Back-to-back champion León hosts second-place Pachuca this Saturday, August 30 at 9PM/8C/6PT on Telemundo, the official network of the clubs’ home games
Miami – August 26, 2014 – León and Pachuca face off once again on Deportes Telemundo in Game 7 of the Liga MX 2014 Opening Tournament this Saturday, August 30 at 9PM/8C/6T on Telemundo. Andrés Cantor will join soccer expert Sammy Sadovnik and former Mexican star player Carlos Hermosillo in narrating the encounter between the last tournament’s winners as they vie to position themselves in the current rankings, with award-winning reporter Kaziro Aoyama giving an up-close look at the action on the field.
Viewers can also watch the game on the redesigned “Deportes Telemundo en VIVO EXTRA” app for Apple and Android mobile devices, and on the deportestelemundo.com webpage, with a play-by-play account on the Deportes Telemundo Twitter account, @telemundosports.
León enters the match with two wins and four losses. The team steamrolled over Monarcas Morelia 4-0 in Game 3 and rebounded after being down 1-0 against the UNAM Pumas to win 2-1 in Game 5. They lost Game 6 to the Leones Negros of the University of Guadalajara by one point.
Pachuca is fresh off its 3-1 win against an undefeated Atlas in a scintillating match that aired on “Deportes Telemundo” last Saturday, August 23, with “El Chavo” Matías Alustiza scoring all three of the team’s goals. Thanks to this win, Pachuca is in seventh place in the tournament with 9 points, reflecting three wins and an equal number of losses.
León and Pachuca have played each other 18 times since the 1992-1993 season, resulting in three wins for León, eight for Pachuca and seven ties. The last time León beat Pachuca at Nou Camp Stadium was the 14thgame of the 2000 summer season. Most recently, in the 2014 Closing Tournament final, León lost its home game to Pachuca 3-2 but came back to beat Enrique Meza’s team at Estadio Hidalgo 2-0 to clinch the championship.
Deportes Telemundo, Telemundo Network’s sports division, is one of the United States’ leading providers of Spanish-language sports content. In addition to being “the home of the Olympic Games in Spanish in the United States,” Deportes Telemundo presents Mexican national team games in the World Cup eliminations; all Club León and Club Pachuca home games in the Liga MX; and the leading boxing program in Spanish, “Boxeo Telemundo.” It also has the TV and online rights in the US Spanish-language market to the FIFA World Cup, the world’s top soccer tournament, on all platforms (except radio) from 2015 to 2022.
In addition to top sporting events, Deportes Telemundo provides content for mun2 Network and produces three leading sports and entertainment shows: “Titulares y más,” “Titulares Telemundo” and “Ritmo Deportivo,” which present analysis of the latest sports news along with entertainment and lifestyle segments. The award-winning Deportes Telemundo team of sportscasters is led by the world-famous Andrés Cantor, with Jessi Losada, Sammy Sadovnik, Carlos Hermosillo, Leti Coo, Edgar López, Karim Mendiburu, Ana Jurka, René Giraldo and Kaziro Aoyama.
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