Viva Liga MX! Club Necaxa will face their rivals, Club America, in the first game of the Liga MX Apertura semifinals on Dec. 1. It might be the winter but the action is heating up so don’t miss a second!
It’s a clash between polar opposites. Club Necaxa is competing in Liga MX for the first time in five years while Club America is one of the most winningest teams in the league. Yet, these squads will go head-to-head at Estadio Victoria in the first-of-two matches of the Torneo Apertura. It all starts at 10:00 PM ET so tune in to watch!
Sport fans can watch this game via the Univision Deportes Network (CLICK HERE TO WATCH CLUB NECAXA VS. CLUB AMERICA LIVE STREAM). For those without UDN in their cable package, they can try a free trial of fuboTV (CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM)
These two squads know each other well. The two teams used to share the same Estadio Azteca during the late ‘60s (and then again in the ‘80s and 90s’) before Necaxa relocated to Estadio Victoria in Aguascalientes City, Aguascalientes. Club America remains in Mexico City. There’s nothing like a fight between former roommates, so this battle should be wild.
Club America is the most successful club in Mexican football, having won twelve league titles and five Copa Mexico cups. Las Aguilas (aka The Eagles) last won the Apertura in 2014, and secured their way into the semifinals by eliminating their most bitter rivals, Club Deportivo Guadalajara (aka Las Chivas.)
Neither Club America nor Las Chivas have ever been relegated to the second division, and when they clashed on Nov. 27, it was Oribe Peralta’s, 32,header into the corner that handed the Eagles the 1-0 victory and a ticket to the semis.
That was impressive, almost as jaw-dropping as Necaxa’s quarterfinals performance against Pachuca FC. Los Rayos (aka The Thunderbolts) managed to keep Pachuca from scoring, despite the 22 shots they took on goal. Nexaca’s goalie, Marcelo Barovero, 32, was a brick wall, which was important. Keeping Los Tuzos (and the reigning champions) scoreless allowed Necaxa to advance on aggregate, having scored 2 goals in the first half of the quarterfinals.
Can Necexa repeat this performance, or will Club America remind the newly promoted club why Las Aguilas are considered the best? HollywoodLifers, who do you want to win this game?