Clausura 2019 Semifinal Preview: Sunday’s Game

León vs América – 9:06 PM – Univision Deportes
First leg: América 0-1 León

León (1st) is in good position to advance after their away win in the first leg. Any win or draw would put them through to the final, as would a 0-1 loss – and every single one of their home games this season reflected one of those scenarios: seven wins, one draw, and one 0-1 loss. León also has both the best attacking record and the best defensive record in the league; they would have to lose while conceding 2+ goals to fail to advance, and that happened just once in their 17 regular season games. In other words, La Fiera will like their chances in this one.

As for América (5th), the Águilas need to win, and need to score at least twice while doing so; they didn’t have great success on the road, though, with three wins in their eight road games. In terms of goals, they were equally prolific on the road and at home – they created chances throughout the first leg, but were unable to put them away – but they conceded more than twice as many goals on their travels. They don’t need to shut out León – a 2-1 win would put them through just as well as a 2-0 would – but allowing an early goal won’t do much to help their confidence.

In the lone regular season meeting between the two, León picked up a 0-3 win in Jornada 6.

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