The quarter-finals of the Apertura 2022 qualifiers continue as Toluca host Santos Laguna.
What time is Toluca vs Santos Laguna?
The first leg of the Round of 16 kicks off at Estadio Nemesio Díez, Toluca, at 7:06 p.m. local time on Thursday, October 13. In the US, it’s 8:06 p.m. ET / 5:06 p.m. PT.
Find out when the conflict starts if you’re in a different time zone.
How can I watch the game in the United States?
United States viewers will be able to tune into Toluca vs Santos Laguna on TUDN USA. The match will also be available online in America on the TUDN app and TUDN.com.
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Toluca vs Santos Laguna: match preview
Toluca’s 10 Mexican titles make them the third most successful club in Liga MX history – but it’s now over a decade since Los Diablos Rojos won the league. Their most recent league triumph came at the 2010 Bicentenario, a tournament where they beat Santos Laguna in the final.
Under Ignacio Ambriz, Toluca finished sixth in the regular season to advance to the preliminary round of the playoffs, before booking their place in the quarterfinals with a 3-0 victory over Juárez on Sunday.
As for Santos Laguna, who lost 2-1 to Toluca on matchday four of the regular season, Los Guerreros finished third in the league stage to ensure automatic qualification for the quarter-finals.
Head coach Eduardo Fentanes aims to steer Santos to their seventh Mexican championship, which would be their first since the Clausura 2018 tournament. Who did they face in the final four and a half years ago? You guessed it: Toluca.
Toluca vs Santos Laguna: last five meetings
Who is the match referee?
The referee for the Estadio Nemesio Díez will be Diego Montaño. He will be assisted by José Martínez and José de Jesús Baños, while the fourth referee will be Daniel Quintero. Guillermo Pacheco will be the video assistant referee.