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Pumas UNAM v Cruz Azul

Pumas vs Cruz Azul: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

21:00 GMT+3 05/04/2022
Sebastián Saucedo Pumas Concachampions 2022
It's an all-Liga MX encounter in the opening tie of this last-four clash, and neither side will want to fall short of the final hurdle

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Pumas UNAM is set to take on Cruz Azul on Tuesday in a CONCACAF Liga de Campeones match. This is the first leg of the semifinal matchup between these two sides, with the second leg set to be played on April 12.

Watch Pumas UNAM vs. Cruz Azul on fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

These two sides both compete in Mexico’s Liga MX and last met on March 12, with Cruz Azul winning 2-1 behind goals from Luis Abram and Juan Escobar.

Ahead of the game, GOAL has the details of how to watch on TV, stream online, team news and more.

Games Pumas UNAM vs. Cruz Azul
Date April 5, 2022
Times 10pm ET, 7pm PT
Stream fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV channel, live stream & how to watch

In the United States (US), CONCACAF Liga de Campeones matches can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (try for free).

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U.S. TV channelOnline stream
Fox Sports 1fubo TV (try for free)

Team news & rosters

PositionPumas roster
Goalkeepers Talavera, Tapia, Paz
Defenders Moza, Rodriguez, Julio Gonzalez, Freire, Oritz, Bennevendo, Aguayo, Freyfeld
Midfielders Saucedo, Meritao, F. Alvarez, Amaury Garcia, Lopez, Velarde, Battocchio, A. Alvarez, Rivas, Ruvalcaba, Trigos, Caicedo, Jose, Gonzalez, Carreon, Perez, Galindo, M. Garcia, Miguel, Moreno, Samano, Angel Garcia

Forward

Ignacio Dinenno, Islas, Rogerio, Montejano, Corozo, Diogo, Duran

Pumas UNAM qualified for this year’s Champions League by virtue of its 2020 Guardianes runner-up performance. The team’s previous best performance in this event was in the 2011-12 competition, when it made it to the semifinals, though the team did win the previous Champions’ Cup three times during the 1980s.

UNAM features the top goalscorer of the tournament in Argentine striker Juan Ignacio Dinenno, who has scored five goals so far during the competition, including a pair of goals in the second leg of the quarterfinals meeting with the New England Revolution.

In the current Liga MX Clausura, Rogerio leads the team in goals with five.

Projected Pumas starting XI: Rodríguez, Freire, Ortíz, Mozo, Alvarez, Meritao, Lopez, de Olivera, Rogerio, Dinenno; Talavera.

PositionCruz Azul roster
Goalkeepers Corona, Jurado, Cabanas
Defenders Mayorga, Dominguez, Abram, Joaquin Martinez, Aldrete, Aguilar, Escobar, Guerrero
Midfielders Lira, Romero, Otero, Rivero, Rodriguez, Baca, Zaleta, Jimenez, J. Martinez, Haro
Forwards Antuna, Mendoza, Tabo, Angulo, Morales, Gimenez, Gutierrez, Huescas

Cruz Azul qualified as the 2021 Guardianes champion. The team has won the Champions League once before, taking the title in 2014. It was also the runners-up in 2009 and 2010.

Uriel Antuna is tied for fifth in this competition in goals with a pair, which leads Cruz Azul. He scored in each of the quarterfinal matches after not scoring in the first round.

Juan Escobar’s four goals currently lead the club in the Liga MX Clausura campaign.

Predicted Cruz Azul starting XI: Rivero, Aguilar, Abram, Escobar, Antuna, Lira, Baca, Mendoza, Morales, Huescas; Corona.

Last five results

Pumas resultsCruz Azul results
Juarez 3-4 Pumas (Apr 2)Cruz Azul 1-0 Atlas (Apr 2)
Pumas 1-0 Mazatlan (Mar 25)Pachuca 1-0 Cruz Azul (Mar 19)
Pumas 1-3 Necaxa (Mar 19)Montreal 1-1 Cruz Azul (Mar 16)
Pumas 3 (4)-(3) 0 New England (Mar 16)Cruz Azul 2-1 Pumas (Mar 12)
Cruz Azul 2-1 Pumas (Mar 12)Cruz Azul 1-0 Montreal (Mar 9)

Head-to-head

DateResult
3/12/2022Cruz Azul 2-1 Pumas
11/7/2021Pumas 4-3 Cruz Azul
3/7/2021Pumas 0-1 Cruz Azul

12/6/2020

Pumas 4-0 Cruz Azul

12/3/2020

Cruz Azul 4-0 Pumas