both leagues going at it in this competition continues once again. Both these teams recently faced off against each other not that long ago last year in the Campeones Cup. A match that saw MLS side Atlanta United best Club America in an exciting contest. So there is plenty to play for in this upcoming match for both sides. The first leg will be played in Mexico City at the Estadio Azteca. This means the Coapa side will have home field advantage to start. Both teams come into this match on different run of form which will add to the excitement of the match. Here is our CCL Preview.
Preview: Club America vs Atlanta United
Miguel Herrera’s side comes into this match in not so hot form. A lot of questions surround this team after making it into this round via penalties and coming off pretty pour form as well. In their last three games the team has drawn two and lost one. In their past two games they’ve conceded six goals. Even with all these negatives surrounding the club, America still walk into this game as favorites. But only by a small margin considering who they’re going up against. The team need to rebound after the poor results they’ve had and this game is exactly what this side will look for to spring them back into action. Expect Herrera to field his best possible starting eleven from Guillermo Ochoa in net, to Henry Martin and Federico Vinas up top. Having home field advantage for this first leg is crucial. The team will come out with every intention to close the game out at home.
On the other hand Atlanta will have quite a difficult challenge in front of them. They travel to Mexico City with a tough ask, to walk away with a result they can manage at home with. Add on top of that the absence of Josef Martinez and the MLS side have a mountain to climb in this first leg. One thing that this team does have is momentum at the moment. Atlanta come into this match on a three game winning streak. While the MLS season just started for them two wins to start of the season and winning there last CCL match shows the capability of this team. The team has plenty to arsenal upfront in Ezequiel Barco and Pity Martinez. Two players that will be tasked the responsibility in breaking the Club America defense.
Last Word on Club America vs Atlanta United
The game everyone will be tuning in to watch promises to have excitement. If they’re last encounter in the Campeones Cup which featured five goals is anything to go by then this match will be a spectacle. Both teams looking to get a favorable result going into the next round. Club America on one hand have quite the week ahead of them. Getting a victory in this game will do wonders to boost confidence. On the other hand Atlanta will want to continue there good start to the season. While the altitude will play a crucial part to this match, both America and Atlanta know everything is up to play for.