TIJUANA. – It took more than 20 years for this border city to have a team in Division One in the Mexican soccer league, and also be part of an international tournament which is a dream that will come true again this Tuesday, when the Xolos will be facing San Jose Oruro from Bolivia in Week 2 of the Copa Libertadores of America tournament 2013.
The match will be played at Caliente stadium at 7:15p.m. Tijuana local time (PST), and a sold out stadium full of fans is expected for this game.
Xolos are coming into this match after two consecutive victories, in which one of them was against Millonarios of Columbia in their first game in this tournament, and the other one was again Atlas this past weekend.
San Jose Oruro got to Tijuana this past Sunday night and has had only one day of practice to get ready for this match.
Their first game in the Copa Libertadores tournament was against the world champions SC Corinthians Paulista, who they were able to tie with at one goal each.
Xolos will have all of their star players available for this match, where Cerilio Saucedo will start as the goal keeper. On defense will be Edgar Castillo, Juan Carlos Núñez, Javier Gandolfi and Pablo Cesar Aguilar.
Playing in the midfield will be Cristian Pellerano, Fernando Arce and Joe Corona.
Up top as forwards will be Fidel Martinez, Alfredo “El Chango” Moreno and Duvier Riascos.
The main objective here for the canine squad, is to obviously win and pull off a victory at home in this tournament in order to continue on a good path to make it into the next round.
This match will be broadcasted live in Mexico through FOX Sports, and in the United States through Fox Deportes.