Road issues

Club América will have to solve road problems to beat Pachuca

Club América are looking to win their 14th Liga MX league title and are now two games away from a place in the final. The Eagles beat Puebla 4-3 on aggregate in the quarter-finals last week and they will face the number one seeded team in the next round, Club Pachuca.

The Eagles started the tournament bottom of the table, but caretaker manager Fernando Ortíz took them to fourth place in the standings at the end of the regular season. América managed to avoid the wildcard round and is now the top contender to win the Clausura 2022 title. It is the first time in three years that they have reached the semi-finals.

America not happy travelers

Club América struggled when they played away from the Estadio Azteca in the playoffs. The capital-based side have lost all six away games and will need to improve if they are to beat Pachuca, with the second leg of the semi-final to be played at Estadio Hidalgo.

In addition to that, the Eagles haven’t won on the road since the 2019 Apertura tournament, when they beat Tigres UANL 4-2 at the Estadio Universitario. Since then, they have lost six consecutive away games against Morelia, Monterrey, Chivas, Pachuca, Pumas and Puebla.

In recent history, América have won just two out of ten games on the road, beating Tigres and León respectively. It’s a different story when the Eagles play at home: at the Estadio Azteca they have six wins, one draw and three losses in their last 10 qualifying matches.