Full time: LAFC 3, León 0. What a night, what an incredible win. LAFC advance to the CCL quarterfinals. Here’s our full recap, thanks so much for following along on this historic occasion!
79th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Diego Rossi with a chip that settles just inside the far post and nestles in! LAFC lead in the series! This is INCREDIBLE!
77th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! The series is tied, Vela has gotten another one! Let’s finish this!
Halftime: LAFC are winning this game 1-0, and are now one goal down in the series. With 45 minutes to play, they have been the stronger side on the night, but they have to get at least a goal and keep León off the board. Can they do it? So far so good this evening.
27th minute: GOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Vela scores the first goal of the year, and it’s a big one, just moments after Vela had a goal incorrectly chalked off. LAFC are winning 1-0 and are now down 2-1 in the series.
LAFC go with an almost identical lineup to what they used in the first leg, the one change being Eduard Atuesta making his 2020 debut and Francisco Ginella heading to the bench.
The #LAFC Starting XI vs. @clubleonfc.— LAFC (@LAFC) February 28, 2020
Tonight's lineup is presented by @Delta & @AeromexicoUSA.#LAFCvsLEON | #SCCL2020 pic.twitter.com/J4GEbbf778
León are missing the injured Angel Mena, who scored in the first leg, but they’re rolling with a strong XI to try and ensure passage to the quarterfinals.
¡ASÍ JUEGA #LAFIERA! #DaLeón pic.twitter.com/CZIlfleq5L— Club León (@clubleonfc) February 28, 2020
Los Angeles Football Club will aim to overcome a two-goal deficit from their Concacaf Champions League debut, as they host Liga MX side Club León in the return leg of the two-game series as the teams square off Thursday night at Banc of California Stadium.
LAFC will aim to win their first game of the season and also to flip the series against León, where they are down 2-0 through the first leg, which may be a tall task considering how much LAFC struggled in the first leg. That game was LAFC’s worst-ever performance, but the good news is they get one more game to try and right the ship and they aren’t completely out of the range of doing that.
But they’ll need to get a multi-goal win against a good team to have any shot of moving on. Can LAFC get the win? Can they get a good enough win to win the series? Can they put together, at minimum, a better performance ahead of the MLS season opener on Sunday? We’ll find out Thursday at The Banc.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Wednesday afternoon, LAFC are favored at home (-109) while León are road underdogs (+265). The odds of a draw are (+275), so the bookmakers think LAFC are in solid shape to pick up a win.
How to Watch:
Tuesday’s match between LAFC and León will be televised on FS1 (English) and TUDN (Spanish) in the United States. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7 pm PT with kickoff to follow shortly after. You can watch both channels on FuboTV.
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