WOODY BAUM - Thursday, May 6, 2010
Jose Francisco Torres and Pachuca will attempt to dethrone defending champions Monterrey in the return leg of their Liguilla quarterfinal on saturday night.
Pachuca own a one-goal lead over the defending champions, having defeated them in the Estadio Hidalgo after playing some of their best soccer all season.
Pachuca will have a difficult task ahead of them as anything less then a tie or a victory will eliminate them.
However, Monterrey have been virtually unstoppable at home all season long, and have already defeated the Tuzos at home by a three-goal margin during the regular season.
Francisco Torres looks to start again, after having starting and playing 90 minutes in the first game.
Torres has publicly stated that Pachuca will look to go on the offensive and will be looking to claim a win over the dangerous defending champions.
Pachuca goalkeeper Miguel Calero is in doubt after injuring his arm. His absence could be a huge blow to the visiting team and his status is day-to-day.
Also out for Pachuca are Gerardo Rodriguez, who is injured, and Paul Aguilar who is training with the Mexican national team.
Monterrey will be missing Aldo de Negris due to injury.