Tomorrow the “yellow chest” will enter into action, who will receive the visit of the León club of Mexico in the capital’s Doroteo Guamuch Flores stadium; while a day later “the creams” will face the Colorado Rapids, from the United States.
The Guastatoians return to the Champions League after three years, since their last competition was in 2019, when they fell in the round of 16 against the Houston Dynamo.
Until now they maintain a good dynamic in the local Clausura 2022 tournament and hope to be able to win the series against a team that is not going through its best moment, since in five days of Liga MX it has only added five points and appears in 12th place in the table, sports media recalled here.
For their part, the boys led by Willy Coito arrive with high expectations for the first leg of the round of 16, after winning the title last year, when they left Guastatoya on the road in the semifinal duel.
The white team also shows an improvement in their matches, with two wins and a draw in their last league duels.
Compared to the Colorado Rapids, the national squad arrives with more rhythm of competition, since seven dates have been played here while in the United States the MLS has not yet started its regular season, analysts said.
The “creams” will have the game back on Wednesday, February 23, in Colorado, United States, although Coito confirmed to the local press that they are taking steps to authorize the entry of some of their players vaccinated against Covid-19 with the drug Sputnik-V, without approval yet from the World Health Organization.
16 clubs with a maximum of 35 players participate in the Sccl 2022, and precisely this February 15, the competitive calendar of the round of 16 begins until February 23.
It will be followed by the first leg quarter-final matches in March, the first leg semi-finals and final in April, and the second leg final in the first week of May.