Full time: LAFC 3, América 1. Can you believe it????? LAFC win, and are in the CCL final! Here’s the full recap, thanks for following along!
93rd minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Latif Blessing ices it with the last-second goal.
79th minute: Luis Reyes sent off for Club América, so the teams are even again for the final minutes here, LAFC still leading 2-1.
46th & 47th minutes: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOLS LAFC! Carlos Vela with a quickfire double to flip the scoreline. LAFC have the lead!
1st half stoppage time: Eduard Atuesta sent off for LAFC. The most unjust red card you’ll see, an absolute joke. LAFC now down a man and a goal in this game.
11th minute: Goal América. Sebastian Caceres heads in the opener off a corner kick to put LAFC down.
LAFC run it back, with Bob Bradley making no changes from the XI against Cruz Azul.
América are going with a pretty strong group, as expected.
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Los Angeles Football Club are back in action just a few days after their last game, as they remain in the Concacaf Champions League in Orlando with a semifinal clash against Liga MX powerhouse Club América Saturday night.
LAFC are coming off a 2-1 win over Cruz Azul on Wednesday in the quarterfinal round. After Yoshi Yotun’s penalty gave Cruz Azul an early lead, Carlos Vela scored a PK of his own and then set up Mahala Opoku with the second-half winner, the rookie opening his professional scoring account in absolute style.
Club América, meanwhile, advanced from their series against Atlanta United, but lost 1-0 on Wednesday, with Jackson Conway scoring the only goal in that one. Guillermo Ochoa was credited with keeping América in the game, but aside from a 3-0 win in the first leg, Las Aguilas haven’t actually been steamrolling the competition so far in this CCL.
So if you’re an experienced CCL watcher, you have to be of two minds here: Liga MX teams usually snap into form at this point in the competition and often clean the floor with MLS teams, which could very well happen here, OR the gap is narrowing and LAFC have already beaten two Liga MX teams, what do they have to be afraid of in his single-elimination game?
You can probably tell I’m torn. If LAFC play as well as they did in the second half of the Cruz Azul game, they absolutely have a chance in this one. It’s soccer, of course they have a chance. But they can’t screw up, or come in flat, or they’ll get crushed.
If LAFC win, the ride will continue one more game, with a trophy on the line. But first things first: This is arguably the biggest game in LAFC’s short history. Here’s hoping they post another legendary result.
I can’t find odds for this game, on Friday evening. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Guess the sportsbooks are tied up with the other sports and/or getting ready for the holidays.
How to Watch:
Saturday’s match between LAFC and Club América will be televised nationally on FS2, TUDN and Univision, which you can watch via FuboTV. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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