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The Liga MX season gets underway this week. Santos Laguna and Monterrey are set to meet on Sunday in one of the marquee games of the weekend.
These teams met in June in a club friendly, with Santos Laguna winning it 1-0.
Ahead of the game, GOAL has the details of how to watch on TV, stream online, team news and more.
|Games||Santos Laguna vs. Monterrey|
|Date||July 3, 2022|
|Times||8:00 pm ET, 5:00 pm PT|
|Stream||fubo TV (start with a free trial)|
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
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|U.S. TV channel||Online stream|
|FOX Sports 2||fubo TV (start with a free trial)|
Team news & rosters
|Position||Santos Laguna roster|
|Goalkeepers||Acevedo, Lajud, Holguin Perez|
|Defenders||Govea, Diaz, Torres, Orrantia, Rodríguez, Dona, Pizzichillo, Gonzalez|
|Midfielders||Campos, Cervantes, Suarez, Lozano, Gorriarán, Ocejo, Andrade, Lopez, Avila, Prieto, Carillo, Medina, Preciado, Games|
|Perez, Lozano Silva, Aguirre, Correa, Brunetta|
Santos Laguna is coming off of a disappointing 2021-22 Liga MX campaign. The Guerreros were fifth in the Apertura, losing in the quarterfinals to UANL.
But then, things fell apart. In the Clausura, Santos Laguna recorded just five wins in 17 matches, finishing 14th in the league table and missing the postseason.
Historically, this kind of up-and-down production is a staple of Santos Laguna. The team failed to make the playoffs in the 2020 Guardianes, then finished as the runners-up in the 2021 Guardians. What can we expect from Santos Laguna in this Apertura? Will the club bounce back?
Predicted Santos Laguna starting XI: Dória, Rodríguez, Andrade, Orrantia, Rivas, Gorriarán, Lozano, Medina, Aguirre, Preciado; Acevedo
|Goalkeepers||Andrada, Cardenez, Ramos, H. Gonzalez|
|Defenders||Montes, Gutiérrez, Moreno, Said Grijalva, Vegas, Medina|
|Midfielders||Romo, Kranevitter, Meza, Aguirre, Oritz, Gallardo, A. González, Pizarro, Lopez|
|Forwards||Funes Mori, Alvarado, Aguirre|
Monterrey finished seventh in the Clausura, with 26 points in 17 matches. Its playoff run was cut short though, as the team lost on penalty kicks in the reclassification to Altetico San Luis.
The Rayados last won the Liga MX in 2019, when they were the Apertura champions.
Monterrey has a big addition to the roster heading into this season, as the team added 27-year-old forward Rodrigo Aguirre, who played for Necaxa last season and finished second in the Clausura in goals scored.
Predicted Monterrey starting XI: Aguerre; Mendoza, Perg, E. Martinez, Vera; Sequeira, J. Hernandez, Escamilla, Barrera; Godinez, Sepulveda.
Last five results
|Santos Laguna results||Monterrey results|
|Tigres 1-3 Santos Laguna (Jun 22)||Monterrey 0-1 Santos Laguna (Jun 18)|
|Monterrey 0-1 Santos Laguna (Jun 18)||Monterrey 2-3 San Luis (May 7)|
|Chivas 3-1 Santos Laguna (Jun 15)||Monterrey 2-0 Tijuana (Apr 30)|
|San Luis 1-3 Santos Laguna (May 1)||Pachuca 3-0 Monterrey (Apr 23)|
|Santos Laguna 1-1 Leon (Apr 24)||Monterrey 0-0 Atlas (Apr 20)|
|6/18/2022||Monterrey 0-1 Santos Laguna|
|3/10/2022||Monterrey 1-0 Santos Laguna|
|9/26/2021||Santos Laguna 1-2 Monterrey|
|5/16/2021||Monterrey 1-1 Santos Laguna|
|5/13/2021||Santos Laguna 2-1 Monterrey|