The first leg of the First Round of the Champions Cup has ended and so far only 2 of the 5 Liga MX clubs have not won, as América fell to Real Estelí and Tigres tied with the Vancouver Whitecaps; They need these results to not be eliminated.
It is important to emphasize that, if they advance, the Mexicans will reach the Round of 16, so the elimination of the First Round would be ‘ridiculous’, since the level of the Concacaf clubs is questioned by many about.
What does America need that cannot be eliminated?
América, who played first, fell to Real Estelí 2-1, and be careful, the away game is important this time, so Julián Quiñones’ goal gave them a little life.
If America wants to reach the Round of 16 of the Champions Cup, they must win by 2 or more goals, without conceding, because the total points will favor them. If they receive a 1, they must score 3 or more and advance directly. 2-1 to Azteca will force extra time.
Now, if America receives 2, the away goal comes into play, so they will be forced to score 4 goals, because only the advantage of the aggregate will give them the pass.
Results that Tigres needed to avoid elimination
Tigres have a ‘friendlier’ outlook, since they tied 1 goal and without that goal, the options are wider.
Siboldi’s team must win any result to advance to the next round of the Champions Cup, they can even draw 0-0 and they will pass. A 1-goal tie with Volcán would force extra time.
Now, the Tigres cannot score 2 or more goals, because the away goal favors the Whitecaps; If he loses, it is clear that he will be eliminated.