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Champions League

  • August 28, 2012
  • • 8:00 PM
  • • BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
  • Referee: W. Lopez
  • • Attendance: 10951
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CONCACAF Champions League Preview: Toronto FC - Santos Laguna

CONCACAF Champions League Preview: Toronto FC - Santos Laguna

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Four months after they tangled in the 2011-12 CCL semifinal stage, Toronto FC and Santos Laguna are set to renew hostilities.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Toronto FC (4-4-2): F. Hall (GK); J. Hall, Eckersley, O'Dea, Morgan; Wiedeman, Frings, Dunfield, Johnson; Hassli, Silva

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg); FW Danny Koevermans (L knee ACL tear); DF Ty Harden (lower abdominal strain); DF Matt Stinson (R quadriceps strain); DF Doneil Henry (L knee tendinosis); MF Reggie Lambe (R knee MCL sprain); Nicholas Lindsay (L knee surgery recovery)

PROBABLE: FW Eric Hassli (back spasms)
Santos Laguna  (4-4-2): Becerra (GK); Figueroa, Alanis, Ibanez, Adachi; Salinas, Ludueña, Lugo, Crosas; Gomez, Quintero


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These teams met at the semifinal stage of the previous edition of the CONCACAF Champions League, with Santos prevailing 7-3 on aggregate.
  • Toronto was the first Canadian team to reach the CCL semifinals. Mexican teams have won every edition of the Champions League.
  • Santos' Darwin Quintero and Osmar Mares were both red-carded in their last appearance at BMO Field.
  • Both sides sit at three points in Group 1 after each team pummeled C.D. Aguila in their respective CCL openers. Santos Laguna holds a slight advantage in goal differential after winning 5-0, bettering TFC's 5-1 victory.
  • Mexican teams have never won on Canadian soil in the short history of the CCL, going 0-2-3 (W-D-L) in five matches.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Toronto

Santos Laguna

Wins
0
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Toronto FC TOR
Toronto FC Toronto
Draw
Club Santos Laguna SAN
Club Santos Laguna Santos Laguna
35%
61%

Top 3 Predictions

Toronto FC TOR
1 - 3
Club Santos Laguna SAN
Toronto FC TOR
1 - 0
Club Santos Laguna SAN
Toronto FC TOR
0 - 2
Club Santos Laguna SAN

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