By DAN KARELL
The Americas capture the world’s attention in soccer matches on Thursday, with a Liga MX playoff final, Copa Libertadores duals, and a high powered international friendly on tap.
Club America and their strike duo of Christian Benitez and Raul Jimenez travel ten miles up the road to face their Mexico City rivals Cruz Azul in the first-leg of the Liga MX Clausura playoffs finals.
Cruz Azul have only failed to pick up three points in a match once since the start of April, but they meet their match in America, who have managed to put goals in the back of the net despite poor performances in defense at times.
Also in Mexico, Club Tijuana host Ronaldinho and Atletico Mineiro in a crucial first-leg quarterfinal match in the Copa Libertadores. In Argentina, a battle between Buenos Aires and Rosario ensues as Boca Juniors host Newell’s Old Boys.
Chelsea take on Manchester City in a friendly match at a sold out Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
8:30pm – Fox Deportes – Club Tijuana vs. Atletico Mineiro
8:30pm – ESPN2/ESPN3 – Chelsea vs. Manchester City
10pm – ESPN2/ESPN3 – Cruz Azul vs. Club America