U de Chile Look To Close Out Chivas At Home.By: Mauro | August 3rd, 2010
Ok, this is where we separate the men from the boys or like Alex Ferguson once said, “this is squeaky bum time.” Tonight, two of the four best teams in South America, and North America for that matter, face off to see who is going to earn a place for themselves in the final.
While the U de Chile people are beside themselves that their team has gotten this far, they are confident that they’ll get what they need to get done tonight to advance to the final match up.
U de Chile have no injuries so expect to see the same line up we saw last week in Mexico City. Chivas have two players who are not going to be available for tonight’s match. Defender Omar Esparza and striker Alberto Medina. Meanwhile, Omar Bravo (that’s right, the one that ran rampant all over the U de Chile penalty area) is mourning the loss of his father, so we’ll see if there is anything left in his tank for this match.
The winner of this match faces a Brazilian side, that’s certain. Inter and São Paulo are playing their match on Thursday to see which one of them will go through to the final.
Not much else to say really, it’s time to put up or shut up.
My pick: This one has U de Chile written all over it in my opinion. They played very conservatively in Mexico and I expect them to open up play and spend the majority of the match in Chivas half of the pitch. I’ll give this one a 2-0 for good measure. Plus, U de Chile is debuting their stadium, which has been closed down for quite some time due to some renovations.
Catch this match tonight after the opening match of the Copa Sudamericana.
U de Chile vs. Chivas starts at 9pm EST on Fox Sports en Español.