Football fans can watch the Toluca vs. Cruz Azul game live online and see which team can seize the CONCACAF Champions League final.
The teams, currently ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in Liga MX, will clash Wednesday at the Estadio Nemesio Diez, with kickoff set for 7 pm local time.
Fans who watch the Toluca vs. Cruz Azul game live online will see a game with a lot at stake. The winner of the game will capture their first-ever CCL title, and will win a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco in December.
The teams met in the first leg last week, with defense dominating the day. After playing to a 0-0 draw, Cruz Azul and Toluca will now play a final contest in which the first goal could likely be the championship-winner.
There is plenty of drama to the match as well. The suspension of Cruz Azul goalkeeper Jesus Corona has been reduced to one game, which he has already served. That means he is eligible for selection after Guillermo Allison stepped in admirably in the first leg of the final last week.
Allison also started in La Maquina’s 5-1 Liga MX loss to Morelia on Friday, a loss that put coach Luis Fernando Tena on edge.
“It bothers me to lose and it bothers me to lose by this score,” Tena said, trying to put the defeat into perspective. “I knew that it was going to be a difficult game. There are players from Liga de Ascenso.”
They will face a difficult squad in Toluca, which is unbeaten in its last CONCACAF Champions League matches.
Toluca also has the experience of head coach Jose Cardozo, who won the 2003 CCL Cup with Toluca as a player.
“Obviously I do not like losing,” Cardozo said. “Whoever plays, we must find a way to win, but the play of the young players showed that they left everything on the field. The opponent played with everything to its full potential without much scoring difference because I find that the opponent had only two or three opportunities around the goal and we also had two or three. I think their experience and game management weighed a little more.”
Fans who want to watch the Toluca vs. Cruz Azul match live online can click here for streaming video of the CONCACAF Champions League final. Live scores and stats of the match will also be available through ESPN.