TIJUANA, BC. – After a two consecutive victories at the beginning of this Clausura 2013 season in the Liga MX, Club Tijuana must now continue on a good path which today they will be playing against Pumas UNAM.
The match will be part of week 3 of the Clausura 2013 tournament and will start at 12:00 local time, 10:00a.m. (Pacific Standard Time): at the University Olympic stadium in Mexico City.
Since 2011 when Xolos first move up to Division One, both teams have face each other only 5 times which Pumas has not been able to defeat the canine squad.
Today might not be a good day either for Pumas, who has been defeated in 3 consecutively games.
On the Xolos side everything seems to be running smoothly, although a few players from the team today will not be playing, and has forced head coach Antonio Mohamed to modify the lineup.
The Brazilian midfielder, now naturalized Mexican player, Leandro Augusto, will not be playing in today’s game due to a red card suspension he obtain during last week’s game on a foul against Rafael Marquez from Leon.
Joining Augusto are also Joe Corona and Duvier Riascos, both whom are not playing due to an injury.
The lineup will most likely be headed by Cirilo Saucedo as goal keeper, Edgar Castillo, Javier Gandolfi, Pablo Cesar Aguilar and Juan Carlos Nuñez on defense.
Playing in the midfield will be Cristian Pellerano, Fernando Arce and possibly Noe Maya who will be replacing Joe Corona.
The forwards will be Fidel Martinez, Alfredo “Chango” Moreno and Richard Ruiz.
Pumas might also have two of their players sit out on this game, and those are Marco Antonio Palacios and Martin Bravo.
The game will be broadcasted live through “ Canal de las Estrellas” in Mexico, and through Univision in the United States at 10a.m. pacific time.