By DAN KARELL
The last time that Club America and Santos Laguna met, it was a battle of the best offense (America) against the best defense (Santos Laguna).
As it turned out, defense won, as Santos Laguna held on for a 1-0 victory over the eventual Clausura champions. However, this time around on Friday evening at the Estadio Torreon, America have the best defense and second-best offense in Liga MX, trailing only Morelia in goals scored by two. America have a goal differential of plus-12, while Santos sit at just +4.
Regardless, players like Oribe Peralta of Santos and Raul Jimenez and Francisco “Maza” Rodriguez of America return to their clubs, looking to overcome the disappointment of the two losses for Mexico during the international break.
Elsewhere in Liga MX this weekend, Veracruz host Club Leon, Tigres UANL visit Cruz Azul, and Club Tijuana faces Chivas in Guadalajara.
Here’s a full rundown of this weekend’s schedule in Liga MX, complete with TV listings:
8:30pm – Queretaro vs. Atlante – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America
10:30pm – Santos Laguna vs. Club America – Univision Deportes
6pm – Cruz Azul vs. Tigres UANL – Univision
6pm – Veracruz vs. Club Leon – Univision Deportes
8pm – Monterrey vs. Pachuca – Univision Deportes
10pm – Chiapas vs. Atlas – Univision Deportes
1pm – Puebla vs. Toluca – ESPN Deportes/Azteca America
1pm – Pumas UNAM vs. Morelia – Univision
6pm – Chivas vs. Club Tijuana – UniMas